Kingston Road Closures & Delays for August 10 to 16

Published on: 2015/08/10 - in Featured Releases

Please see below for a list of road construction projects and events expected to have an impact on traffic flow next week, including a notice from Utilities Kingston about electrical work affecting downtown parking and sidewalks and a notice from Public Works and Government Services Canada about work being planned for the La Salle Causeway.

See the entire 2015-18 infrastructure program at

For updates on Highway 401 construction visit the Ministry of Transportation’s website at or call 5-1-1.

Traffic delays (construction)

– Expect delays on King Street at Portsmouth Avenue beginning Wednesday, Aug. 12 until early October while crews install underground services for the new Providence Care Hospital.

– Expect delays at Bath Road and Portsmouth on Sunday, Aug. 7 from 6 a.m. until 12-noon while crews for Utilities Kingston repair a gas valve. The south entrance to the Mac’s Milk and Gas station will also be closed.

– Expect delays on Union Street at University Avenue until mid-Sept while crews prepare the intersection for the pedestrian priority/scramble crossing.

– Expect significant delays on Front Road between Trailhead Place and INVISTA until the end of the year as crews replace the bridge. Choose an alternate route if possible.

– Expect delays on Creekford Road at the new intersection of Bayridge Drive until late November while crews construct the new Bayridge Drive extension.

Road closures (general)

McEwen Drive is closed from just south of Bath Road to Castell Road until late August while crews make the necessary repairs to the storm sewer. Businesses on Bath Road remain accessible from Bath Road. Local traffic can access this section of McEwen Drive from Castell Road.

Road closures (events)

– Market Street will be closed on August 9, 11-12 from 5 to 9 p.m. each day for the Autoshow performance in Springer Market Square as part of the Kick and Push Festival.

Road closures (reconstruction)

Below are the reconstruction projects currently underway followed by the section that is currently closed:

Yonge Street (between Kennedy and Johnson) and Forsythe Avenue
– Yonge Street from Hatter (nouth leg) to Hatter (south leg) will be closed until late September.

Ellerbeck Street between Union and King
– Ellerbeck Street from King to Davidson will be closed until late August
– Ellerbeck Street will be closed from Union to Davidson beginning Monday, Aug. 10 until early October

Stuart Street between Lower University and Arch
– The intersection of George and Stuart will be closed until mid-August
– Stuart Street from George to Arch will be closed until mid-August
– Stuart Street will be closed from Lower University to George beginning Thursday, Aug. 4 until mid-August

Electrical Work to Affect Downtown Parking and Sidewalks

Business owners, shoppers and residents in the areas listed below can expect parking restrictions and sidewalk closures while crews work to install new electrical infrastructure. Work will be staggered over the coming months so not all these areas will be affected at the same time.
• Princess Street between Clergy and Montreal

• Clergy Street between Princess and Queen

• Sydenham Street between Princess and Queen

• Montreal Street between Princess and Queen

View a more detailed map of the affected area at

We apologize for any inconvenience. This work helps to ensure a reliable source of electricity to you, our customers. For more information, call the Customer Service Centre at 613-546-0000.


Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) wishes to advise motorists, boaters, pedestrians and cyclists of an upcoming two-day closure of the La Salle Causeway anticipated in August or September 2015. This closure is necessary to complete a structural repair that will ensure the continued safe operation of the bridge.

PWGSC will announce the dates of the closure as soon as the schedule is confirmed.

The closure has been scheduled in consultation with the City of Kingston and the Province of Ontario to ensure the least possible inconvenience. A taxi service will be made available for pedestrians during the closure.

Boats less than four metres in height above the waterline can pass through the causeway via the east bridge.

Safety is a top priority for PWGSC, and we are committed to ensuring the continued integrity of the bridges we manage.

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank users for their patience.

Release source: City of Kingston | PhotoChris Waits (cc)