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Friday Traffic Report - Sept. 6 to 13

Sept. 6, 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

  • Cummins Road – Wilton to end of Cummins – closed 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 7 for the annual Queen's University Engineering Society event.
  • Donald Street – Dagleish to Gore – closed 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 9 for paving.
  • Frontenac Street – Jenkins to Princess – closed until Dec. 2 for construction of an apartment building at 501 Frontenac St.
  • Fergus Street – First to Concession closed from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 12 to allow Utilities Kingston to install gas services.*
  • Highway 15 – at Highway 401 westbound on-ramp – closed nightly between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. until Aug. 23 for paving maintenance. The ramp will remain open during the day.
  • King Street – West to Lower Union – closed for up to 10 hours as of 2 p.m. Sept. 6 to allow Utilities Kingston to repair a broken water main.   
  • King Street – The Tragically Hip Way to Place D'Armes – on Tuesday, Sept. 10 will be closed 9 to 10 a.m. for removal of the flag pole (please note sidewalk closure, below) and 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. for the Kingston Frontenacs' Season Ticket barbecue.*
  • Ontario Street – at Earl expect lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 12 to allow Utilities Kingston to conduct a sewer access investigation. A vehicle will be parked in the middle of Ontario Street and drivers will have room to pass.*
  • Ontario Street – Market to Brock – closed 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sept. 9 for the Kingston Multicultural Arts Festival.
  • Princess Street – at Victoria – expect lane closures 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 12 and 13 to allow for Utilities Kingston to drill test hole for propsed water and sewer projects.*
  • Point St. Mark Drive – at Gore – The entrance/exit onto Point St. Mark Drive is closed until the end of the Third Crossing construction. Pedestrian access to the library and dog park remains open as does the sidewalk on the southeast side of Gore Road.
  • 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.
  • The Tragically Hip Way – King to Ontario –  8 -10 a.m. on Sept. 10 to allow for removal of a flag pole.  Please note sidewalk closure below.*
  • Yonge Street – Grange to King will be closed on Sept. 15 to allow for gas main work by Utilities Kingston.*

Delays

  • Bath Road (westbound lanes) – from 275 metres east of Gardiners to just past Days – expect minor delays and lane restrictions while accessing businesses on the north side of Bath Road while Utilities Kingston crews reline a water main 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 to one lane while crews are working in the area.
  • Casterton Avenue – expect delays Sept. 10 to 13 to allow for milling and paving.
  • Cataraqui Business Park – Fortune, Resource and Centennial North – expect delays in this area until early September as crews reinforce the natural gas network to support the expansion of this business park.
  • Crack-sealing will continue 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. Sept. 9 to 12 on these streets:
    • King Street – Sir John A. Macdonald to Place D'Armes
    • Gardiners Road – Fortune to Bath
    • Princess Street – Taylor Kidd to Gardiners
  • Gibson and Oakridge avenues expect delays while Utilities Kingston replaces a water main in the area.
  • Gore Road – at Maclean/Dalgleish to Rose Abbey – will be reduced to one lane 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 9 to 11 near the bus shelters at the Rideau Town Centre.
  • 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 15 – Highway 401 to 500m north of Burnt Hills – expect daily lane closures weekdays starting Sept. 9 through November to accommodate culvert replacement and rehabilitation.
  • Jackson Mills Road – Bur Brook Road to 400m south (near the K&P Trail) – reduced to one lane for roadside safety improvements. Both directions remain open.
  • John Counter Boulevard – Princess to Indian – expect delays until the summer of 2021 while crews construct a new four-lane road and rail overpass. MOTORISTS: Don't get stopped on the tracks! Ensure there is enough space on the opposite side before crossing.
  • Johnson Street Sydenham to Bagot – expect minor delays and lane restrictions while Utilities Kingston crews prepare to reline the local water main. Johnson Street will be reduced to a single lane when crews are working in the area.
  • Lakeview Avenue – Henderson to Lenox – expect delays until mid-September to accommodate milling and paving.
  • Meadowcrest – Lakeview to Henderson – expect delays through Sept. 13 while crews pulverize and pave the road.
  • Old Mill Road – expect delays beginning Sept. 9 through mid-October to allow crews to adjust the road elevation to match the new section of John Counter Boulevard.
  • Stanely Street – Landsdowne to Division – expect delays as Utilities Kingston installs a water main.
  • Strathcona Park water main relining – expect minor traffic delays on the following streets while Utilities Kingston crews prepare to reline water mains 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 water main 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
  • Westdale Avenue – expect delays until mid-September while crews pave the road.

Sidewalks and pedestrian pathways

  • King Street – The Tragically Hip Way to Place D'Armes – the sidewalks will be closed on Tuesday, Sept. 10 from 9 to 10 a.m. for removal of the flag pole.*
  • Front Road – Bishop to Montgomery – crews will be reconstructing the sidewalk until mid-September.
  • Jim Beattie Park – Sept. 9 to 13 crews will be constructing a new section of sidewalk and installing a catch basin.
  • Stephen Street – Cowdy to Patrick – Sept. 9 to 13 crews will be reconstructing a sidewalk.
  • The Tragically Hip Way – King to Ontario –  the sidewalks will be closed 8 to 10 a.m. on Sept. 10 to allow for removal of a flag pole. *
  • Strathcona Park water main project – Utilities Kingston crews are relining water mains and installing new water mains 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

*This information was added after this release was distributed to the media.

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