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Friday Traffic Report

August 29, 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 #ygkroads

Delays can be expected on a number of City streets until late September 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 Weekly Traffic Reports.

Queen's Move-in Day - Sunday, Aug. 31 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The following changes will be in effect to accommodate Queen's University students' move-in day:

  • Collingwood Street from King to Union will be one-way northbound.
  • Lower Albert Street from Union to King will be one-way southbound.
  • St. Lawrence Avenue from Stuart to King will be one-way southbound.
  • Bader Lane from University to Lower Albert will be one-way westbound.
  • Queen's Crescent from Lower Albert to Collingwood will be one-way westbound.
  • Stuart Street from University to Lower Albert will be one-way westbound.

Williamsville Construction

  • Albert Street will be closed between Mack and Princess until late October.
  • Princess Street is closed between Tower and Drayton until late August as crews complete phase three of this project.
  • Princess Street will also experience delays from Concession to Regent until late October.
  • Businesses and medical offices remain open and accessible. For more information see www.CityofKingston.ca/Williamsville.

Other Road Closures

  • Palace Road will be closed between Carruthers and Park until mid-September.
  • George Street will be closed from Okill to Stuart until mid-September.
  • Stuart Street at the intersection of George will be closed beginning Tuesday, Sept. 2 until late September. Stuart Street will remain open to traffic needing to access the hospital and Queen's University buildings.
  • Tower Street will be closed from Princess to its north limit until mid-September.

Other Delays

  • Motorists can expect delays on the Front Road bridge beginning Tuesday, Sept. 2 until late November while crews undertake bridge work.
  • Rideau Street may experience delays east of Montreal Street to River Street next week while Utilities Kingston crews conduct overhead pole work for Kingston Hydro.
  • Union Street may experience delays between Sir John A. Macdonald Boulevard and Mowat Avenue next week while Utilities Kingston crews conduct overhead pole work for Kingston Hydro.

Event Closures

Queen's University - Friday, Sept 5 and Saturday, Sept. 6

  • University Avenue will be closed from Stuart to Union on Friday, Sept. 5 from 3:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. for Queen's University's Annual Sidewalk Sale.
  • Cummins Road will be closed from Wilton to the end of Cummins on Saturday, Sept. 6 from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. for a Queen's University event.
  • Albert Street will be closed from Brock to Mack on Saturday, Sept. 6 from 12 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for Queen's University's Annual Charitable Car Wash "Shine Day"

Rogers K-Rock Centre - Friday, Sept. 5 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.

  • King Street will be closed from The Tragically Hip Way to Place D'Armes  to accommodate the Kingston Frontenacs' Season Ticket Dinner.

Livingston Davidson Street Festival – Saturday, Sept. 6 from 12 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

  • Livingston Avenue will be closed from Union to King.
  • Davison Street will  be closed from Ellerbeck to Pembroke.

Kingston Multicultural Festival - Sunday, Sept. 7 from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Ontario Street will be closed between Brock and Market. 

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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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