Kingston Road Closures & Delays: February 4 to 8

Published on: 2024/02/04 - 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.

Please note that the winter parking ban will be in effect as of Jan. 1, 2024. Motorists are advised that overnight on-street parking is not permitted during the months of January and February.

LaSalle Causeway

Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise motorists of an alternating lane closure on LaSalle Causeway for major rehabilitation during the following period:

    • Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2023 to Tuesday, April 30, 2024

During this period, one lane will be closed and one lane will remain open for alternating traffic. Motorists should expect short delays. Access will be maintained for pedestrians and cyclists.

PSPC encourages users to exercise caution when travelling on the bridge and thanks them for their patience.

Road Closures

  • Balaclava Street – Bay to Reden – closed Feb. 6 and 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day for the removal of a tree by City of Kingston Forestry crews.
  • University Avenue – Union to Earl – closed until May 29 for the removal of debris from demolition and concrete deliveries at the Queen’s John Deutsch University Centre project.

Parking Disruption

The Hanson 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, repainting, replacement of waterproofing materials, and upgrades to the building mechanical/electrical systems. The work is planned to begin the first week of February 2024 and conclude in late December 2024.

The work will be completed in phases to allow the building to remain open to public parking for the duration of the project. It is anticipated that no more than 50% of the available 271 parking spaces will be closed at any time. There is also parking availability at the Chown Memorial and Robert Bruce Memorial parking garages in the two adjacent blocks to the west.

Upcoming Parking Lot Closures

The Drury parking lot located at 57 Queen St. will be closed permanently on Feb. 4, 2024. The closure is to accommodate the expansion of the ongoing construction project at 18 Queen Street and 282 Ontario Street, known as Block 5. The new mixed-use building was 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. This lot will serve as construction staging and parking for the project.

This lot was leased to the City of Kingston from Homestead and will no longer be available for City use.

The City has a range of parking options short-term parkers throughout Kingston. Community members can access alternate parking options by visiting Recommended locations within a couple of blocks include the Frontenac, Ontario/Brock, Barrack, & Angrove Lots as well as the Hanson Garage.

Parking lot users and local businesses will be notified through on-site signage and outreach. City webpages are also being updated to include the new parking information.

Other Delays

  • Queen Street – Montreal to Sydenham – expect an East bound lane closure until Apr. 1, 2024. Detours will be in place for the duration of the lane closure.

Release source: City of Kingston
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