Kingston Road Closures & Delays: January 22 to 26

Published on: 2023/01/22 - 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:

* Lower Brewers Swing Bridge – closed until further notice. Parks Canada is continuing its efforts to replace the bridge over the winter.
* MacDonnell Street – Johnson to Earl – closed Jan. 23 to Feb. 6 for new service connections on MacDonnell Street.

* Market Street – Ontario to King – closed Jan. 19 at 7 a.m. to Feb. 11 at 5 p.m. for the Optik interactive sound and light installation.
* University Avenue – Union to Earl – closed Jan. 4 at 7 a.m. to Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. for the removal of debris from demolition and concrete deliveries at the Queen’s John Deutsch University Centre project.
* Wright Crescent – South Intersection of Palace to 16 Palace – closed until Jan. 31, 2023 for construction staging for 11 Wright Cres. Please note that access to Wright Cres. will be through the North intersection of Wright Cres. at Palace Rd.

School Streets Initiative:

Please direct questions to Kingston Coalition for Active Transportation (KCAT) at (

The following streets are closed from 8:40 a.m. to 9:10 a.m. and 3:20 p.m. to 3:50 p.m. weekdays until June 29, 2023:

* MacDonnell Street – Earl to Hill
* Sydenham Street – Ordnance to Colborne

Play Street Initiative:

Please direct questions to Kingston Coalition for Active Transportation (KCAT) at (

The following street will be closed from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Mondays until August 28, 2023:

* Thomas Street – Cowdy to Patrick

Waaban Crossing:

Whether you are using the Waaban Crossing and roadway to commute, run errands, visit friends and family, or simply see the view of the Cataraqui River, please remember that safety comes first. Be aware of your surroundings, obey the rules of the road and follow all signs and traffic signals. Be mindful that illegal u-turns and shortcutting can pose serious safety issues to drivers, cyclists and pedestrians. We understand that it will take time to get used to using the bridge and new intersections. Stay safe and be mindful of other road users, especially during poor weather conditions.

Upcoming Parking Lot Closures:

The King Queen parking lot (282 Ontario Street) and a portion of the Drury lot (51 Queen Street) will be closed on November 14th ,2022 due to the construction of a new mixed-use building beginning in November. The building at 18 Queen Street and 282 Ontario Street, known as Block 5, was recently approved by the Ontario Land Tribunal and is proceeding through Site Plan Control (File D11-022-2022). The future 23 storey tower and 5 storey podium building to be developed by Homestead Land Holdings Inc., will provide commercial spaces at grade, two floors of new office space, and 151 new residential units in the downtown core for the Kingston community. The portion of the Drury lot that is closed will be used for construction staging.

The City has a range of parking options for short-term parkers throughout Kingston. Community members can access alternate parking options by visiting

Other Delays:

* Front Road – Trailhead to King (West) – expect a lane closure on the North side from Jan. 26 to Feb. 3 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day for electrical overhead work.
* 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.

Sidewalks/Pathways :

* King Street – Princess to Queen – expect a sidewalk closure Jan. 23 to Feb. 28 for the development at 18 Queen St.
* 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.
* Queen Street – King to Ontario – expect a sidewalk closure Jan. 23 to Feb. 28 for the development at 18 Queen St.

Release source: City of Kingston
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