Kingston Road Closures & Delays: October 25 to 29

Published on: 2021/10/24 - 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.

* Between Traffic Reports, check for updates.
* Significant City or Utilities Kingston-related traffic disruptions will also be sent out on the City’s Twitter feed @CityofKingston.

* Gardiners Road – Princess to Fortune (south) – expect nighttime closures 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.
* Johnson Street – Gibson (west corner) to Sir John A. Macdonald – closed Oct. 4 to 30 to accommodate road reconstruction work by Utilities Kingston.
* King St. West – Front to Auld – closed until June 29, 2022 for the construction of Utilities Kingston’s Portsmouth Pumping Station flow direction project and Front Road trunk watermain Phase 2 project.
* Lower Brewers Swing Bridge – closed until further notice. Parks Canada is continuing its efforts to replace the bridge over the winter.
* Market Street – Ontario to King – closed until Oct. 31 to accommodate Love Kingston Marketplace.

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.

Please direct questions to Kingston Coalition for Active Transportation (KCAT) at  or

  • Play Street  – Cheryl Place is closed using barricades staffed by KCAT to manage vehicle access/access to driveways. Closure repeats Tuesdays 6 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays 1 to 3 p.m. until Aug. 26, 2022.
  • School Streets  –  MacDonnell Street – Earl to Hill – closed 8:40 to 9:10 a.m. and 3:20 to 3:50 p.m. weekdays until June 29, 2022.

Expect delays on Highway 15

Expect delays on Highway 15 as the City and Utilities Kingston improve active transportation and improve infrastructure. Follow @CityofKingston and @Utilitieskngstn for updates between Traffic Reports. The City and Utilities Kingston thank residents for their patience. Direct questions to ‘contact us’ at City of Kingston or Utilities Kingston.

Third Crossing roadwork on Highway 15 at Gore

* Highway 15 and Gore Rd southeast corner – there will be work occurring next Saturday, October 30 for the installation of storm structures and pipe connections. The work will be from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rock excavation will be required for this scope of work, but kept minimal. Work will be performed within the current traffic set-up, so impacts to traffic flow will be minimal.
* Highway 15 and Gore Rd northeast corner – westbound traffic will see delays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. from Oct 25-29 to enable the construction of storm sewers. This work involves a lane reduction of the right turn lane on Gore Road, but two lanes of traffic on Gore Rd will be maintained.

* The existing Library Gore Rd parking lot will see reduced parking from early morning until noon on Oct 26 and 27 for the purpose of pouring the sidewalk.
* The above impacts to the traffic will be subject to change depending on the weather.
* The roadwork related to the Third Crossing is being coordinated outside of rush hour from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., as best as possible. There will be some need for extended work hours and work during rush-hour, but short-term only.

* Any lane reductions at Highway 15 and Gore Road will be minimized.
* Traffic control and pedestrian plans include signs and on-site traffic controllers.
* Work continues until the end of 2021. Work Continues until the end of 2021.
* Review designs of the east shore roadwork on the Third Crossing website.

Utilities Kingston work on Highway 15

* Utilities Kingston has modified controls to improve traffic concerns related to its work to install a trunk water main.
* Construction is underway on Highway 15 from Barriefield to north of Grenadier.
* Expect delays until November.
* Portable traffic control signals have been removed and flaggers are on site to allow for improved flow of traffic

Other Delays:
* Division Street – Quebec to Pine – Expect a lane closure Oct. 12 to Nov. 19 for the rebuild of a manhole
* Front Road and King Street West – Sand Bay Lane to Country Club Drive – Expect significant delays due to east- and west-bound 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 continuing Oct. 25 to 29 as crews construct a multi-use path on the north side of Henderson.
* Highway 15 – Hwy 15 from approx. 50 metres south of Craftsman to just North of Barrett – expect a lane closure Oct. 22 and 25 from 7am to 5:30pm for grading and paving. Flaggers will be on-site.

* Highway 15 – Hwy 15 South of Gore Rd construction limits to Point St Mark – expect a lane closure Oct. 22 and 25 from 7am to 5:30pm for grading and paving. Flaggers will be on-site.
* 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.

* Jackson Mills Road – near the K&P Trail – reduced to one lane for roadside safety improvements but remains open in both directions.
* Johnson Street – MacDonnell to Victoria – expect lane restrictions until Oct. 29 to allow for pavement repairs.
* King St. West – Sand Bay Lane to Country Club Drive – expect significant delays due to east and westbound lane restrictions through 2021. A contractor is installing water and wastewater infrastructure on behalf of Utilities Kingston.

* O’Connor Drive – Reservoir entrance to Kingston Fire & Rescue north entrance – expect a lane closure until Dec.1 to accommodate installation of a new trunk water main by a contractor on behalf of Utilities Kingston.
* Princess Street – At Parkway – expect lane closures and lane shifts Oct. 25 to Nov. 5 for construction of the North End Trunk Sewer by a contractor on behalf of Utilities Kingston. Right turn in/out only to Parkway while lane shifting is in place.
* Weller Avenue – Montreal to Daly – Expect a lane closure from Oct. 22 to 27 to allow for construction of a gas main by a contractor on behalf of Utilities Kingston. The road will be reopened to two lanes of traffic in the evenings and Sunday


* Grenadier Drive – at Windfield Crescent – 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.
* Portsmouth Waterfront Pathway – to accommodate pathway and shoreline improvements, the City has closed access to the pathway at the foot of Mowat Avenue and Yonge Street and east of Lakewatch Lane.


Robert Bruce Memorial Parking Lot (both Upper and Lower) – will be closed Oct. 26 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Individuals looking for parking during this time will be able to find amble parking at either the Chown Memorial garage (197 Brock St.) or Hanson Memorial garage (105 Brock St.).

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Release source: City of Kingston
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