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Friday Traffic Report

June 6, 2014 -

Please see below for a list of road construction projects and events that are expected to have an impact on traffic flow next week.

See the entire 2011-2014 infrastructure program at www.cityofkingston.ca/construction.

For updates on Highway 401 construction visit the Ministry of Transportation's website at www.roadinfo.mto.gov.on.ca or call 5-1-1.

Winter road repairs

Delays can be expected on a number of City streets while crews repair extensive winter damage to Kingston's urban roads. The City's Twitter feed (@CityofKingston) will offer daily updates on the $3.3 million repairs program. For the more major repairs, motorists and cyclists can also check the City pages in the Kingston Whig-Standard and/or sign up for Breaking News at www.CityofKingston.ca/news to receive Friday Traffic Reports.

  • Gardiners Rd. will experience delays from Bath Rd. to Hwy 401 until late June while crews repair extensive winter damage to the road surface.
  • Hwy 2 East will be down to one lane and experience significant delays during off peak hours from Place D'Armes to Hwy 15  until mid-June while crews repair extensive winter damage to the road surface.
  • Front Rd. will experience delays from Bayridge Dr. to King St. beginning Monday, June 9 until mid-June while crews repair extensive winter damage to the road surface.
  • King St. will experience delays from Front Rd. to Sir John A. Macdonald Blvd. beginning Monday, June 9 until mid-June while crews repair extensive winter damage to the road surface.

Williamsville reconstruction

  • Princess St. is closed from Macdonnell St. to Tower St. until late June as part of the Williamsville reconstruction project.
  • Princess Street will also experience delays from Concession St. to Tower St. until late August while crews begin the next phase of the Williamsville reconstruction project.
  • Businesses and medical offices remain open and accessible. For more information see www.cityofkingston.ca/Williamsville.

Other Road Closures:

  • Barbara Ave. is closed from Division St. to Alfred Cres. until early July.
  • Palace Rd. is closed from Brock St. to Carruthers Ave until early July.
  • Gardiner St. north of Union St. will be closed until mid-July.
  • Brant St. will be closed from Kirkpatrick St. to Oak St. beginning Monday, June 9 until the end of July.

Other Traffic Delays:

  • Palace Rd. will experience delays from Johnson St. to Brock St. until mid-June while crews replace the underground infrastructure.
  • Brock St. will experience delays at the Palace Rd. intersection until end of June while crews replace the underground infrastructure.
  • Union St. will experience delays at Gardiner St. while crews replace underground infrastructure until mid-July.
  • Bayridge Dr. will experience delays from Taylor Kidd Blvd. to Princess St. beginning June 3 until the end of June for road improvements.
  • Rideau St. may experience intermittent delays east of Montreal St. to the Megaffin Park next week while Utilities Kingston crews replace poles for Kingston Hydro.
  • Portsmouth Ave. may experience intermittent delays between Fairview Rd. and Elmwood St. next week while Utilities Kingston crews replace poles for Kingston Hydro.
  • Queen St. will experience intermittent delays near Bagot St. next week while Utilities Kingston crews install an electric vault for Kingston Hydro.
  • Bagot St. will experience intermittent delays between Princess St. and Queen St. next week while Utilities Kingston crews install cable for Kingston Hydro.
  • Union St. will experience delays between Sir John A. Macdonald Blvd and Mowat Ave. next week while Utilities Kingston crews replace poles for Kingston Hydro.

Event Closures:

Market St. will be closed from Ontario St. to King St. beginning at 8 a.m. on Friday, June 13 until 1 a.m. on Saturday, June 14 and King St. also will be closed from Clarence St. to Brock St. on beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 14 to Rock the Square with Sarah Harmer. 

King St. will be closed between The Tragically Hip Way and Place d'Armes from Wednesday, June 11 to Friday, June 13 for the St. Lawrence College Graduation and Convocation at the K-Rock Centre.

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Media contact: For more information contact Cindie Ashton, Media Relations Officer 613-546-4291, ext. 3116. Or call the City of Kingston's media hotline at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.

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