Following is a list of road construction projects and events provided by the City of Kingston that are expected to have an impact on traffic flow next week:
Motorists, cyclists and pedestrians: review the listing of streets and related messages below for travel information of interest to you.
Traffic and pedestrian impacts this week
Expect delays on the Lasalle Causeway Bridge from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 26 to accommodate work by Public Services and Procurement Canada. One lane of alternating traffic will remain open. Email for more information
Love Kingston Marketplace:
As part of the Love Kingston Marketplace project, some vehicle travel lanes and parking spaces downtown have been repurposed to create additional physical-distancing space for pedestrians and for businesses:
- Clarence Street – on-street parking repurposed to accommodate a lane shift.
- Market Street – road closed to vehicles. On-street parking unavailable.
* Colborne Street – Chatham to Division – closed to through traffic until Nov. 30 to accommodate construction staging.
* Earl Street – Ontario to King – closed until Nov. 20 as a contractor, on behalf of Utilities Kingston, completes sanitary sewer upgrades.
* Frontenac Street – Princess to Jenkins – closed until 5 p.m. on Nov. 20 to accommodate a concrete pour.
* Nelson Street – Princess to Mack – closed 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 25 to accommodate a crane hoist.
* Albert Street – Union to Queen’s Crescent – expect a lane closure until 5 p.m. on Nov. 27 to accommodate installation of new water, sanitary and storm services for the new Queen’s Residence.
* Brock Street – Montreal to Sydenham – expect the south lane to be closed 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 20 and on Nov. 21 and 22 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. to accommodate work to Hotel Dieu Hospital.
* Glengarry Road – Portsmouth to Indian – expect short delays and a possible lane closure as a contractor working on behalf of Utilities Kingston installs a new sanitary sewer and upgrades water mains.
* Gore Road – MacLean to Grenadier – expect lane closures 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Nov. 23 to 26 accommodate a sanitary sewer tie-in.
* Grenadier Drive – at Windfield Crescent – expect delays while construction takes place around the Kingston East Community Centre site. Flag-people will be on-site to direct traffic (see “Sidewalk” impact, below).
* Highway 15 – north of Sandhill – expect to experience delays due to lane closures until Nov. 1, 2021 as crews replace a culvert. Please follow the direction of flaggers. Ontario highway updates are offered by the Ministry of Transportation.
* Highway 33 – east of Collins Creek Bridge to west of Coronation Boulevard – expect delays due to construction to improve drainage. Construction barrels and flag-people will direct traffic around the work zone. Ontario highway updates are offered by the Ministry of Transportation.
* Jackson Mills Road – near the K&P Trail – reduced to one lane for roadside safety improvements but remains open in both directions.
* John Counter Boulevard – Princess to Indian – expect delays until the summer of 2021 while crews complete turtle-fencing and water main work.
* Kingscourt area – Victoria, Ruskin, Kingscourt, Carleton, Hillcrest and Fergus – expect local traffic disruptions and minor detours, as a contractor prepares to line sewer mains, on behalf of Utilities Kingston. The lining of the sewers will extend into late fall. Roadways will be open to traffic. Please follow signage and yield to oncoming traffic as required.
* Portsmouth Avenue – Glengarry to Princess and Glengarry – Portsmouth to Indian – expect short delays and a possible lane closure until Nov. 20 as a contractor, working on behalf of Utilities Kingston, installs a new sanitary sewer and upgrades water mains.
* Princess Street – Collins Bay Road to Baxter – reduced to one lane in either direction 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily until Dec. 4 to accommodate the widening of Princess Street and construction of turn lanes onto Creekside Valley Drive (entrance to new subdivision). Please observe the direction of flaggers and note that traffic may be rerouted onto Westbrook and Woodbine roads during this time.
* Union Street – Collingwood to Albert – closed 7 a.m. on Nov. 23 to 5 p.m. on Nov. 26 to allow for excavation for a water service connection.
* Water main rehabilitation: Until mid-November, expect local traffic disruptions and minor detours in the Collins Bay and Bayridge areas as a contractor completes neighbourhood restoration on behalf of Utilities Kingston. Please follow signage and yield to oncoming traffic.
* Grenadier Drive – at Windfield Crescent – expect construction around the Kingston East Community Centre site. The sidewalk on the south side of Grenadier Drive may be restricted weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. A flagger will be on-site to direct traffic and assist pedestrians.
* Kingscourt Avenue – First to Third – West sidewalk closed to pedestrian traffic until further notice to allow the developer to access building lots and complete connections to municipal infrastructure. Please use the east sidewalk and follow posted pedestrian detours.
Lower Brewers Swing Bridge users:
Vehicles such as larger emergency vehicles and school buses are no longer permitted to cross this bridge. Parks Canada advises it has decreased the load capacity of this bridge from 10 tons to 3 tons. Built in 1984 to meet code for 10 ton capacity, it does not meet today’s guidelines and structural deterioration due to its age of has further decreased its load capacity. Design work for the Lower Brewers Swing Bridge is underway and it has been designated for replacement in 2021.
Wolfe Island Ferry Docks’ changes
The Ministry of Transportation is making improvements to the Kingston and Marysville Wolfe Island ferry docks. Visit the projects website (http://www.wolfeislanddocks.ca/) to learn more and for up-to-date information on construction progress.
Traffic-related links and messages:
- Kingston Transit detours: CityofKingston.ca/BusDetours.
- Daily updates: Follow @CityofKingston on Twitter.
- Ministry of Transportation updates – For bilingual travel information on Ontario highways visit Ontario.ca/511, call 5-1-1 or follow @511Ontario (English) or @Ontario511 (French) on Twitter.
- City’s infrastructure program: CityofKingston.ca/construction.