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 this 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:
Love Kingston Marketplace
As part of the Love Kingston Marketplace project, vehicle travel lanes and parking spaces downtown are being repurposed to create additional space for pedestrians and businesses. Work will begin overnight on Wednesday, June 24 and will continue overnight on Thursday, June 25. Signage will be posted in advance to indicate temporary No Parking restrictions for Wednesday and Thursday from 5 p.m. to 5 a.m. to allow crews to install traffic control measures.
Once complete, changes will include:
* Princess Street – reduced to a single vehicle travel lane from Ontario to Division. Cross streets will remain open. On-street parking will be unavailable, except for new designated pick-up and delivery spaces on each block.
* Brock Street – reduced to a single vehicle travel lane from Ontario to Wellington. Cross streets will remain open. On-street parking will be unavailable, except for new designated pick-up and delivery spaces.
* Clarence Street – existing on-street parking repurposed to accommodate a lane shift.
* Market Street – road closed to vehicles. On-street parking will be unavailable.
* Cross streets – some on-street parking spaces on cross streets will be repurposed to create additional space for businesses as well as additional short-term pickup and delivery areas.
* College – Hill to Union – closed starting 7 a.m. June 22 to 7 p.m. July 31 to accommodate installation of sanitary and storm sewer mains.
* Collingwood Street – Earl to Couper – closed 7 a.m. June 22 to 5 p.m. on July 17 for reconstruction of water main, sewer main, sidewalks and road.
* Frontenac Street – Jenkins to Princess – closed until June 27 to allow for framing, masonry and interior work for 501 Frontenac St.
* Hitchcock Road – 4th Concession to Woodburn – closed 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 22 and 23 to accommodate a culvert replacement.
* John Counter Boulevard – at Portsmouth – closed from 6 a.m. June 23 to noon on June 25 to allow crews to raise the road elevation to meet the new John Counter Overpass. Please follow posted detour routes.
* 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.
* Portsmouth Avenue – at John Counter Boulevard – closed from 6 a.m. June 23 to noon on June 25 to allow crews to raise the road elevation to meet the new John Counter Overpass. Please follow posted detour routes.
* Toronto – Johnson to Earl – closed until the end of June for sanitary sewer reconstruction on behalf of Utilities Kingston.
* Victoria Street
+ Princess to North Bartlett – closed until June 19 for water, sewer and road reconstruction.
+ South Bartlett to North Bartlett – will 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 – from 40 Wright to 115 Wright – closed 7 a.m. June 22 to 5 p.m. June 26 to accommodate a sewer connection.
* Conacher Drive – west of Markers Acres Park – expect delays beginning June 22. On June 25, Conacher Drive will be reduced to one lane. Crews for Utilities Kingston are completing essential natural gas infrastructure construction work.
* Division Street – McAdoo to Spooner – expect delays June 15 to 19 as crews mill asphalt and pave the road with 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 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 until June 29 while crews begin asphalt and sidewalk replacement.
* Laidlaw Crescent – Hudson to Hudson – expect delays until June 26 as crews mill asphalt and pave the road with new asphalt.
* Lincoln Drive – Forest Hill to Hudson – expect delays June 15 to 19 as crews pave the road with new asphalt.
* Olympus Avenue – Auden Park to Auden Park – expect delays from June 22 to June 26 as crews remove the asphalt to prepare to pave with new asphalt.
* Ontario Street – Queen to La Salle Causeway – northbound traffic will shift to an existing southbound lane until late 2020 to accommodate repairs to the Fort Frontenac Wall. See details of the traffic control plan.
* Water main rehabilitation: Until mid-November, expect local traffic disruptions and minor detours in the following 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:
Vehicles such as larger emergency vehicles and school buses are no longer permitted to cross this bridge. 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. Design work for the Lower Brewers Swing Bridge is underway and it has been designated for replacement in 2021.
Accessible On-Street Parking
The accessible parking space located at 155 Johnson St. has been temporarily relocated to 100 Sydenham St. until June 26 while construction work takes place.
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.