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:
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- Alfred Street – from Elm to Princess – closed from until Friday, May 31 while Utilities Kingston works to replace a sanitary sewer to increase capacity in the area.
- John Counter Boulevard – east of Ascot Lane to Cataraqui River – closed until the Third Crossing Bridge is complete. The area will be fenced off and there will be no access to the water at the end of John Counter.
- Ontario Street – from Brock to Johnson – closed from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 28 for the Kingston Road Runners 5k and 21k races.
- Rideau Canal on Burnt Hills Road (Brass Point Bridge) – Parks Canada has closed the bridge for major repairs until May 15. Questions or concerns? Contact Allan Smollett, Parks Canada, 613-485-0429.
- Warner Crescent – from Dalton to Dairy Queen entrance – will be closed until Friday, May 3 to accommodate installation of new services for the new Mr. Lube.
- Dalton Avenue – at St. Remy Place – expect minor delays from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 28. Utilities Kingston electricity crews are making improvements to the Kingston Hydro electricity distribution system.
- Highway 401 – at Highway 38/Gardiners Road – expect lane closures on the 401 until November 2020 and delays of up to 10 minutes nightly from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. on the westbound 401. A new carpool lot will open here Nov. 30, 2019. Ontario highway updates are offered by the Ministry of Transportation.
- Jackson Mills Road – from Bur Brook Road to 400m south (near the K&P Trail) – reduced to one lane for roadside safety improvements but both directions remain open.
- Patrick Street – at Duff – expect minor delays from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 28. Utilities Kingston electricity crews are making improvements to the Kingston Hydro electricity distribution system.
- Place d’Armes – from Ontario to King – expect lane shifts daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. until June 1 to allow for lifts of roofing materials onto 1 Place d’Armes.
- Portsmouth Avenue – from Old Quarry to John Counter – expect delays until mid-June as crews install storm sewers and upgrade the road surface for the realignment of Portsmouth Avenue.
- Strathconna Park watermain relining – expect minor traffic delays on the following streets while Utilities Kingston crews prepare to reline watermains through the summer:
+ Elizabeth Avenue – from Jane to Avenue Road
+ Jane Avenue – from Kings Gate /Nottingham to Avenue Road
+ McMahon Avenue – from McMichael to Avenue Road
- Sydenham Road – north of 401 – expect minor traffic delays as crews start preparations for watermain relining, starting April 29 and through the summer.
+ Mildred Street – from Sunnyside to Sydenham Road
+ Audrey Street – from Floyd to Jesse
+ Jesse Crescent – from Mildred to the end
+ Floyd Avenue – from Mildred to Sunnyside
Sidewalks and pedestrian pathways
- Ontario Street – from The Tragically Hip Way to the east of the La Salle Causeway – this sidewalk is closed for public safety as the historic stone wall by Fort Frontenac is in need of urgent structural repair. Take Kingston Transit free to get across the La Salle Causeway from the stop at the Wolfe Island Ferry Dock or on Highway 2 at Navy Way. An alternate route for pedestrians will be announced as soon as possible.
- Rideau Canal on Burnt Hills Road (Brass Point Bridge) – Parks Canada will close the bridge to pedestrians and vehicles to accommodate major repairs until May 15. Questions or concerns? Contact Allan Smollett, Parks Canada, 613-485-0429.
- Strathconna Park watermain project – Utilities Kingston crews are relining watermains and installing new watermains to improve the water distribution system in this area through the summer:
- Expect localized sidewalk closures on these streets:
* Elizabeth Avenue – from Jane to Avenue Road
* Jane Avenue – from Kings Gate/Nottingham to Avenue Road
* McMahon Avenue – from McMichael to Avenue Road
- Expect the pedestrian access pathways to be closed in these locations:
* Gretna Green to Indian Road
* Stormont Avenue to Westmoreland Road, through O’Connor Park
Traffic-related links and messages:
- Load restrictions in effect: Until the end of April, heavy trucks/loads are restricted on City roads, where posted, each spring to reduce damage.
- 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.