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:
* Creighton Street – Chatham to dead end – closed 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on June 10 to assemble a tower crane at 495 Princess St.
* Frontenac Street – Jenkins to Princess – closed until June 27 to allow for framing, masonry and interior work for 501 Frontenac St.
* Innovation Drive – at 673 Innovation Dr. east of Discovery – closed June 8 to 12 to accommodate installation of a sanitary sewer.
* Kingscourt Avenue – First to Third – closed until the end of July to allow for a contractor to install water and sewer infrastructure on behalf of Utilities Kingston.
* Toronto – Johnson to Earl – closed June 8 to the end of June for sanitary sewer reconstruction on behalf of Utilities Kingston.
* Thompson Crescent – Battersea to Kingston Mills – closed 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 8 and 9 to allow for culvert replacement.
* University Avenue – Garrett to Princess – closed 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on June 9 to dismantle a tower crane at 333 University Ave.
* Victoria Street
- Princess to North Bartlett – closed June 8 to 19 for water, sewer and road reconstruction.
- South Bartlett to North Bartlett – will continue to be closed for approximately six weeks starting June 22 for water and sewer main construction on behalf of Utilities Kingston.
- South Bartlett to Concession – closed until mid-August to allow for a contractor to reconstruct water and sewer pipes on behalf of Utilities Kingston.
- Wright Crescent – 40 to 115 Wright Cres. – closed to 5 p.m. June 5 to allow for installation of a new sanitary sewer.
* Collingwood Street – Earl to Couper – expect delays June 8 to 16 while crews install temporary water connections for road and sewer reconstruction.
* Chapman Street – Queen to Colborne – expect delays June 10^ and 11 while crews mill asphalt in preparation for new asphalt.
* 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 401 – at Highway 38/Gardiners – 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-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 increased delays until the summer of 2021, while crews construct new four-lane road and rail overpass. Use of alternate routes is recommended. Before you cross the rail tracks, please ensure there is space on the opposite side to allow you to fully clear the tracks.
* Johnson Street – Sydenham to Bagot – expect delays June 8 to 29 while crews begin asphalt and sidewalk replacement.
* Sheppard Street – Joyce to Montreal – expect delays June 10 and 11^ while crews mill asphalt in preparation for new asphalt.
* Ontario Street – Queen to La Salle Causeway– northbound traffic will be shifted to an existing southbound lane until late 2020 to accommodate repairs to the Fort Frontenac Wall. See more details of the traffic control plan.
* Water main rehabilitation: 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.
- Brookside Drive – Prince Charles to the north end
- Centre Street – Hillview to the north end
- Fleet Street – Sussex to Lincoln
- Glen Cove Street – Lashford to Prince Charles
- Hillview Road – the creek westerly to the CN train tracks
- Lashford Street – Centre 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.
Lower Brewers Swing Bridge users:
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. Vehicles such as larger emergency vehicles, and school buses will no longer be permitted to cross this bridge. This bridge has been designated for replacement in 2021 and this capacity change will remain in effect until that has occurred.
Parking Garage Closures:
The Hanson Memorial Parking Garage will be temporary closured Saturday, June 6 at 5 p.m. to Sunday, June 7 at 9 a.m. for annual cleaning and maintenance. Find other parking options at this City of Kingston page.
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.