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Friday Traffic Report - June 14 to 21

June 14, 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 – Highway 2 to 300m north of Highway 2 – closed due to flooding.
  • Cataraqui Woods Drive – Anderson to Centennial – closed until June 28 to accommodate watermain construction by Utilities Kingston.
  • John Counter Boulevard – east of Ascot Lane to Cataraqui River – closed until the Third Crossing Bridge is complete. The area is fenced off and there is no water access.
  • King Street – The Tragically Hip Way to Place d'Armes
    • closed until 1 a.m. on June 16 for St. Lawrence College graduation and Chinlock Wrestling.
    • closed 9 a.m. to midnight on June 20 for Department of National Defence military exercises. Military Police will be on site to help with safety and security.
  • 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 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on June 21 for National Indigenous Peoples Day Celebrations.
  • Pride Festival closures for Saturday, June 15:
    • Mack Street – Alfred to Albert – closed 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. for parade staging.
    • Ontario Street – Brock to Clarence – closed 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for festival activities.
  • 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 – Princess to Garrett – closed 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 17 for delivery and erection of tower crane.
  • Warne Crescent East – at Dalton – closed 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for a sanitary main repair.

Delays

  • Bath Road (westbound lanes) – from 275 metres east of Gardiners to just past Days – starting June 24 expect minor delays and lane restrictions while accessing businesses on the north side of Bath Road while Utilities Kingston crews prepare to reline a watermain 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.
  • 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 watermain 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 until June 28 while crews complete remaining work to this redesigned intersection.
  • 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.
  • Portsmouth Avenue – from Old Quarry to John Counter – expect delays until late June 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 watermain 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 2715 metres east of Gardiners to just past Days – expect localized sidewalk closures starting June 24 and through the summer.
  • King Street – The Tragically Hip Way to Place d'Armes – closed 9 a.m. to midnight on June 20 for Department of National Defence military exercises. Military Police will be on site to help with safety and security.
  • 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

Traffic-related links and messages: