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Friday Traffic Report - July 12 to 19

July 12, 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

  • Cartwright Street – Churchill to Mary – closed from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16 for the installation of new gas service.*
  • Cataraqui Woods Drive - Holden to Bayridge - from 7 a.m. on  July 22 to 5:30 p.m. on July 25, for storm sewer and watermain installation for the Woodhaven Phase 4 development.
  • Frontenac Street – Jenkins to Princess – closed until Dec. 2 for construction of an apartment building at 501 Frontenac St.
  • Highway 15 at Hwy. 401 – Westbound on-ramp – will be closed nightly between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. from July 15 – 19 and July 22 - 26 for paving maintenance. The ramp will remain open during the day.
  • Innovation Dr. from the Tim Horton's entrance to Discovery Ave. starting 7 a.m. on July 15 to 5 p.m. on July 19 for installation of new services for the Hampton Inn at 125 Innovation Dr.
  • Intersection of McMichael St. and McMahon Ave.. - July 16 & 17 from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Please follow marked detour routes and signs.
  • 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.
  • Ontario Street – Brock to Market – closed from 4 p.m. on July 12 to 10 p.m. on July 14 for Ontario Street: Vibrant Spaces Project
  • 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 (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 prepare to 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.
  • 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.
  • Dalton Avenue – expect delays due to lane closures as Utilities Kingston gas crews complete pipeline repairs.
  • 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.
  • Highway 38 – at Unity – expect delays and lane reductions as Utilities Kingston crews are constructing new traffic signals.
  • Jackson Mills Road – Bur Brook Road to 400m south (near the K&P Trail) – reduced to one lane for roadside safety improvements but both directions remain open.
  • Portsmouth Avenue – Old Quarry to John Counter – expect delays until mid-July 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

Surface treatment - expect delays on these streets scheduled through July 12 for surface treatments:

  • Abbey Dawn Road
  • Alley Street
  • Jackson Mills Road
  • Van Order 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

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.
  • Taylor Kidd Boulevard – Princess to Waterloo – sidewalks are being constructed to be completed early August.

Strathcona Park watermain project – Utilities Kingston crews are relining watermains and installing new watermains 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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