Kingston Road Closures & Delays: April 29 to May 4

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Below is a list of road construction projects and events expected to have an impact on traffic flow next week in Kingston:

See the entire 2015-18 infrastructure program at CityofKingston.ca/construction.

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

Follow us @CityofKingston for weather response updates. And visit CityofKingston.ca/Snow for safety tips and snow plowing priorities.

Load Restrictions in effect:

Until the end of April, heavy trucks/loads are restricted on City roads, where posted, each spring to reduce damage.

Ministry of Transportation

Highway 15 at Highway 401 – April 30 to May 4 from 7 p. m.  to 5 a. m. there will be alternating nightly closures of eastbound off-ramp and the westbound on-ramp.

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

Parks Canada Closure

Kingston Mills Bridge:

Parks Canada advises that the Kingston Mills swing bridge will be closed 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 2 and 3 to complete routine maintenance. For more information, call Parks Canada’s Ontario Waterways Unit at 613-283-5170 or email rideaucanal-info@pc.gc.ca.

Other Construction Road Closures


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  • John Counter Boulevard will close at the railway crossing 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 28 to accommodate repairs to the tracks. Motorists, cyclists and pedestrians can access the train station from Princess Street. See Kingston Transit’s service alerts page for route detours: www.CityofKingston.ca/BusDetours.
  • Princess Street is closed for reconstruction from Clergy to Division. The intersection of Barrie and Princess is also closed. Local traffic may access the Metro parking lot.
  • Barrie Street is closed for reconstruction between Johnson and Queen. Local traffic may access the Metro parking lot.

Event Closures

  • Charles Street will close from Bagot to Rideau on April 29 from 3 to 5 p.m. for the Kingston Gets Active Play Streets event.
  • Ontario Street from Brock to Johnson on April 29 from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for the Road Runners event.

Construction Road Delays

Expect delays on:

  • Sydenham Road from Arnold to the new Cataraqui Woods Drive extension until late May while crews install storm sewers.
  • Front Road between INVISTA’s east entrance and Trailhead Place until the end of May to allow crews to finalize bridge work.
  • Taylor Kidd Boulevard from Bayridge to Old Colony – expect eastbound lane closures until the end of April to allow for new watermain construction by Utilities Kingston.

Street Redirections

  • O’Kill Street will temporarily change from one-way eastbound traffic to one-way westbound traffic until Friday, April 27 to accommodate access to Kingston General Hospital on George Street.

Sidewalk Disruption

Pedestrians may be required to detour through construction zones in these areas:

  • Princess Street from Clergy to Division.
  • Barrie Street from Queen to Brock.
  • Sydenham Road from Arnold to the new Cataraqui Woods Drive extension.

Motorists and cyclists can keep up with where/when repair work is taking place by:


Release source: City of Kingston
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