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:
* Frontenac Street – Jenkins to Princess – closed until Dec. 2 for construction of an apartment building at 501 Frontenac St.
* King Street – The Tragically Hip Way to Place d’Armes – closed:
+ Nov. 16 from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. for the Arkells show.
+ 12:01 a.m. Nov. 19 to 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 20 for the Paw Patrol.
* Kingscourt – First to Third – closed until mid-December while a contractor installs a new water main and sanitary sewer on behalf of Utilities Kingston.
* Market Street – Ontario to King – closed Nov. 16 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for the Tree Lighting Ceremony.
* Nelson Street – First to Third – closed until 7 p.m. on Dec. 23 for underground site-servicing work. Local traffic will be accommodated.
* Princess Street – Bath to Ontario – closed Nov. 16 from 5 p.m. until approximately 7 p.m. for the Nighttime Santa Parade.
* Sydenham Street – William to Johnson – closed Nov. 15 until 5 p.m. while a contractor installs a new water main at the intersection of Johnson Street on behalf of Utilities Kingston.
* University Avenue – Garrett to Princess – closed Nov. 15 until 7 p.m. for the installation of new services for 495 Princess St.
* Victoria Street – Princess to South Bartlett – closed until the end of November. See Victoria Street listing under “Delays section” for more details.
* Washburn Road/Lower Brewers Bridge – Highway 15 to Forty Foot – closed by Parks Canada from 8 a.m. Nov. 18 to 5 p.m. on Nov. 22 to allow for geotechnical drilling.
* Bath Road (Westbound lanes) – from 275 metres east of Gardiners to just past Days – expect minor delays and lane restrictions while accessing businesses on the north side of Bath Road while a contractor completes work on behalf of Utilities Kingston to reline the local water main. Expect lane restrictions at the Bath Road and Days Road intersection.
* Bath Road Westbound at Days Road – Right lane closed while crews are working in the area.
* Days Road Northbound at Bath Road – Left lane onto Bath Road westbound reduced to one lane while crews are working in the area.
* Gibson and Oakridge avenues – expect delays while Utilities Kingston crews replace a water main in the area.
* 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.
* Highway 15 – Highway 401 to 500m north of Burnt Hills – expect lane closures weekdays through November for culvert replacement and rehabilitation.
* Jackson Mills Road – Bur Brook Road to 400m south (near the K&P Trail) – reduced to one lane for roadside safety improvements. Both directions remain open.
* John Counter Boulevard – Princess to Indian – expect increased delays until the summer of 2021 while crews construct a new four-lane road and rail overpass. Using an alternate route is recommended. MOTORISTS: Don’t get stopped on the tracks! Ensure there is enough space on the opposite side before crossing.
* Johnson Street – Sydenham to Bagot – expect minor delays and lane restrictions while Utilities Kingston crews prepare to reline the local water main. Johnson Street will be reduced to a single lane when crews are working in the area.
* MetalCraft Marine boat move – Starting at 11 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 17 MetalCraft Marine will be moving a 72-foot-long, 23-foot-wide glass-bottomed boat from its workshop at 789 Sir John A. Macdonald Blvd. to be outfitted at Kingston Marina, 349 Wellington St. Expect delays as the boat is moved along the following route:
* Sir John A. Macdonald to Princess
* Down Princess to Ontario
* Along Ontario to Place d’Armes
* Up Place d’Armes to Wellington
* Along Wellington to Kingston Marina
The boat is destined for Blue Heron Cruises in Tobermory. Questions can be directed to MetalCraft Marine’s Eric Connell at 613-561-7065.
* Old Mill Road – at John Counter – expect delays until late November to allow crews to build the new south-side lanes on John Counter.
* Princess Street – Portsmouth to east of Hillendale – Expect delays eastbound due to restrictions along the curbside lane as Utilities Kingston crews replace poles and underground wire.
* Victoria Street – Princess to Concession – expect minor delays, lane restrictions and road closures (see above) throughout the fall while a contractor completes work on behalf of Utilities Kingston to replace sewers and water mains in the area. Drivers should also expect lane restrictions at the Princess/Victoria intersection.
Sidewalks and pedestrian pathways:
* Albert Street – Bader Lane to 136 m north – crews will be reconstructing the sidewalk until late November.
* Clarence Street – King to halfway to Wellington – the east-side sidewalk is closed to accommodate fencing for work to the roof of the British Whig Building.
* Concession – at Leroy Grant – crews are completing the reconstruction of the sidewalks and curb until late November.
* King Street – from Barrie to 70m east – crews will be reconstructing the sidewalk until late November.
* Kingscourt Avenue – First to Third – The west sidewalk will be closed until mid-December while a contractor on behalf of Utilities Kingston installs a new water main and sanitary sewer.
* Lancaster Drive – at Limestone – crews will be making crosswalk improvements until late November.
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.