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Construction begins at King and George Streets on July 7

July 3, 2014 -

A planned two-year project to completely reconstruct George, Stuart, Arch and O'Kill Streets in the Queen's University/Kingston General Hospital area is set to begin Monday, July 7 and will be completed as follows:

  • 2014 - Work starts at foot of George Street where it intersects with King Street West.  King Street will be closed at the intersection starting Monday until mid-July. Crews, led by Taggart Construction, will work up George Street with the aim of completing reconstruction through the Stuart Street intersection, by mid-November.  Work will also be done to the parkland at the foot of George Street.
  • 2015 - Stuart, Arch and O'Kill Streets will be reconstructed.

This work – to separate the combined sewers and update all infrastructure below and at road level – has been pre-planned and scheduled to minimize disruption and allow access to buildings to be restored as quickly as possible. 

Kingston General Hospital Patient Parking

When designated Cancer Clinic parking is unavailable on George Street, the City will temporarily relocate some designated Cancer Clinic parking spaces:

  • On the north side of King Street West between the emergency room entrance ramp and Lower University.
  • In the municipal parking lot at the foot of Barrie Street and King St. West.

Taggart Construction will have personnel on-site to help guide patients, visitors, deliveries and employees to and from Kingston General Hospital and Queen's University during construction.

Stay up-to-date on road work in Kingston: the City offers weekly traffic updates at www.CityofKingston.ca every Friday (also available on Twitter: @CityofKingston; Facebook: The City of Kingston; and Information Radio: 106.3 FM) and in the Tuesday, Kingston Whig-Standard.

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Media contact: For more information contact Cindie Ashton, Media Relations Officer, 613-546-4291, ext. 3116. Or call Communications at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.

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