Kingston Road Closures & Delays: December 19 to 22

Published on: 2021/12/19 - 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.

Road Closures:

* 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.

Play Street/School Streets Initiative Closures:

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 – These streets are closed 8:40 to 9:10 a.m. and 3:20 to 3:50 p.m. weekdays until June 29, 2022.

+ MacDonnell Street – Earl to Hill

Expect delays on Highway 15:

Expect delays on Highway 15 as the City and Utilities Kingston improve active transportation and upgrade 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 Road intersection will see slight delays and increased congestion to enable electrical cable installation and de-mobilization of construction equipment/machinery. Two lanes of traffic will be maintained at all times.
* The Pittsburgh Library sidewalk will be open to the public for use north of Gore Road. Signage will be set up to guide pedestrian/vehicular access to and from the library.
* All paving operations have now been completed for the year. Highway 15, Gore Road, and the Pittsburgh Library entrance will be open for unimpeded traffic use during the holiday break from December 25th to January 3rd.

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 the end of December.
* Portable traffic control signals have been removed and flaggers are on site to allow for improved flow of traffic.

Other Delays:

* Albert Street – between Brock and Johnson – Expect a lane closure from Nov. 15 to Jan. 3 for the installation of new water and sanitary services.
* Albert Street – between Couper and Union – Expect a lane closure from Nov. 15 to Jan. 3 for the installation of new water and sanitary services.

* Division Street – Quebec to Pine – Expect a lane closure until Dec. 23 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.
* 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 – Sydenham to Bagot – expect a lane closure Dec. 13 to 23 from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day to complete emergency masonry repairs to Hotel Dieu Hospital.

* O’Connor Drive – Reservoir entrance to Kingston Fire & Rescue north entrance – expect a lane closure until Dec.10 to accommodate installation of a new trunk water main by a contractor on behalf of Utilities Kingston.
* Princess Street – 2666 Princess – expect a lane closure Nov. 12 to Jan. 7 for the repair and reinstatement of a sidewalk.


* 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.
* Johnson Street – Sydenham to Bagot – The north side sidewalk will be closed Dec. 13 to 23 as emergency masonary work is being completed at Hotel Dieu Hospital.
* 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.

Traffic-related links and messages:

Release source: City of Kingston
Photo: Ryan McNight (cc)