Ontario Street Pedestrian Walkway to be Installed May 15

Published on: 2019/05/14 - in News

Work to install an Ontario Street walkway needed while structural work is done on the historic Fort Frontenac Wall begins at 7pm on Wednesday, May 15.

The installation along with related traffic control measures are expected to be fully in place by 6am the following day and Kingston Police will be on site directing traffic at The Tragically Hip Way and Ontario Street intersection during that work.

According to the City, the traffic control plan that will be put in place includes the following:

  • Closing the northbound lane on Ontario Street from Tragically Hip Way to Place d’Armes to allow for a 2m temporary pedestrian walkway to be installed on the roadway.
  • Directing northbound traffic along one of the existing southbound lanes between Place d’Armes and The Tragically Hip Way.
  • Creating a new temporary walkway separated from the northbound traffic lane using a Jersey barrier and the existing traffic island, and separated from the Fort Frontenac wall construction site by temporary construction fencing.
  • Creating an accessible pedestrian ramp north of Place d’Armes from the existing sidewalk onto the temporary pedestrian walkway.
  • Closing the north crosswalk at The Tragically Hip Way and Ontario Street as the pedestrian crosswalk push buttons on the northeast corner will not be accessible.
  • Prohibiting semi-trucks from making left-hand turns from The Tragically Hip Way to Ontario or right-hand turns from Wolfe Island Ferry to Ontario Street due to the new lane configurations.
  • Installing signage and new road markings to guide vehicles and pedestrian through the construction site.

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