Kingston Road Closures & Delays: July 3 to 9

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Please see below for a list of road construction projects and events expected to have an impact on traffic flow next week.

Kingston Transit riders: find the up-to-date list of all detours/service alerts at

Is construction coming to a street near you? 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.

However, MTO has advised of the following lane and ramp closures happening on the 401 at Highway 15 next week:

– June 30: alternating daily closures between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m., eastbound and westbound right shoulder
– May 24 to Dec. 15: day and night closure, eastbound right lane and right shoulder deviation
– May 24 to Dec. 15: day and night closure, westbound right shoulder deviation


– The fixed bridge and swing bridge on Kingston Mills Road is closed until late June 2017 to allow Parks Canada to replace the fixed bridge, rehabilitate the swing bridge and repair damage caused by high water flows. For more information visit this webpage. Want community updates on this project? Email

– Division Street will be closed from Union to Clergy until mid-July for reconstruction.

– Division Street will be closed from Clergy to Earl from July 5 to Aug. 2.

– Clergy Street from Barrie to Division will have access only on Barrie while crews complete work on Division until mid-July.

– Contractors for Queen’s University are constructing an addition to Botterell Hall along the George Street side. Parking has been removed from the northern portion  of  George Street along the length of the building to facilitate this work. A full southbound driving lane will remain subject to three full road closure’s later in the project in each of August, September and October for up to three days. Closure notices will be issued closer to the confirmed dates.



Up to and including Monday July 3rd, various downtown streets will be closed for Canada Day events:

– Ontario Street will be closed from Brock to Clarence 8 a.m. to midnight June 30 to July 3 (inclusive).

– Market Street will be closed from Ontario to King 8 a.m. to midnight June 30 to July 3 (inclusive).

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Various downtown streets will be closed to accommodate Downtown Kingston’s Buskers Rendezvous Thursday, July 6 to Sunday, July 9:

–       Market Street will be closed from Ontario to King (with the exception of Market vendors) 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. July 6-9.
–       Ontario Street will be closed from Brock to Clarence and from Clarence to Johnson 5:30 to 11 p.m. July 6-7; from 2:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 8; and from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 9.
–       Princess Street will be closed from Wellington to Bagot from 12:45 to 3 p.m. July 6-8 and from Division to Barrie from 8 to 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 8.
–       Sydenham Street will be closed from Princess to Queen 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. July 6-8.


–    Expect delays and intermittent short term closures at the intersection of John Counter Blvd and Sir John A. Macdonald Blvd beginning at midnight until 2 a.m. on June 25 to support the reconstruction of John Counter overhead utility work.

– Abbey Dawn Road, near Highway 2, will be closed until further notice due to flooding.

– Downtown Kingston’s Sounds of Sydenham and other programming will close half of Sydenham Street beginning at Princess Street northerly toward Queen each Saturday this summer between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. including, July 8, 15, 22 and 29, Aug. 5, 12 and 26 and Sept. 5.


Motorists and cyclists should expect delays on these roadways due to road construction and bridge construction:

– John Counter Boulevard until late September while crews complete the road widening.

– Bayridge Drive from Taylor Kidd to Lincoln until early July while crews construct new sidewalk.

– Expect delays at Bath Road and Portsmouth Avenue July 4-7 as crews complete natural gas work. The eastbound lane on Bath Road will be impacted as the southbound land on Portsmouth.

– Bagot Street from Princess to Brock until early July while crews complete improvements to the Downtown Transfer Point

– Brock Street from King to Montreal until early July while crews complete improvements to the Downtown Transfer Point

– Front Road is down to one lane in each direction due to high water levels. Although the water is no longer on the road surface, the underlying granulars, which provide the necessary structural support for the road, remain saturated. Staff will continue to monitor the water levels and adjust lane restrictions when conditions improve. Work on the bridge cannot move forward until water levels have receded.


– Green left turn arrows are now flashing at intersections across the City to draw more attention and improve efficiency at the intersection. Left turn arrows are programmed on an intersection by intersection basis to ensure the intersection optimizes all traffic movement.

Release source: City of Kingston
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