Kingston Road Closures & Delays: August 25 to September 1

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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.

Follow @CityofKingston for weather response updates.

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

Ministry of Transportation

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* Expect periodic delays and lane closures along Highway 33 from Collins Bay Road to Coronation Boulevard between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. until Nov. 2018 to accommodate construction. Please watch for and follow on-site personnel as they direct traffic.
* Aug. 27 to Sept. 7: Highway 15 at Highway 401 – expect alternating nightly closures of the eastbound off-ramp and westbound on-ramp 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
* Aug. 27 to Sept. 7: Sydenham Road at Highway 401 – expect the eastbound off-ramp to be closed 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Traffic Changes for Queen’s University Residence Move-In Aug. 30 And Sept. 1

A number of streets in the University District will be closed on Friday, Aug. 31 and Saturday, Sept. 1 to accommodate Queen’s University residence move-in day.

Motorists not involved in the move are advised to avoid the area or note these changes to traffic:

* Albert Street: will be one-way southbound from Queen’s Crescent to King 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1. Overnight parking street restrictions begin at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31. Courtesy towing has been arranged for any cars remaining on the street the morning of Sept. 1.
* Arch Street: closed at Union 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1.
* Bader Lane: will be one-way westbound from 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31 until 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1.
* Beverly Street: closed at Union and at King 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 1.
* Collingwood Street: will be one-way southbound from King to Union 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1. Overnight street parking restrictions begin 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31. Courtesy towing has been arranged for any cars remaining on the street the morning of Sept. 1.

* George Street: closed at Stuart 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1.
* O’Kill Street: closed at George 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1.
* Queen’s Crescent: will be one-way westbound from Albert to Collingwood 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1. Queen’s Crescent will be closed at Beverly and at Collingwood 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 1 (local traffic only).
* St. Lawrence Avenue: will be one-way southbound from Stuart to King from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1.

* Stuart Street: will be one-way westbound from University to Lower Albert 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1. Overnight street parking restrictions begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 31. Courtesy towing has been arranged for any cars remaining on the street the morning of Sept. 1.
* University Avenue: will be one-way southbound from Union St. to Stuart St. 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1.

Princess, Johnson, Brock, Union and King streets remain open, however significant congestion is expected. Vehicles in No Parking areas that are impeding traffic flow or blocking driveways will be ticketed and towed.

Construction Road Closures


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* Division Street will be closed from Brock to Princess until early September. The intersection of Princess and Division will remain open.
* Division Street will be closed from Princess to Queen until late November. The intersection of Division and Queen will also be closed. Follow detour signage.
* Nelson Street from Princess south to the end of site on Monday, Aug. 27 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. to accommodate a mobile crane.
* George Street from Stuart to O’Kill starting at 6 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 24 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 26 for the hoisting of structural and mechanical equipment to the top of Botterell Hall. Traffic on O’Kill will be changed to the opposite direction to accommodate access to parking on George.

* Expect delays in the area of King St. West in Portsmouth Village until the end of August for Utilities Kingston’s annual gas main replacement project. Motorists and pedestrians should expect the following:

+ Eastbound lane reductions on King St. West between McDonald and Mowat
+ Westbound lane closure on King St. West between Church and Mowat. Detour in place on Union Street West.
+ No left turn from King at Mowat onto Union.
+ The north sidewalk on King Street will be closed between Church and Mowat. The south sidewalk will be closed from McDonald to Mowat.

Event Road Closures

* Sydenham Street will be closed from Princess to halfway to Queen from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Saturday until Sept. 1 for Sounds of Sydenham and other DowntownKingston! programming.

Limestone City Blues Festival Closures

The following streets will be closed for Limestone City Blues Festival events:

* Saturday, Aug. 25: King Street from Clarence to Brock 11:30 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. and from Brock to Princess from 4:30 to 11:59 p.m.
* Saturday, Aug. 25: Market Street from Ontario to King 11:30 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.
* Saturday, Aug. 25: Brock Street from Ontario to Wellington 11:30 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.

Road Delays

Expect delays on:

* Bath Road from Coverdale Drive to Collins Bay Road. This section of Bath Road will be down to one eastbound lane until late September to accommodate construction of a bikeway and multi-use waterfront path.
* Bath Road at the intersection of Collins Bay Road until late September
* Bayridge Drive from Princess to Cedarwood until early September to allow for construction of a new sidewalk.
* Sydenham Road from Arnold to the new Cataraqui Woods Drive extension until late September while crews install storm sewers.

Work on Low Volume Roads

The City will be working to improve the following road sections from late July to late September:

* Sunnyside Road from Sydenham Road to McIvor Road.
* Unity Road from Battersea Road easterly for 250m.
* The intersection of Glenview Avenue and Fay Street.

The timing for work on these roads is dependent on weather and includes:

* Full-depth reclamation of the existing road surface
* Grade improvements
* Drainage improvements
* Paving the road surface

A gravel road surface will be maintained throughout construction. Travellers can expect delays as the road will be reduced to one-lane required.

Sidewalk and Pathway Disruptions

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

* Princess Street from Barrie to Division.
* Division Street from Brock to Colborne.
* The north sidewalk on King Street will be closed between Church and Mowat. The south sidewalk will be closed from McDonald to Mowat.
* 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:

–       Following @CityofKingston on Twitter for daily updates.
–       Signing up for Breaking News at CityofKingston.ca/news to receive Friday Traffic Reports mentioning more major repairs.


Release source: City of Kingston
PhotoLee Cannon (cc)