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Friday Traffic Report - Aug. 2 to 9

Aug. 2, 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

  • Abbey Dawn Road remains closed due to flooding.
  • Frontenac Street – Jenkins to Princess – closed until Dec. 2 for construction of an apartment building at 501 Frontenac St.
  • Highway 15 – at Highway 401 westbound on-ramp – closed nightly between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. from Aug. 6 to 9 for paving maintenance. The ramp will remain open during the day.
  • Johnson Street – Oakridge to Helen – expect delays due to lane closures from 7 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9.
  • King Street – Brock to Market (if needed) – closed from 8 to 11 p.m. every Thursday night from June 20 to Sept. 5 for Movies in the Square.
  • K-Town Triathlon – the following streets will be closed on Sunday, Aug. 4:
    • Brock Street – Lake Ontario to Ontario St. – 4 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Clarence Street – King to Ontario – 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Earl Street – King to Ontario – 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Gore Street – King to Ontario – 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Lower Union Street – King to Ontario – 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Market Street – King to Ontario – 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Ontario Street
      • Market to Queen – 4 a.m. to 3 p.m.
      • Market to West – 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
      • Southbound lane Place d'Armes (north leg) and The Tragically Hip Way – 7 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
      • The Tragically Hip Way to Queen – 7 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
    • Place d'Armes – Southbound ramp King to Ontario – 7 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
    • Princess Street – King to Holiday Inn – 4 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Two-way traffic will be allowed from King to Ontario from 7:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
    • West Street – King to Ontario – 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Market Street – Ontario to King – 8 a.m. Friday, Aug. 2 to 1 p.m. Aug. 3 for Rockin' in the Square.
  • Montreal Street – Queen to Brock – closed from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3 for an inflatable obstacle course for the Princess St. Promenade.
  • Ontario Street – Brock to Market – closed 4 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 9 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 11 for Ontario Street: A Vibrant Spaces Project cultural programming.
  • Point St. Mark Drive – at Gore – The entrance/exit onto Point St. Mark Drive will be closed to traffic starting Aug. 12 and will remain closed until the end of the Third Crossing construction. Pedestrian access to the library and dog park will remain open as will the sidewalk on the southeast side of Gore Road.
  • Princess Street – Division to Ontario – 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3 for the Princess St. Promenade.
  • Sydenham Street Princess to halfway to Queen – closed every Saturday until Sept. 7 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. for Sydenham Street programming including Silly Sounds and Sounds of Sydenham.

Delays

  • Bath Road – Collins Bay to Princess – expect lane closures from 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 6 to 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 7 to accommodate milling and paving.
  • Bath Road (westbound lanes) – from 275 metres east of Gardiners to just past Days – expect minor delays and lane restrictions while accessing businesses on the north side of Bath Road while Utilities Kingston crews reline a water main throughout the summer.  Expect lane restrictions at the Bath Road and Days Road intersection. 
  • Bath Road Westbound at Days Road – Right lane closed while crews are working in the area.
  • Days Road Northbound at Bath Road – Left lane onto Bath Road Westbound reduced from 2 lanes to 1 lane while crews are working in the area.
  • Carnaby Street – Sussex to Frost – expect delays Aug. 6 to 9 to accommodate milling and paving.
  • Cataraqui Business Park – Fortune, Resource and Centennial North – expect delays in this area until early September as crews reinforce the natural gas network to support the expansion of this business park.
  • Fleet Street – Sussex to Wembly – expect delays Aug. 6 to 9 to accommodate milling and paving.
  • Gardiners Road – Bath to Fortune – expect lane closures from 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 7 to 7 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 8 to accommodate milling and paving.
  • Gibson and Oakridge avenues – expect delays while Utilities Kingston replaces a water main in the area.
  • 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.
  • Innovation Drive – at 125 Innovation Dr. – expect delays due to a lane closure 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 7 to accommodate a water connection. Follow the direction of traffic control crew. Entrances to all businesses will be open.
  • Jackson Mills Road – Bur Brook Road to 400m south (near the K&P Trail) – reduced to one lane for roadside safety improvements. Both directions remain open.
  • John Counter Boulevard – Princess to Indian – expect delays until the summer of 2021 while crews construct a new four-lane road and rail overpass. MOTORISTS: Don't get stopped on the tracks! Ensure there is enough space on the opposite side before crossing.
  • Johnson Street Oakridge to Helen – expect delays due to lane closures from 7 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9 for water main construction by Utilities Kingston.
  • King Street – Sir John A. Macdonald to Place d'Armes – expect delays from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. Aug. 8 to 9 to accommodate patching.
  • Lancaster Drive – Chancery Street (south leg) to Newhall – expect delays Aug. 6 to 9 to accommodate milling and paving.
  • Mayfair Crescent – expect delays Aug. 6 to 9 to accommodate milling and paving.
  • Montreal Street -- Bay to Ordnance -- reduced to one lane from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 9 to complete asphalt restoration. *
  • Portsmouth Avenue – Old Quarry to John Counter – expect delays as crews complete remaining works for the realignment of Portsmouth Avenue.
  • Strathcona Park watermain relining – expect minor traffic delays on the following streets while Utilities Kingston crews prepare to reline watermains through the summer:
    • Elizabeth Avenue – from Jane to Avenue Road
    • Jane Avenue – from Kings Gate /Nottingham to Avenue Road
    • McMahon  Avenue  – from McMichael to Avenue Road
  • Sydenham Road – north of 401 – expect minor traffic delays for water main relining through the summer.
    • Mildred Street – from Sunnyside to Sydenham Road
    • Audrey Street – from Floyd to Jesse
    • Jesse Crescent – from Mildred to the end
    • Floyd Avenue – from Mildred to Sunnyside
  • Taylor Kidd Boulevard – Princess to Waterloo – expect delays until early August while crews complete the installation of a sidewalk.

Sidewalks and pedestrian pathways

  • Bath Road north sidewalk – from 275 metres east of Gardiners to just past Days – expect localized sidewalk closures through the summer.
  • Bath Road sidewalk construction – from Coverdale to 1917 Bath Rd. – crews will be completing the new sidewalk until mid-August.
  • Strathcona Park water main project – Utilities Kingston crews are relining water mains and installing new water mains to improve the water distribution system in this area through the summer:
  • Expect localized sidewalk closures on these streets:
  • Elizabeth Avenue – from Jane to Avenue Road
  • Jane Avenue – from Kings Gate/Nottingham 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
  • Taylor Kidd Boulevard – Princess to Waterloo – sidewalks are being constructed to be completed early August.

*This information was added after this release was distributed.

Traffic-related links and messages:

Test drive an electric vehicle on Aug. 2: Have questions about owning and driving an electric vehicle (EV)? Plug'N Drive will offer free EV test drives on Aug.2, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Springer Market Square. This event coincides with the City's Rockin' the Square event. City and Utilities Kingston staff will be on hand to answer your questions on connecting an EV charger to the local electricity system, and more.