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Friday Traffic Report

June 27, 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 until late Sept. 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.

  • Queen Mary Rd. will experience delays beginning Monday, June 23 until early July while crews repair extensive winter damage to the road surface. 
  • Front Rd. will experience delays from Bayridge Dr. to King St. until mid-July while crews repair extensive winter damage to the road surface.
  • King St. will experience delays from Front Rd. to Sir John A. Macdonald Blvd. until mid-July while crews repair extensive winter damage to the road surface.

Williamsville reconstruction

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

Other Road Closures:

  • Albert Sreet will be closed from 7 a.m. on July 7 to July 11 at 7 p.m. from Stuart Street to 100 metres from King Street while Graham Construction completes work related to building the Residence.
  • Stuart Street will be closed on July 12 from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Albert Street to St. Lawrence Avenue  while Graham Construction completes work related to building the Residence.
  • Palace Rd. is closed from Brock St. to Carruthers Ave until mid-July.
  • Gardiner St. north of Union St. will be closed until mid-July.
  • Brant St. will be closed from Kirkpatrick St. to Oak St. until the end of July.
  • Oak St. will be closed from Victoria St. to Brant Ave. beginning Wednesday, June 25 until mid-July.

Other Traffic Delays:

  • Union St. will experience delays at Gardiner St. while crews replace underground infrastructure until mid-July.
  • 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. will experience intermittent delays between Fairview Rd. and Elmwood St. next week while Utilities Kingston crews replace poles for Kingston Hydro.
  • Queen St. may experience intermittent delays near Bagot St. next week while Utilities Kingston crews install an electric vault for Kingston Hydro.
  • Bagot St. may experience intermittent delays between Princess St. and Queen St. next week while Utilities Kingston crews install cable for Kingston Hydro.
  • Union St. may experience delays between Sir John A. Macdonald Blvd and Mowat Ave. next week while Utilities Kingston crews replace poles for Kingston Hydro.

Event Closures:

  • Ontario St. will be closed between Brock St. and Market St on July 1 for the Civic Ceremonies and Canada Day Celebrations.
  • Ontario Street will be closed on Saturday, July 5 from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for Taste of Kingston.
  • King Street will be closed from The Tragically Hip Wat to Place d'Armes on Sunday, July 6 for WWE.

The following streets will be closed on July 1 between 6 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. to accommodate the Limestone Mile Races:

  • Ontario St. from Brock St. to Earl St.
  • Earl St. from King St. to Ontario St.
  • King St. from Brock St. to Earl St.
  • Clarence St. from Ontario St. to Wellington St.

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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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