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.
- Between Traffic Reports, check CityofKingston.ca/RoadClosures for updates (please note that no report will be issued on July 2).
- Significant City or Utilities Kingston-related traffic disruptions will also be sent out on the City’s Twitter feed @CityofKingston.
La Salle Causeway: Nightly delays of up to 15 minutes Aug. 30 to Sept. 2
Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise motorists to expect delays to accommodate repairs on the LaSalle Causeway Bridge 11:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. nightly Aug. 30 through Sept. 2. No lanes will be closed, but motorists, pedestrians and cyclists can expect delays of up to 15 minutes due to prolonged test lifts. Marine traffic will not be affected.
Queen’s University Move-in: Sept. 1 to 4 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Queen’s University has been working with the City on the move-in that is to take place over four days. The streets listed below will become one-way streets Sept. 1 to 4 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.:
- Bader Lane – University to Albert – traffic will be one-way westbound.
- Albert Street – Queen’s Crescent to King – traffic will be one-way southbound
- Stuart Street – University to Albert – traffic will be one-way westbound
- Collingwood Street – Queen’s Crescent to King – traffic will be one-way southbound.
Please note: Various streets in the area will have parking restrictions beginning 6 p.m. Aug. 31 to 4 p.m. Sept. 4. Signage will be in place to identify those temporary changes.
School and Play Street Initiative Closures
The following streets will be closed on a re-occurring basis as part of the Kingston Coalition for Active Transportation’s (KCAT’s) ‘School and Play Street’ initiative.
School Streets – These streets will be closed on school days from 8:40 a.m. to 9:10 a.m. and 3:20 p.m. to 3:50 p.m. starting Sept. 7, 2021 and until June 29, 2022. Inquiries can be directed to KCAT at firstname.lastname@example.org .
- MacDonnell Street – Earl to Union
- Hill Street – MacDonnell to Napier
Play Street – Cheryl Place will be closed using barricades and will be staffed by KCAT, which will manage essential vehicle access and access to driveways. This closure will reoccur on Tuesdays 6 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays 1 to 3 p.m. from Sept. 7, 2021 to Aug. 26, 2022.
Other Road Closures:
* Brock Street – Ontario to Wellington – closed 4 p.m. Aug. 27 to 11:59 p.m. Aug. 28 for the Limestone City Blues Festival.
* Colborne Street – Division to Chatham – closed until 7 p.m. Aug. 30 for construction staging.
* Garrett Street – near Division – closed until the end of September for construction staging for development projects on Division and Garrett. Local access is available via University.
* Gardiners Road – Princess to Fortune (south) – expect nighttime closures 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.
* Johnson Street – Oakridge to College – closed Aug. 30 through Sept. 17 for installation of underground infrastructure. Johnson Street will turn into a two-way street from Oakridge to Palace to accommodate access for residents.
* King St. East – Clarence to Princess – closed 4 p.m. Aug. 27 to 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 28 for the Limestone City Blues Festival.
* King St. West – at intersection of Front Road – closed until June 29, 2022 for the construction of Utilities Kingston’s Portsmouth Pumping Station flow direction project and Front Road trunk watermain interconnection Phase 2 project.
* Lower Brewers Swing Bridge – closed until further notice. Temporary bridge closure signs have been installed and detour signs will be installed shortly. Parks Canada is continuing its efforts to replace the bridge over the upcoming winter.
- For access to Washburn Road (East of the Bridge): Washburn Road East of the bridge to Highway 15 remains open to local traffic only. Traffic from Washburn Road (West of the bridge), Sonneveld Road and Sunbury Road are directed to use Detour D-1 (Regional Road 12 – Sunbury Road East – Highway 15 South)
- For access to Washburn Road (West of the Bridge): Washburn Road East of Sonneveld Road and West of the Bridge remains open to local traffic only. Traffic from Highway 15 is directed to use Detour D-1 (Regional Road 12 – Sunbury Road West)
* Market Street – Ontario to King – closed until Oct. 31 to accommodate Love Kingston Marketplace.
* Orser Road – Highway 38 to Stage Coach – closed 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 14 to allow for replacement of culverts. Vehicles will be able to pass using one lane until the last school bus passes through. The roadway will then be fully closed.
* Portsmouth Avenue – Princess Street to Hampstead Heath and Princess Street to Howard Crescent closed for underground sewer installation and improvements.
* Sydenham Street – Princess to Queen – closed 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 28 for the I Love Kingston Marketplace Music.
* Bath Road – Coverdale to Centennial – 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Aug. 30 to Sept. 3 expect a lane closure to allow for micro-surfacing.
* 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.
* Front Road and King Street West – Sand Bay to Country Club – expect significant delays due to east- and westbound lane restrictions through 2022. A contractor is installing water and wastewater infrastructure on behalf of Utilities Kingston.
* Grenadier Drive – at Windfield Crescent – expect delays to allow construction of the Kingston East Community Centre site. Flaggers will direct traffic.
* Henderson Boulevard – Bayridge to Days – expect delays Aug. 30 to Sept. 3 as crews construct a new multi-use path on the north side of Henderson.
* Highway 15:
- 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.
- Gore Road to Highway 2 – expect delays until November to allow installation of a trunk water main by a contractor on behalf of Utilities Kingston.
- At Grenadier – expect daily lane closures 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 31 to Sept. 10 to accommodate installation of a water main.
- 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.
* 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 while crews complete work associated with the road-widening project, turtle-fencing and water mains.
* Kingscourt Avenue – at Kirkpatrick intersection and Ruskin to Brant/Lyon – expect delays 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily through Aug. 27 to allow for milling and paving of the asphalt and sidewalk reconstruction at the intersection.
* Parkway – Princess to dead end – expect lane closures until Aug. 30 to accommodate construction of the North End Trunk Sewer by a contractor on behalf of Utilities Kingston.
* Weller Avenue – Montreal to Daly – expect delays and lane closures until mid-September to allow a contractor on behalf of Utilities Kingston to replace a gas main in the area.
* 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
* Henderson Boulevard — Bayridge to Days (north side) – expect limited access to the sidewalk through October as crews construct a new multi-use pathway.
* 100 Foot Park pathway – The lower pathway (nearest the waterfront) is now closed as the City readies to repair the lower pedestrian bridge. Signage redirects pedestrians.
* Kingscourt Avenue – at Kirkpatrick intersection and Ruskin to Brant/Lyon – expect sidewalk interruptions through Aug. 27 to allow for sidewalk reconstruction.
* 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.
* Portsmouth Waterfront Pathway – to accommodate pathway and shoreline improvements, the City has closes access to the pathway and waterfront at the foot of Mowat Avenue and Yonge Street and east of Lakewatch Lane. Construction will continue until fall 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.