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Friday Traffic Report - May 3 to 10

May 3, 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

  • 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.
  • John Counter Boulevard – east of Ascot Lane to Cataraqui River – closed until the Third Crossing Bridge is complete. The area will be fenced off and there will be no access to the water at the end of John Counter.
  • Kingston Mills Road – at the Swing Bridge – closed 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7 and Wednesday, May 8 for spring maintenance by Parks Canada. Questions? Contact Allen Smollet at 613-283-7199 ext. 404.
  • Montreal Street – from Bay to Ordnance closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7 to allow for Utilities Kingston to make watermain repairs.
  • Ontario Street – from William to Lower Union – closed 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 5 for the annual Battle of the Atlantic Parade and Memorial Service.
  • Washburn Road – from Highway 15 to Sonneveld – closed from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7 to allow Parks Canada to replace logs into the weir. Questions? Contact Josh Elliott at 613-359-5377.

Delays

  • 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.
  • 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.

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 – beginning Tuesday, May 7 expect delays 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.

Sidewalks and pedestrian pathways

  • Kingston Mills Road – at the Swing Bridge – closed 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7 and Wednesday, May 8 for spring maintenance by Parks Canada. Questions? Contact Allen Smollet at 613-283-7199 ext. 404.
  • Ontario Street – from The Tragically Hip Way to the east of the La Salle Causeway – this sidewalk is closed for public safety as the historic stone wall by Fort Frontenac is in need of urgent structural repair. Take Kingston Transit free to get across the La Salle Causeway from the stop at the Wolfe Island Ferry Dock or on Highway 2 at Navy Way. An alternate walkway for pedestrians has been approved, but is not yet in place.
  • 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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