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 June 27 to allow for framing, masonry and interior work for 501 Frontenac St.
* Kingscourt Avenue – First to Third – closed until mid-July to allow for a contractor to install water and sewer infrastructure on behalf of Utilities Kingston.
* Toronto Street – Johnson to Earl – closed for approximately four weeks starting June 8, for sanitary sewer reconstruction on behalf of Utilities Kingston.
* Victoria Street
- South Bartlett to Concession – closed until mid-August to allow for a contractor to reconstruct water and sewer pipes on behalf of Utilities Kingston.
- Princess to South Bartlett – closed for approximately two weeks starting June 8 for water and sewer main construction on behalf of Utilities Kingston.
* Wright Crescent – 40 to 115 Wright – closed from 7 a.m. June 1 to 5 p.m. June 5 to allow for installation of a new sanitary sewer.
* Grenadier Drive – at Windfield Crescent – expect delays while construction takes place around the Kingston East Community Centre site. A flagman will be on-site to direct traffic (see “Sidewalk” impact, below).
* 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. Ontario highway updates are offered by the Ministry of Transportation.
* Highway 33 – 240m east of Collins Creek Bridge to 185m west of Coronation Boulevard – expect delays due to construction to improve drainage. Construction barrels and flag-personnel 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 increased delays until the summer of 2021, while crews construct new four-lane road and rail overpass. Use of alternate routes is recommended. Motorists: Before you cross the rail tracks, please ensure there is space on the opposite side to allow you to fully clear the tracks.
* Ontario Street – Queen to LaSalle Causeway Bridge – northbound traffic will be shifted to an existing southbound lane until late 2020 to accommodate repair work on the Fort Frontenac Wall. For more detail, read the news release on this traffic control plan.
* Water main rehabilitation: Starting June 1 and until mid-November, expect local traffic disruptions and minor detours in the following residential areas as a contractor completes water main rehabilitation on behalf of Utilities Kingston. Please follow signage and yield to oncoming traffic as required.
- Brookside Drive – Prince Charles to the north end
- Centre Street – from Hillview to the north end
- Fleet Street – Sussex to Lincoln
- Glen Cove Street – Lashford to Prince Charles
- Hill View Road – the creek westerly to the CN train tracks
- Lashford Street – Center to Collin’s Bay
- Prince Charles Drive – the creek to Collin’s Bay
- Wembly Place – Fleet to end
* Grenadier Drive – at Windfield Crescent – expect delays while construction takes place 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 flagman will be on-site to direct traffic and assist pedestrians.
* Kingscourt Avenue – First to Third – West sidewalk closed to pedestrian traffic until mid-July to allow a contractor to install water and sewer infrastructure on behalf of Utilities Kingston. Please follow pedestrian detours as signed on site.
Parking Garage Closures:
Starting Friday, May 29, some parking garages and lots will be temporarily closed for annual cleaning and maintenance. Closures include:
* Hanson Memorial Parking Garage: closed 6 p.m. Friday, May 29 to 3 a.m. Saturday, May 30.
* Chown Memorial Parking Garage: closed 8 p.m. Saturday, May 30 to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 31.
* Upper and Lower Robert Bruce Memorial Parking Lots: closed Saturday, May 30 from 3 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Alternative parking options can be found at CityofKingston.ca/Parking.
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.