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, some vehicle travel lanes and parking spaces downtown have been repurposed to create additional physical-distancing space for pedestrians and for businesses.
- Clarence Street – existing on-street parking repurposed to accommodate a lane shift.
- Market Street – road closed to vehicles. On-street parking unavailable.
- Princess and Brock streets – Crews will be reopening the south-side lanes on Princess and Brock over the course of the week. Motorists may experience some delays as this work is completed.
* College Street – Hill to Union – closed until 7 p.m. July 17 to accommodate installation of sanitary and storm sewer main installation by Utilities Kingston.
* Collingwood Street – Earl to Couper – closed until 5 p.m. July 17 for reconstruction of water main, sewer main, sidewalks and road.
* Court Street – Barrie to West – closed 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily from July 6 to 9 to allow for parking to be reconfigured.
* Frontenac Street – Jenkins to Princess – closed until Aug. 17 to allow for framing, masonry and interior work for 501 Frontenac St.
* 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.
* 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.
* Conacher Drive – west of Markers Acres Park – expect delays as crews for Utilities Kingston complete essential natural gas infrastructure construction work.
* 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).
* Hitchcock Road – 4^th Concession to Woodburn – expect delays from July 8 to 10 as crews pulverize the grade the road to prepare it for surface treatment.
* 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 July 6 to 10 while crews begin asphalt and sidewalk replacement.
* Laidlaw Crescent – Hudson to Hudson – expect delays July 6 to 10 as crews mill asphalt and pave the road with new asphalt.
* La Salle Causeway – expect delays due to alternating lane closures from 7 p.m. on July 8 to 5 a.m. on July 9 to allow Public Services and Procurement Canada to make repairs to the bridge. It will remain open to cyclists and pedestrians during this period and marine traffic will not be affected. In case of inclement weather the work will be postponed a day. Questions? Contact: Real Property Services Public Services and Procurement Canada
* Lincoln Drive – Forest Hill to Hudson – expect delays through June 26 as crews pave the road with new asphalt.
* Olympus Avenue – Auden Park to Auden Park – expect delays July 6 to 10 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.
* Parkland Drive – from Woodbine Road – expect delays from July 6 to 10 as crews pulverize the grade the road to prepare it for surface treatment.
* Perth Road – McAdoos to Spooner – expect daily lane closures starting July 6 as crews seal cracks in the roadway.
* Taylor Kidd Boulevard – at Bexley Gate – starting June 29, expect delays over the next few weeks as Utilities Kingston technicians construct new traffic signals.
* Thompson Crescent – Montreal to Kingston Mills Road – expect delays from July 6 to 10 as crews pulverize the grade the road to prepare it for surface treatment.
* 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
* Conacher Drive – west of Markers Acres Park – the north sidewalk is closed as crews for Utilities Kingston complete essential natural gas infrastructure construction work.
* 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. through 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.