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.
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.
Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise motorists of a lane reduction on LaSalle Causeway for maintenance work during the following period:
- Monday, April 4 from 7 a.m. to Tuesday, May 31 at 5 p.m. During this period, the westbound lane will be reduced. Two flagpersons will be on site to direct traffic. Motorists should expect short delays.
* Brass Point Bridge Bridge – at Burnt Hills Road – Closed April 11 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for Parks to Canada to complete seasonal
* Chatham Street – closed until April 12 for the replacement of existing services. Please note that one sidewalk will remain open for pedestrians.
* King St – Place D’Armes to The Tragically Hip Way – closed April 14 for Riverdance bus and trailer parking at the Leon’s Centre.
* King St – Place D’Armes to The Tragically Hip Way – closed April 15 for The Glorious Sons 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.
* Palace Road – Brock to Johnson – closed April 4 to May 6 for road reconstruction by K. Mulrooney Trucking Ltd.
* Wellington Street – Princess to Brock – closed April 14 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the setup of a crane to lift materials to the roof top of 168 Wellington St.
* Wright Crescent – South Intersection of Palace to 16 Palace – closed until January 31st, 2023 for construction staging for 11 Wight Cres. Please note that access to Wright Cres will be through the North intersection of Wright Cres at Palace Rd.
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:
John Counter Blvd from Montreal Street to Ascot Lane
* Construction is scheduled to begin the week of April 11. Two lanes will be maintained at all times on John Counter Boulevard (JCB) for south property owners and access to Ascot Lane for River Park will be maintained at all times.
* Pedestrians will be able to use the temporary access path north of JCB which will be maintained at all times.
* Cyclists will be single file on JCB. Proper construction signage for cyclists will be provided.
* Construction is scheduled until early Fall.
Highway 15 and Gore Road
* Gore Road west of Highway 15 will temporarily have one lane access for the duration of the week of April 11 to allow for trenching for conduits.
* Access to the Pittsburgh Library will experience minimal disruptions, however, access will be provided at all times.
* Permanent traffic signal activation will have a paid duty officer on site to direct traffic as required.
The dates above will be subject to change depending on the weather.
* Front Road and King Street West – Sand Bay Lane to Country Club Drive – expect a lane shift until November 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.
* O’Connor Drive – between Reservoir Entrance to Kingston Fire & Rescue HQ North Entrance – expect a lane closure from 7am April 4 to 7pm June 1 for the restoration of asphalt, curb and sod at this location.
* Princess Street – between Westbrook and Collins Bay/Cataraqui Woods – expect a lane closure from January 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.
* Princess Street – Sydenham to Montreal – expect a lane closure from 7 a.m. April 11 to 7 p.m. May 6, Len Corcoran will be installing new water services at 179 Sydenham 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.
* Ontario Street – between Princess and Brock – The sidewalk on the east side of Ontario Street will be closed until April 15 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day from the Confederation Hotel to Brock St as a crew stains the exterior of Confederation Place Hotel.
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.