Over the past few years, there have been a number of fascinating "studies" released about Boise's traffic woes. 

At one point, FleetLogging named Boise "The Worst Rush Hour in the US,"  claiming that you can make it an additional 14.4 miles in 60 minutes if you waited until rush hour was over. While traffic in the Treasure Valley certainly becomes more frustrating as the area grows, we're not entirely sure that the "worst rush hour in the U.S." is an accurate description of what driving in Boise is really like. But hey, if it gives us a valid reason to air our grievances about things that slow down the daily commute we'll take the bait.

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It's estimated that more than 7,000 vehicles go through the Treasure Valley's busiest intersection during the 4-6 p.m. rush hour. Yes, that intersection is Eagle and Fairview. And yes...it's going to be on our list of the most annoying stoplights in the Boise area.

Personally, we hate the red light at Pennsylvania and Parkcenter when you're trying to turn left onto Parkcenter. The light stays red for an unnecessarily long period of time at 5:45 a.m. on weekday mornings.

Image via Google Maps
Image via Google Maps


Don't get us wrong. We love Taylor Swift's new album, but there's no reason that we should be able to listen to an entire song on Midnights while waiting for the light to change. Sometimes there's not a single car that passes through that intersection while we're waiting. It's the worst when you're just trying to make it to work on time.

But which red lights do YOU think are the worst? We asked our listeners on Facebook and this is what you told us!

5 Most Annoying Stoplights in the Treasure Valley

We polled our listeners and according to YOU these are the five most annoying stoplights in Ada and Canyon County.

KEEP READING: The Top 12 Most Frustrating Intersections in the Treasure Valley

If we were to compare ourselves to other major cities in the Pacific Northwest, Boise would look silly complaining about these sorts of things slowing down our commute by minutes. But, we're not Seattle. We're not Portland. These intersections are annoying and everyone knows it!

The 6 Most Deadly Intersections in the Boise Area Over the Past 10 Years

We examined the Fatality Analysis Reporting System data from the NHTSA for 2010-2020 (the most recent year available) to determine which intersections in the Treasure Valley have had the most fatal crashes and resulted in the most deaths.

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