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.
Load restrictions in effect: until April 30, heavy trucks and loads are restricted on City roads, where posted. These restrictions help reduce damage to roads in the spring.
* Garrett Street – near Division – closed until June 30 for construction staging. Local traffic may access Garrett Street from University Avenue.
* Market Street – Ontario to King – closed April 1 to Dec. 31 to accommodate the Love Kingston Marketplace.
* Division Street – northbound Linton to Hamilton – expect a lane closure 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 29 to accommodate access to underground infrastructure. Watch for a flag-person to direct traffic.
* Grenadier Drive – at Windfield Crescent – expect delays while construction takes place around the Kingston East Community Centre site. Flag-personnel 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 increased delays until the summer of 2021 while crews complete work associated with the road-widening project, turtle-fencing and water mains.
* King Street – Collingwood to Lower University – expect delays over the next few weeks as Utilities Kingston crews replace hydro poles in the area.
* La Salle Causeway – Cancelled – Work scheduled to take place this weekend has been cancelled by Public Services and Procurement Canada.
* Portsmouth Avenue – Glengarry to Princess – expect delays beginning April 6 as a contractor working on behalf of Utilities Kingston installs a new sanitary sewer and upgrades water mains.
* Princess Street:
- West of Midland – expect a lane closure March 22 to April 9 to accommodate construction. Please see “Sidewalks” below.
- Eastbound at the southwest corner of Sir John A. Macdonald – expect a lane closure from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 31 (rain date is April 1), to accommodate tree maintenance.
- Highway 15 at Gore: expect short delays as pieces of the main span of the bridge arrive over the next few months. The trucks, expected to arrive after morning rush hour, will turn off Highway 401 onto Highway 15 and then onto Gore to reach the bridge’s job site at the Cataraqui River.
- Along John Counter and Sir John A. Macdonald boulevards: expect short delays as large trucks carrying bridge girders up to 150 ft long arrive over the next few months. Trucks are expected in the early afternoon and will turn onto Sir John A. Macdonald from Highway 401 and then turn east onto John Counter to get to the bridge site at the Cataraqui River. Each truck will have car escorts to guide it.
* 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.
* 100 Foot Park pathway – The lower pathway (nearest the waterfront) is now closed as the City readies to repair the lower pedestrian bridge after a regular inspection determined it is in need of repair. This pathway will be closed for a number of weeks and signage is in place to redirect pedestrians. The remainder of the park and pathway are open.
* Parkway – northerly to Portsmouth and North end to William Hackett Park – closed until Aug. 31 to accommodate construction of the North End Trunk Sewer by a contractor on behalf of Utilities Kingston.
* Princess Street – west of Midland – expect a temporary sidewalk routed around a construction site March 22 to April 9. Please follow signage.
* Norman Rogers Drive to Herchmer Crescent Pedestrian Walkway – closed from April 10 to 18 to accommodate installation of a new water main.
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.