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June 7, 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:


  • Abbey Dawn Road – from Highway 2 to 300m north of Highway 2 – closed due to flooding.
  • Alfred Street – from Elm to Princess – closed until Thursday, June 20 while Utilities Kingston works to replace a sanitary sewer to increase capacity in the area.
  • Bagot Street – from Princess to Queen – closed 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. on June 12 to accommodate a crane lift at 303 Bagot St.
  • Cataraqui Woods Drive – from Anderson to Centennial – closed until June 28 to accommodate watermain construction by Utilities Kingston.
  • Frontenac Street – from Princess to Jenkins – closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12 to allow a moblie crane and float truck to remove an excavator. *
  • 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 – Brock to Market (if needed) – closed from 8 to 11 p.m. on June 11 and on every Thursday night from June 20 to Sept. 5 for Movies in the Square.
  • 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.*
  • Sydenham Street – from Princess to halfway to Queen – closed 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for free Zumba Class for ParticipACTION.

*This information was added after this release was distributed.


  • Dalton Avenue – expect delays due to lane closures as Utilities Kingston gas crews complete pipeline repairs.
  • King Street – from Barrie to George – expect lane closure on June 7, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the westbound land on the north side of the roadway for emergency tree removal by City of Kingston Forestry Staff.
  • 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.
  • Montreal Street – at Sutherland – expect delays from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 12 as the northbound lane will be closed for gas construction. Northbound traffic will be diverted via the turn lane for Sutherland.*
  • Portsmouth Avenue – from Old Quarry to John Counter – expect delays until mid-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

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

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