Kingston Road Closures & Delays: May 23 to 28

Published on: 2021/05/23 - in Releases

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.

Check for traffic. Significant City or Utilities Kingston-related traffic disruptions will also be sent out on the City’s Twitter feed @CityofKingston.


* Colborne Street – Division to Chatham – closed until 7 p.m. July 30 for construction staging.
* Garrett Street – near Division – closed until June 30 for construction staging. Local traffic may access Garrett Street from University Avenue.
* Johnson Street – Napier to Toronto – closed until July 9 for water and sewer reconstruction by a contractor on behalf of Utilities Kingston.

* MacDonnell Street:

  • Brock to Earl – closed until June 4 for replacement of underground utilities.
  • Brock to Johnson – closed until June 4 for water and sewer reconstruction by a contractor on behalf of Utilities Kingston.

* Portsmouth Avenue – Hampstead Heath to Princess and Princess to Howard Cres. – closed to north and southbound traffic until June 11. Detour routes will be in place. This closure is to accommodate sewer installation and improvements.


* Bayridge West area – Frost, Wembley, Carnaby and Fleet –​​​​​​​ expect daytime lane closures through June 30 while crews rehabilitate the roadway and curbs.
* Calvin Park, Grenville Park, Hillendale, Polson Park and Strathcona Park – Expect local traffic disruptions and minor detours into the summer as a contractor prepares to line sewer mains on behalf of Utilities Kingston. Please follow signage and yield to oncoming traffic as required.
* Grenadier Drive – at Windfield Crescent – expect delays to allow construction of the Kingston East Community Centre site. Flaggers will direct traffic.

* Highway 15:

  • At Gore Road – work is scheduled 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily. Expect minor delays due to lane reductions to accommodate road and active transportation infrastructure improvements. Lane reductions will take place outside of rush hour, if possible. Details: Third Crossing website.
  • Washburn Road to Sunbury Road – expect single-lane reductions until November to accommodate the Rideau Canal Backwater Culvert project.

* 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.

* King Street – At Beverley – expect lane restrictions on May 30 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. to allow Utilities Kingston crews to complete electrical work in the area.The side streets listed below will also be closed at King during this time (except to local traffic). Albert Street will remain open. Watch for flaggers to direct traffic.

  • Beverley Street – King to Edgehill
  • Collingwood Street – King to Queen’s Crescent
  • Lower University Avenue – King to Stuart
  • St. Lawrence Avenue – King to Stuart

* 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 work associated with the road-widening project, turtle-fencing and water mains.
* King Street West – Collingwood to Lower University – expect delays over the next few weeks as Utilities Kingston crews replace hydro poles in the area.
* Montreal Street – Russell to Stephen – expect a lane closure 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 25 to accommodate tree pruning.

* – William to Princess – expect lane closures until June 4, as indicated below, to allow a contractor on behalf of Utilities Kingston to clean and inspect the sanitary sewer as part of the Trunk Sewer Rehabilitation Project.

  • William to Clarence – lane closure May 25 to 28
  • Johnson to Brock – lane closure May 28 to 31
  • Brock to Princess – lane closure May 31 to June 4
  • Ontario to King – William, Johnson, Clarence, Brock and Princess may also experience traffic disruptions, lane restrictions and parking space closures May 25 to June 4.

* Portsmouth Avenue – Glengarry to Princess – expect delays until the end of June as a contractor working on behalf of Utilities Kingston installs a new sanitary sewer and upgrades water mains.

* Princess Street:

  • At Portsmouth – until June 11, Princess will be down to a single lane at Portsmouth in both directions. All turns will be restricted and linear traffic flow through the intersection will be maintained. This lane reduction will accommodate sewer installation and improvements.
  • Bagot to Wellington – expect the south side lane to be closed until June 4 to accommodate roof repairs.
  • At Wellington – expect brief lane restrictions until the end of May as Utilities Kingston completes work in an underground vault on the northwest corner.

* Taylor Kidd Boulevard – Princess to Collins Bay – expect delays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 25 to 28 while crews seal cracks on the road.
* Third Crossing bridge construction impacts: Visit the project’s website to learn more and email to connect with the Third Crossing project team.

  • Highway 15 at Gore (see also “Highway 15” above): expect short delays as pieces of the main span of the bridge arrive. 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 site.
  • Along John Counter and Sir John A. Macdonald boulevards: expect short delays as bridge girders arrive. Trucks, expected in the early afternoon, will turn onto Sir John A. Macdonald from Highway 401 and then east onto John Counter to get to the bridge site. Trucks will have car escorts.


* 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 needs repair. This pathway is closed and signage redirects pedestrians.
* 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:

  • Bagot to Wellington – expect intermittent closures of the sidewalk until 5 p.m. on June 4 to accommodate a crane lifting materials to a roof.
  • At Wellington – until the end of May, look for construction fencing and expect pedestrian impacts on the northwest corner as Utilities Kingston works to remove and install equipment in an underground vault.

Lower Brewers Swing Bridge users:

Vehicles, such as larger emergency vehicles and school buses, are no longer permitted on the bridge. Parks Canada advises it has decreased the bridge’s load capacity from 10 tons to 3 tons.

Traffic-related links and messages:

Release source: City of Kingston
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