Kingston Road Closures & Delays: August 22 to 25

Published on: 2022/08/22 - 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.

Road Closures:

  • Albert Street – Union to Queen – closed Aug. 22 to Aug. 26 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day for milling of existing asphalt and new asphalt placement at the Queen’s Residence.
  • Cassidy Street – Montreal to 30 metres west of Montreal – closed Aug. 22 at 7 a.m. to Sept. 2 at 7 p.m. for new water services to Ongwanada.
  • Lower Brewers Swing Bridge – closed until further notice. Parks Canada is continuing its efforts to replace the bridge over the winter.
  • King Street – Place D’Armes to The Tragically Hip Way – closed Aug. 20 at 12:01 a.m. until Aug. 21 at 2 a.m. for the WWE event at the Leon’s Centre.
  • Queen Street – Sydenham to Montreal – closed Aug. 24 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the assembly of a tower crane for 223 Princess St.
  • Stephen Street – Montreal to Patrick – closed from Aug. 2 to Sept. 2 for installation of sanitary sewer system and road reconstruction.
  • Sydenham Street – Princess to Queen – closed every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. until Sept. 3 for the Sounds of Sydenham.
  • Victoria Street – Brock to Mack – closed beginning Aug. 15 at 7 a.m. to Au 25 atg. 7 p.m. for the installation of new sanitary sewer system and road reconstruction work.
  • 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.

Limestone City Blues Festival

Expect the following closures from Aug. 25 to 28 for the Limestone City Blues Festival:

  • Thursday, Aug. 25, 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm on Ontario Street from Brock Street to Market Street.
  • Friday, Aug. 26, 4:30 pm to 11:30 pm on Princess St from Division St to Barrie St Saturday Aug. 27 and Sunday, Aug. 28, from 3:30 pm to 11:59 pm (each day) on Brock Street from Ontario Street to Wellington Street.
  • Saturday, Aug. 27 and Sunday, Aug. 28, from 3:30 pm to 11:59 pm (each day) on King Street from Clarence Street to Princess Street.
  • Starting 11:00pm Friday, Aug. 26 to 11:59 pm Sunday Aug. 28, on Market Street from Ontario Street to King Street.
  • Third Crossing roadwork on Highway 15 at Gore
  • John Counter Blvd from Montreal Street to Ascot

The gravel driving surface on John Counter has been reduced to the intersection at Ascot Lane and will includes a short portion of Ascot lane and will remain until paving can occur.  The gravel surface is being groomed on a frequent basis to reduce potholing and maintaining drivability.

Paving operations are scheduled for mid-late next week;

  • Road paving at the intersection of Ascot and John Counter Blvd. Two lanes will be maintained on Ascot Lane portion and may be reduced to one lane during paving operations.  Flagging and additional traffic control will be provided during paving operations.  Once paving is completed, two lanes will be reinstated for Ascot Lane.
  • Road Paving for the Ring Road on the south side of John Counter east of Montreal Street.  Two lanes will be maintained on John Counter and the Ring Road and may be reduced to one lane during paving operations.  Flagging and additional traffic control will be provided during paving operations for north property owner (River Park) and south property owners 919 Montreal St. and 646 John Counter Blvd.  Once paving is completed, two lanes will be reinstated for John Counter and Ring Road.
  • Road markings on John Counter won’t be in place until all the paving is completed.  Lanes on John Counter will be delineated with traffic barrels until road painting can occur.
    Access from John Counter to Village on the River Apartments is currently shut down until approximately end of August. 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. Two lanes will be maintained at all times but delays can be expected.

General Notes:

  • Access to the 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.
  • The cycling and pedestrian signals have been activated to assist cyclists and pedestrians in crossing the road at Gore Road and HWY 15 intersection.
  • The dates above will be subject to change depending on weather.

Robert Bruce Garage Closure

The Robert Bruce Memorial Parking Restoration project is scheduled to get underway the first week of August and will be closed on Friday, July 29 in preparation for the work to commence. The work is expected to conclude in late November.

The work will take place throughout both levels of the building for structural rehabilitation and building envelop rehabilitation, upgrading of lighting and repair/replacement of railings and bollards. Both parking levels will be closed to the public for the duration of the project.

There is parking availability at both the Chown and Hanson parking garages in the adjacent blocks to the east and west of the Robert Bruce.

Other Delays:

  • Fort Henry Drive – RMC Entrance (South of HWY2) to 400m North of Forth Henry Parking Lot – northbound lane closure from Aug. 2 to Aug. 26 for new gravity sewer installation along the east shoulder of Fort Henry Drive.
  • Front Road – Sand Bay Lane to Country Club Drive – expect traffic delays due to lane reduction to a single lane each direction until the end of 2022, as crews install a new watermain and sanitary forcemain for Utilities Kingston.
  • Glen Cove Street – Lashford to Prince Charles – Expect delays as crews will be working August 22 to August 26 to complete road resurfacing.
  • Glenmore Avenue /Lashford Street/ Centre Street/ Cross Street/Britt Street/Lea Place – Centre to Collins Bay – expect delays from Aug. 22 to Aug. 26 to complete road resurfacing.
  • Highway 33 – east of Collins Creek Bridge to west of Coronation Blvd. – 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 on Aug. 20 from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. for the Greek Orthodox Church Community Event.
  • Norman Rogers Drive – Mulcaster to Roden – expect a lane closure from July 18 to Aug. 31, from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. as contractors install new gas mains and services.
  • River Ridge Estates – River Ridge, Foxdale, Woodmouth, Heathcliffe – expect delays from July 18 to Sept. 3 as crews will be working on completing culvert replacing, road grading and paving.

Sidewalks/Pathways :

  • Dunham Park – Crews will be in the park until Sept. 30 replacing a portion of the pathway from Dunham St. heading north on the pathway, this work will also include a culvert upgrade.
  • Grenadier Drive – at Windfield Crescent – The sidewalk on the south side of Grenadier Dr. 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 Ave. and Yonge St. and east of Lakewatch Ln.
  • Rideau Trail – Sherwood to Queen Mary – closed until Aug. 31 at 5:30 p.m. for crews to replace sanitary main, install shoring and build a new gravel pathway.

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, 2022 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 Rd. to 1.0 km East of County Rd. 6 near Napanee ON.