Kingston Road Closures & Delays: March 19 to 23

Published on: 2023/03/19 - 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.

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.

Road Closures:

  • Frontenac Street – Princess to York – closed Mar. 20 at 7 a.m. to Mar. 22 at 5 p.m. for a mobile crane setup to dismantle a tower crane at 575 Princess.
  • 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 Mar. 18 from 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. for the BTC Fight Night event at the Leon’s Centre.
  • Union Street – King to Yonge – closed Mar. 18 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for an emergency manhole repair at the intersection of Mowat and Union.
  • University Avenue – Union to Earl – closed until Apr. 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 Oct. 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

Parking Disruption

The Chown Memorial Parking Structure Restoration project is now underway. The work will take place throughout all levels of the building, and will include efforts such as routine structural maintenance, renewal of waterproofing materials and upgrades to the building mechanical/electrical systems. The work is expected to conclude in late December.

The work will be completed in phases to allow the building to remain open to public parking for the duration of the project. Phased work areas will occupy a maximum of 33% of the available parking stalls at a time. Up to 150 spaces will be out of commission.  There is parking availability at the Hanson Memorial and Robert Bruce Memorial parking garages in the two adjacent blocks to the east.

Other Delays

  • 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.

Release: City of Kingston
PhotoLee Cannon (cc)