Kingston Road Closures & Delays: May 13 to 17

Published on: 2019/05/12 - in Releases

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:


* Alfred Street – from Elm to Princess – closed until Thursday, June 20 while Utilities Kingston works to replace a sanitary sewer to increase capacity in the area.

* Division Street – closed as shown below as crews complete the final layer of asphalt:

+ Johnson to Brock – closed May 14-15. Brock/Division intersection remains open.
+ Princess to Brock – closed May 14-16. Princess/Division intersection remains open.
+ Princess to Colborne (including at Queen) – closed May 15-16. Division/Colborne intersection remains open.

* John Counter Boulevard – east of Ascot Lane to Cataraqui River – closed until the Third Crossing Bridge is complete. The area is fenced off and there is no water access.


* Barrie Street – at Queen Street – expect lane closures May 13-16 while crews complete final layer of asphalt.
* Brock Street – at Division – expect lane closures May 15-16 while crews complete final layer of asphalt.
* Dalton Avenue – expect delays due to lane closures as Utilities Kingston gas crews complete pipeline repairs.
* 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.
* Ontario Street – at The Tragically Hip Way – expect delays from 7 p.m. May 15 to 6 a.m. May 16 as traffic control measures for a pedestrian walkway are put in place (see under “Sidewalks and pedestrian pathways” for details).
* 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 complete remaining works for the realignment of Portsmouth Avenue.
* Strathcona 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, 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

* VIA Entrance – off John Counter Boulevard – expect delays until May 15 while accessing the VIA Station while crews complete drainage works to prepare for the widening of John Counter Boulevard. Taking the train? Allow extra time to get to the station in case of delay.

Sidewalks and pedestrian pathways

* Ontario Street – from The Tragically Hip Way to the east of the La Salle Causeway – New traffic control measures to accommodate a pedestrian walkway will be put in place starting next Wednesday, May 15 at 7 p.m. Kingston Police will provide traffic control at the intersection of Tragically Hip Way and Ontario street until Thursday, May 16 at 6 a.m. at which point the new traffic control measures will be in place. For details on the traffic control measures, please see this news release.

* 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:

Release source: City of Kingston
PhotoLee Cannon (cc)