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.
* Significant City or Utilities Kingston-related traffic disruptions will also be sent out on the City’s Twitter feed @CityofKingston.
Reduced load restrictions are in effect in Kingston. Heavy trucks and loads are restricted on City roads, where posted, until April 30. These restrictions help reduce damage to roads in the spring.
- King Street – Place D’Armes to The Tragically Hip Way – closed March 4 for Harlem Globetrotters bus and trailer parking at the Leon’s Centre.
- 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 :
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
Third Crossing roadwork on Highway 15 at Gore :
- 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. Please see attached markup for directions and signage to be in place.
- Highway 15, Gore Road, and Pittsburgh Library entrance will be open for unimpeded traffic use from January 17, 2022 to Spring 2022. Construction is expected to resume in Spring of 2022.
- The NE corner of the Hwy 15/Gore Rd sidewalk will be closed until Spring 2022 for safety during the Winter. The sidewalk detour will be maintained through MacLean Park to Honeywood Ave. and to Greenwood Park Trail. A sidewalk closure sign will remain in place with a detour route attached. Please see attached sidewalk detour through Maclean Park in place to guide pedestrians.
Review designs of the east shore roadwork on the Third Crossing website
- Brock Street – between Ontario and King – expect a lane closure March 7 to 11 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day on the north side in front of 39 Brock St. for the unloading of a transport trailer and erection of scaffolding.
- Front Road and King Street West – Sand Bay Lane to Country Club Drive – expect a lane shift until Nov. 22, 2022, for the Portsmouth Pumping Station flow direction and Front Rd. trunk Watermain interconnection. Please note lanes will be shifted but a lane in each direction will be maintained at all times.
- 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.
- Princess Street – between Westbrook and Collins Bay/Cataraqui Woods – expect a lane closure from Jan. 17 to April 30 from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day for the installation of turtle fencing. Please note that flag persons will be on site managing the traffic and one lane of traffic will be maintained.
- Brock Street – between Ontario and King – The sidewalk on the north side of Brock Street will be closed March 7 to 11 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day for the unloading of transport trailer and erection of scaffolding at 39 Brock St.
- 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.
- 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:
- 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.