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Friday Traffic Report - April 5 to 12

April 5, 2019 –

Motorists, cyclists and pedestrians: review the listing of streets and related messages below for travel information of interest to you.

Traffic and pedestrian impacts this week:

Closures

  • Aberdeen Street – from Earl to William – closed from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. on April 7 for Kids Inclusive Charitable Run/Walk.
  • Earl Street from Division to University – closed from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. on April 7 for Kids Inclusive Charitable Run/Walk.
  • Elm Street  –  from Chatham to Alfred – expect a road closure from Monday, April 8 to Monday, April 22 as Utilities Kingston crews work to replace a sanitary sewer to increase capacity in the area.
  • John Counter Boulevard – east of Ascot Lane to Cataraqui River – until the Third Crossing Bridge is complete. The area will be fenced off and there will be no access to the water at the end of John Counter.
  • King Street – from Place D'Armes to The Tragically Hip Way closed from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10 and from 9 a.m. to midnight on Thursday, April 11 to accommodate the Harlem Globetrotters Show. *
  • Napier Street – from Brock to Mack – will be permanently closed beginning Friday, April 12.

Delays

  • Glengarry Road – from McMichael to Westmoreland one lane of traffic will be closed until 3 p.m. on April 11 to accommodate replacement of a water main valve by Utilities Kingston.*
  • Highway 401 – at Highway 38/Gardiners Road – expect lane closures on the 401 until November 2020 and delays of up to 10 minutes nightly from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. on the westbound 401. A new carpool lot will open here Nov. 30, 2019. Ontario highway updates are offered by the Ministry of Transportation.
  • Jackson Mills Road – from Bur Brook Road to 400m south (near the K&P Trail) – reduced to one lane for roadside safety improvements but both directions remain open.
  • John Counter Boulevard –  from Portsmouth to Princess – expect road delays until mid-April while Bell Canada and Utilities Kingston crews relocate the overhead wires in preparation for the next phase of the John Counter improvements.
  • Place d'Armes – from Ontario to King – expect lane shifts daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. until June 1 to allow for lifts of roofing materials onto 1 Place d'Armes.
  • Strathcona Park watermain relining – expect minor traffic delays on the following streets while Utilities Kingston crews prepare to reline watermains starting April 8 and continuing through the summer:
    • Elizabeth Avenue – from Jane to Avenue Road
    • Jane Avenue – from Kings Gate Place/Nottingham Place to Avenue Road
    • McMahon  Avenue  – from McMichael to Avenue Road
  • Sydenham Road – from Unity to Orser – expect delays on Wednesday, April 10 as crews monitor asphalt performance (a trial material was applied to the road surface to help extend the life of the asphalt).*

*This information was added after this release was distributed.

Sidewalks and pedestrian pathways

Strathcona Park watermain project – Utilities Kingston crews are relining watermains and installing new watermains to improve the water distribution system in this area. Starting April 8 and continuing through the summer:

  • Expect localized sidewalk closures on these streets:
  • Elizabeth Avenue – from Jane to Avenue Road
  • Jane Avenue – from Kings Gate Place/Nottingham Place to Avenue Road
  • McMahon  Avenue  – from McMichael to Avenue Road
  • Expect the pedestrian access pathways to be closed in these locations:
  • Gretna Green to Indian Road
  • Stormont Avenue to Westmoreland Road, through O'Connor Park

Traffic-related links and messages:

  • Load restrictions in effect: Until the end of April, heavy trucks/loads are restricted on City roads, where posted, each spring to reduce damage.