High Collision Intersection – Kenaston & McGillivray Blvd

I think about this data every time I drive through this intersection. Take some time to read, consider and share this information. Drive with caution.

Between 2011 & 2015 on average there were 281 collisions a year – or 1.5 crashes ever two days at the intersection of Kenaston and McGillivray Blvd’s. This is the second highest collision intersection in Winnipeg  – Leila and McPhillips averages 269 a year.

A two year pilot program was launched in 2016 to assess different approaches aimed at reducing crashes.

  • Visible police, signage and media were used and collisions – in my opinion, barely resulted in change.

People are disobeying traffic signs, using hand held devices and are speeding. Please change your driving behaviour. The cost of lives, injuries and claims is astronomic. Below is brief summary – see complete details of reports here:

2016 – 2018 Pilot Program to Reduce Crashes

Manitoba Public Insurance, the City of Winnipeg (Public Works and the Winnipeg Police Service) and CAA Manitoba – launched a two-year pilot program on January 14th, 2016 to assess whether the installation of roadway signage approaching high-collision intersections and/or the regular presence of law enforcement has a positive effect in changing behavior and reducing collision incidents and claims costs.

This pilot program used a combination of intersection signage (flashing lights/high collision signage), dedicated visible police enforcement and general public awareness (media) at three high collision intersections in Winnipeg:

  1. Kenaston Blvd and McGillivray Blvd  ~ 281 collisions /year ( 45,000 – 51,000 vehicles daily)
  2. Bishop Grandin Blvd and St Mary’s Rd ~  172 collisions / year  (32,000 – 34,000 vehicles daily)
  3. Leila Ave and McPhillips St  ~ 269 collisions /year (39,000 – 41,000 vehicles)


This chart for Kenaston and McGillivray Blvd reflects the changes in behaviour and decrease in collisions:

  • with BOTH signage and police enforcement – 4.8% decrease or 13 less collisions per year
  • with only warning signage (-5.7% or 16 less collisions per year)


Enforcement activity at the sites produced a variety of offence notices over the course of the pilot. Data shows that nearly two of three citations issued by officers (60%) at these intersections over the course of the pilot were for was one of the following three offences:

  • ‘Disobey a traffic control device’ (47%);
  • ‘Use of a hand-held electronic device’ (38%); and
  • ‘Speeding’ (14%).

In summary – drive with caution !