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May 31, 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.
  • Beat Beethoven Run – these streets will be closed on Sunday, June 2 for this event:
    • Closed from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
      • Ontario Street – from Brock to Market and between Market and King/West streets
      • Market, Clarence, Johnson and William streets – from King to Ontario
    • Closed 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Earl Street – from  King to Ontario
  • Cataraqui Woods Drive – from Anderson to Centennial – closed until June 28 to accommodate watermain construction by Utilities Kingston.
  • Clergy Street from Barrie to Earl – closed 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 1 for the Sydenham Public School Fun Fair.
  • 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.
  • Woodbine Road – from 1575 to 1750 Woodbine Rd. – closed from 7 a.m. June 3 to 7 p.m. on June 4 to accommodate installation of water services.


  • 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 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.
  • 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 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

  • 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

Traffic-related links and messages: