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Manitoba Installs Rumble Strips at Deadly Intersection

August 16, 2023 7:22 AM | News

Highway 1 - Carberry Crash

A scorched patch of ground where a bus carrying seniors ended up after colliding with a transport truck and burning is seen on the edge of the Trans-Canada Highway where it intersects with Hwy 5, west of Winnipeg near Carberry, Man., Friday, June 16, 2023. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

The province has installed rumble strips on a stretch of Manitoba highway where a fatal crash occurred in June.

Fifteen seniors died in the crash at the intersection of the Trans-Canada Highway and Highway 5 near Carberry earlier this summer. Two more people later died in hospital.

Three people were seriously injured in a separate crash at the same intersection on July 31.

Manitoba Transportation and Infrastructure has since installed the rumble strips and painted new lines at the intersection. The addition is a series of raised strips along the road’s edge that alert a driver if they have swayed too far from their lane.

Increased signage is also planned for the roadway in the future.

A safety review of the busy intersection is underway and is expected to be completed by the fall.