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null Friday Traffic Report - May 24 to 31

May 24, 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 Crescent – closed until 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29 to accommodate water infrastructure maintenance by Utilities Kingston. *
  • 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.
  • Cataraqui Woods Drive – from Anderson to Centennial – closed until June 28 to accommodate watermain construction by Utilities Kingston.
  • Clergy Street East – from Princess to Brock – will be closed from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 30 to accommodate tree pruning and removal.
  • 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.


  • Dalton Avenue – expect delays due to lane closures as Utilities Kingston gas crews complete pipeline repairs.*
  • Division Street – from Brock to Colborne – expect delays through May 24 as crews complete line-painting on Division.
  • Gardiners Road – from Cataraqui Mall entrance to Taylor-Kidd – expect delays from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on May 30 and 31 due to closure of west-side southbound lane.*
  • 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 starting May 27 until 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.
  • Place d'Armes – from Ontario to King – expect lane shifts daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. until June 1 to allow for lifts of roofing materials onto 1 Place d'Armes.
  • Portsmouth Avenue – from Old Quarry to John Counter – expect delays until mid-June as crews complete remaining works for the realignment of Portsmouth Avenue.
  • Portsmouth Aveue – at Elmwood – expect delays in the southbound lane from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 26.*
  • Princess Street at Division expect delays as the right hand lane eastbound lane will be closed from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on May 27 to allow Utilities Kingston to repair a natural gas valve.*
  • 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 as crews start preparations 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
  • VIA Entrance – off John Counter Boulevard – expect delays until the end of May while accessing the VIA Station while crews complete drainage works to prepare for the widening of John Counter Boulevard. Taking the train? Allow extra time to get to the station in case of delay.

*This information was added after this release was distributed.

Sidewalks and pedestrian pathways

  • Strathconna 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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