Third Crossing Bridge Final Reports Available Online

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Kingston proposed third crossing (bridge)

The City of Kingston has posted the business plan and preliminary design final reports for the proposed Third Crossing bridge across the Cataraqui River.

These reports will be used by City council to make its decision on the proposed bridge. In a release, Mark Van Buren, director of engineering, said that these final reports “reflect the community input we have received in the last month since we released the drafts – and the history of community input and council direction provided since the environmental assessment for the Third Crossing started in 2009.”

The results of phases two and three of the Third Crossing Action Plan will be presented at a special council meeting Tuesday, June 13.

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The meeting’s agenda will be available on the City’s website on June 6 along with the final report on the project’s public engagement.

According to the release, this report will “reference the engagement on these phases of work, including what was heard and how community input, where applicable, is reflected in the preliminary design and business plan.”

The final reports can be read online at

If council decides to continue with the Third Crossing at the June 13th meeting, the next stage will be to formulate final design requirements and procurement documents for the construction of the bridge.

The City notes that council meetings are live-streamed on the Kingston City Council YouTube channel along with being live-Tweeted at @KingstonMeeting.

Image (artist rendition of proposed 3rd crossing) via City of Kingston