Kingston Road Closures & Delays: June 12 to 16

Published on: 2022/06/12 - 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.

LaSalle Causeway:

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 to mid-June

During this period, there will be a lane closure will be taking place. Motorists should expect delays.

From Monday, April 18, 2022, until mid-June 2022, Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) will have flaggers to direct traffic during rush hour as per public comments to PSPC.

The days and hours that the flaggers will be there are Monday to Friday, excluding holidays as follows:

– 7 to 9:30am
– 3 to 6 pm

Road Closures :

* King Street – Place D’Armes to The Tragically Hip Way – Closed June 16 from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. and June 17 from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. for St. Lawrence College Convocation.
* 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 until June 10 for road reconstruction by K. Mulrooney Trucking Ltd.
* Wright Crescent – South Intersection of Palace to 16 Palace – closed until Jan. 31, 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: 

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

Third Crossing roadwork on Highway 15 at Gore : 

John Counter Blvd from Montreal Street to Ascot Lane

* Two lanes will be maintained on John Counter Blvd (JCB) for north property owner (River Park) and south property owners 919 Montreal Street and 646 John Counter Blvd. When reduced to one lane with flagging, additional traffic control will be provided.
* The gravel driving surface on John Counter is a temporary but necessary measure as a holdover until paving can occur.  The gravel surface is being groomed on a frequent basis to reduce potholing and maintain drivability.
* Access from John Counter to Village on the River Apartments is currently shut down until approximately end of June. These residents were notified to use their Montreal St access during this temporary closure to John Counter.
* 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.

Highway 15 and Gore Road

* Construction work will continue in this intersection, weather dependent, including paving on Highway 15 with police on-site to direct traffic during paving operations. Two lanes will be maintained at all times, but delays can be expected.
* Access to the Pittsburgh Library parking lot has been moved to the new entrance at Point Saint Mark.
* Access to the Pittsburgh Library parking lot will be maintained at all times.
* Paving adjacent to sidewalks will be occurring, weather dependent, and a spotter will be in place to direct pedestrians accordingly.
* Line painting will occur in off hours in the intersection of Highway 15 and Gore Road. Delays can be expected.

General Notes:

* The permanent traffic signals at the Highway 15 and Gore Road intersection have been officially activated. The cycling signals and road markings are anticipated to be completed in June to help cyclists and pedestrians cross the road.
* The sidewalk on the north-east corner of Highway 15 – Gore intersection will be closed until late May/June. Please see sidewalk detour through Maclean Park in place to guide pedestrians

The dates above will be subject to change depending on weather.

Other Delays:

* Cross Street/Glenmore Avenue – Centre to Collins Bay – Expect delays as crews will be working June 13 to 17 removing and replacing driveway culverts in preparation for road resurfacing.
* 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.
* Johnson Street – Bagot to Wellington – expect a lane closure June 10 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for City of Kingston forestry crews to remove a City Tree at 131 Johnson Street.
* Portsmouth Avenue – Mohawk to Old Quarry – Expect a lane closure from June 7 at 7 a.m. to June 8 at 7 p.m. to complete construction on a sewer.
* Princess Street – Bagot to Wellington – expect a lane closure May 30 to June 3 from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. each day for fixture deliveries to 145 Princess St.
* Princess Street – at Parkway – expect a lane closure from June 15 to 17 from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. each night for crews to complete reinstatement of asphalt.
* Princess Street – 293 Princes to Clergy – expect a lane closure from June 13 to 17 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day for crews to remove sidewalk panels to install a new electrical duct for Utilities Kingston to 293 Princess St.

* O’Connor Drive – between Reservoir Entrance to Kingston Fire & Rescue HQ North Entrance – expect a lane closure from 7a.m. April 4 to 7 p.m. June 1 for the restoration of asphalt, curb and sod at this location.
* Rideau Street – Cataraqui to Montreal – expect a lane closure June 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to complete monitoring of monitoring wells that are located in the road.
* Woodbine Road – Woodbine Road Gas Plant to 30 metres west of Collins Bay – Expect a lane closure in the east bound lane from June 3 to 15 for a new sanitary forcemain for Utilities Kingston. This will be a single lane closure maintained by flagpersons.


* 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 – Chelsea to Glen Castle – expect a sidewalk closure June 13 to June 17 while crews work on adding additional transit stops on both sides of Henderson Blvd.
* 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.
* Queen Street – Montreal to Wellington – expect a sidewalk closure from June 13 to June 17 as various sections of sidewalk within these blocks will be reconstructed.
* City Park – Construction to restrict vehicles from parking or driving on the former ring road without authorization will commence this Spring. Pathways may be closed during construction. The former ring road will remain open to pedestrians and cyclists after the improvements.


* Ontario Brock Lot – closed June 17. Adequate 24-hour parking is available at the Hanson Memorial parking garage located at 105 Brock St. during this closure.
* Chown Memorial Garage – the upper six levels will be closed June 11 at 6 p.m. to June 12 at 7 a.m. for scheduled cleaning. Parking is available as usual in the lower levels of the lot or alternatively at the Robert Bruce memorial or Hanson Memorial parking garages during that time.
* Hanson Memorial Garage – closed June 10 at 6 p.m. to June 11 at 7 a.m. for scheduled cleaning. During this time those seeking a parking alternative are welcome to using the Robert Bruce Memorial or Chown Memorial parking garages.

Ministry of Transportation:

Please be advised that Highway 401 Eastbound and Westbound near Napanee Ontario, will be impacted due to construction activities including culvert replacement/rehabilitation, structural rehabilitation and paving operations, beginning on Monday, May 16 to Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022.

Fidelity Engineering & Construction Inc. is the General Contractor performing the construction activities for the Ministry of Transportation under Contract 2021-4081. Highway 401 will be impacted by these construction activities from 1.4 km East of Palace Road to 1 km East of County Road 6 near Napanee ON.

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