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Friday Traffic Report - July 19 to 25

July 19, 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

Montreal Street will be closed from Sheppard to the Highway 401 eastbound on/off ramps until approximately 7 p.m. tonight as Utilities Kingston crews work to restore a power outage caused by a vehicle collision.

Closures

  • Abbey Dawn Road remains closed due to flooding.
  • Cataraqui Woods Drive Holden to Bayridge – closed until 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 25, for storm sewer and water main installation for the Woodhaven development.
  • Fraser Street -- Patrick to Division -- closed from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. to allow fo Utilities Kingston to complete gas construction.*
  • 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. on Friday, July 19 and July 22 - 26 for paving maintenance. The ramp will remain open during the day.
  • Innovation Drive – Tim Horton's entrance to Discovery – closed until 5 p.m. on Friday, July 19 and again from 7 a.m. Monday, July 22 until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, July 24 for installation of new services for the Hampton Inn at 125 Innovation Dr.
  • 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.
  • King Street – Church to Yonge – closed 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 25 to allow a tree to be removed.
  • Montreal Street -- Bay to Ordnance -- closed 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, July 24 to allow Utilities Kingston crews to work on a water main.*
  • Ontario Street – Brock to Market – closed 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 21 for the 7th Annual Fire Truck Pull hosted by Epilepsy Southeastern Ontario.
  • Princess Street – Division to Barrie – closed 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 20 for the Taylor Hall Ball Hockey Tournament.
  • 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 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.
  • 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 until late July as Utilities Kingston crews construct 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. 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.
  • Portsmouth Avenue – Old Quarry to John Counter – expect delays as crews complete remaining works for the realignment of Portsmouth Avenue.
  • Princess Street – at Division – expect delays 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. from July 22 to 24 due to the closure of a northbound lane to accommodate a repair.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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