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Friday Traffic Report - Aug. 30 to Sept. 6

August 30, 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

  • Cummins Road – Wilton to end of Cummins – closed 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 7 for the annual Queen's University Engineering Society event.
  • Donald Street -- Gore to Dalgleish -- closed 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 5.  Gore Road will be reduced to one lane during this time from Grenadier to Rose Abbey.*
  • Frontenac Street – Jenkins to Princess – closed until Dec. 2 for construction of an apartment building at 501 Frontenac St.
  • Gore Road -- at Donald Street -- closed Sept. 4 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to accommodate road surface repairs. **
  • King Street – Brock to Market (if needed) – closed from 8 to 11 p.m. every Thursday night until Sept. 5 for Movies in the Square.
  • Point St. Mark Drive – at Gore – The entrance/exit onto Point St. Mark Drive is closed until the end of the Third Crossing construction. Pedestrian access to the library and dog park remains open as does the sidewalk on the southeast side of Gore Road.
  • Queen's University residence move-in – the following street closures and changes will accommodate the Aug. 31 student move-in:
    • Albert Street – Queen's Crescent to King – will be one-way southbound 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31 (see overnight parking restriction info below*).
    • Arch Street – at Union – closed 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31.
    • Bader Lane will be closed for one-way traffic west-bound beginning 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30.
    • Beverly Street – at Union and at King – closed 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31.
    • Collingwood Street – King to Union – will be one-way southbound 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 31 (see overnight parking restriction info below*).
    • George Street – at Stuart – closed 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31.
    • King Street – parking restrictions from Beverley St. to Barrie St. 1 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31.
    • O'Kill Street – at George – closed 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31.
    • Queen's Crescent – Albert to Collingwood – will be one-way westbound 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31 and will be closed at Beverly and Collingwood streets (open to local traffic only).
    • St. Lawrence Avenue – Stuart to King – will be one-way southbound 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31.
    • Stuart Street – University to Lower Albert – will be one-way westbound 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31 (see overnight parking restriction info below*).
    • University Avenue – Union to Stuart – will be one-way southbound 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31.

*Overnight parking restrictions on these streets begin 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 30 to restrict parking on key traffic routes and closures ahead of Saturday's move-in. Vehicles must be moved in advance of all above noted road closures and parking restrictions. Any vehicles present will be subject to tow.

  • Raglan Road -- Redan to Sydenham -- closed 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 5 to accommodate gas service installation.**
  • Stanley Street – Landsdowne to Division – closed for watermain installation by Utilities Kingston until Sept. 6.
  • 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.
  • University Avenue – Union to Stuart – closed
    • 8 to 9 a.m. on Sept. 2 for Arts and Science Undergraduate Society "Frosh Parade"
    • 3:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sept. 4 for the annual Arts and Science Undergraduate Society Resource Fair.
  • Victoria Street -- Brock to Mack -- closed until 4 p.m. on Sept. 4 to accommodate water service repairs by Utilities Kingston. *

Delays

  • 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 to one lane while crews are working in the area.
  • 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.
  • Countryside Crescent – expect delays through Sept. 6 to accommodate milling and paving.
  • Crack-sealing will be taking place 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. Sept. 3 to 6 on these streets:
    • Bath Road – Princess to Gardiners
    • King Street – Sir John A. Macdonald to Place D'Armes
    • Gardiners Road – Fortune to Bath
    • Princess Street – Taylor Kidd to Gardiners
  • Gibson and Oakridge avenues – expect delays while Utilities Kingston replaces a water main in the area.
  • Gore Road -- Grenadier to Rose Abbey -- will be reduced to one lane from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 5 (see Donald Street closure above).*
  • 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 – 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 – Sydenham to Bagot – Starting Sept. 2, expect minor delays and lane restrictions while Utilities Kingston crews prepare to reline the local watermain.
  • Lakeview Avenue – Henderson to Lenox – expect delays Sept. 5 until mid-September to accommodate milling and paving.
  • Meadowcrest – Lakeview to Henderson – expect delays through Sept. 6 while crews pulverize and re-grade the road.
  • Strathcona Park watermain relining – expect minor traffic delays on the following streets while Utilities Kingston crews prepare to reline water mains 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
  • Sunnyside Road – west of McIvor – expect delays starting Sept. 3 to Sept. 6 to accommodate grading and paving.
  • 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
  • Westdale Avenue – expect delays starting Sept. 3 until Sept. 6 while crews pave the road.

Sidewalks and pedestrian pathways

  • Birchwood Street – Peachwood to Cat Woods Elementary School – crews will be completing the new sidewalk through Aug. 30.
  • Front Road – Bishop to Montgomery – crews will be reconstructing the sidewalk until early September.
  • 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

*This information was added after this release was distributed.

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