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.
* Garrett Street – near Division – closed until June 30 for construction staging. Local traffic may access Garrett Street from University Avenue.
* 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 – east of Collins Creek Bridge to 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 delays until the summer of 2021 while crews complete turtle-fencing and water main work.
* La Salle Causeway – expect delays due to a lane closure from 8 p.m. Feb. 4 to 6 a.m. on Feb. 5 as Public Services and Procurement Canada conducts maintenance. Alternating traffic will be directed by flag-personnel. These closures will not impact cyclists or pedestrians. The schedule may change depending on weather conditions. Direct questions to this email address.
* Taylor Kidd Boulevard – Collins Bay to Coronation (near the bridge over Collins Creek) – expect delays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 2 and 3 while crews complete maintenance. Watch for signage, construction barrels and flag personnel to direct traffic around the work zone.
* Third Crossing bridge construction impacts – along John Counter and Sir John A. Macdonald boulevards – Starting Feb. 1, expect short delays as large trucks carrying Third Crossing bridge girders up to 150 ft long arrive over the next few months. Trucks are expected in the early afternoon twice a week. They will turn onto Sir John A. Macdonald from Highway 401 and then turn east onto John Counter to get to the bridge site where the roadway meets the Cataraqui River. Each truck will have car escorts to help guide it safely through town. Visit the project’s website to learn more. Email email@example.com to connect with the Third Crossing project team.
* Grenadier Drive – at Windfield Crescent – expect construction 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 flagger will be on-site to direct traffic and assist pedestrians.
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.
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.