News & Public Notices
La Salle Causeway open
August 21, 2015 -
Please see below for a list of road construction projects and events expected to have an impact on traffic flow next week, including details regarding:
- Public Works and Government Services Canada closure of the La Salle Causeway on Tuesday, Aug. 25 and Wednesday, Aug. 26
- closure of the intersection of Union Street and University Avenue from Monday, Aug. 24 to Friday, Aug. 28. See "Road closures (general)"
- other expected traffic delays and road closures
- Utilities Kingston's electrical work affecting downtown parking and sidewalks See the entire 2015-18 infrastructure program at www.CityofKingston.ca/construction.
For updates on Highway 401 construction visit the Ministry of Transportation's website at www.roadinfo.mto.gov.on.ca or call 5-1-1.
Kingston Transit riders: find the up-to-date list of all detours/service alerts at www.CityofKingston.ca/residents/transit/service-alerts
La Salle Causeway Closure
The Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) closure of the La Salle Causeway is set for 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 25 to 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 26. PWGSC advises this closure is necessary to complete a structural repair that will ensure the continued safe operation of the bridge.
Plan your route now.
- Cyclists and pedestrians: Kingston Transit will continue to provide 15-minute express service to Kingston East on Routes 601/602 during the LaSalle Causeway closure via Montreal Street-Highway 401-Highway 15. Remember, you can Rack and Roll on any Kingston Transit bus with your bicycle. PWGSC is offering a taxi shuttle service for pedestrians on either side of the bridge, but you must get to the bridge to take it.
- Motorists: get in or out of Kingston's east-end via Highway 15.
- Boaters: boats less than four metres in height above the waterline can pass through the causeway via the east bridge.
- See the full PWGSC closure notice in English and French at the bottom of this report for how to contact PWGSC for more information on this closure.
Traffic Delays (Construction)
- Expect delays and lane closures at Princess Street and Portsmouth Avenue over the next week to accommodate the rebuilding of traffic signals.
- Expect delays and lane closures on King Street at Portsmouth Avenue for the next week and further delays until early October while crews install underground services for the new Providence Care Hospital.
- Expect significant delays on Front Road between Trailhead Place and INVISTA until the end of the year as crews replace the bridge. Choose an alternate route if possible.
Road Closures (General)
- McEwen Drive from south of Bath Road to Castell Road will be closed until mid-September while crews replace the underground infrastructure. Businesses on Bath Road remain accessible from Bath Road. Local traffic can access this section of McEwen Drive from Castell Road.
- Forsythe Avenue from Mowat to Yonge will be closed from Monday, Aug. 24 until late September.
- Innovation Drive (north to south leg) will be closed from John Marks to Innovation Drive from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 24 to allow for utility work to be completed.
Union Street and University Avenue Intersection Closure
Portions of the intersection of Union Street and University Avenue will be closed to vehicles from Monday, Aug. 24 until the end of the day on Friday, Aug. 28 to complete the work to implement a scramble crossing (pedestrian-priority intersection). Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times. Access University Avenue from Earl or Stuart streets.
For more details on the scramble crossing, see www.CityofKingston.ca/residents/roads-and-traffic/scramble-crossing.
Road Closures (Events)
Sydenham Street Revived – Sydenham Street will be closed to vehicles from Queen to Princess from 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 27 until 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 13 for Sustainable Kingston's Sydenham Street Revived project.
Limestone City Blues Festival – Roads will be closed to vehicles at:
- Ontario Street from Brock to Market on Thursday, Aug. 27 from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
- Princess Street from Division to Barrie on Friday, Aug. 28 from 4:45 to 11:59 p.m.
Road Closures (Reconstruction)
Below are the reconstruction projects currently underway followed by the section that is currently closed:
Yonge Street (between Kennedy and Johnson) and Forsythe Avenue
- Yonge Street from Hatter (north leg) to Hatter (south leg) will be closed until late September.
Ellerbeck Street between Union and King
- Ellerbeck Street will be closed from Union to Davidson until early October
Stuart Street between Lower University and Arch
- Stuart Street will be closed from Lower University to George will be closed until late August.
Utilities Kingston - Downtown Electrical Work
Business owners, shoppers and residents in the areas listed below can expect parking restrictions and sidewalk closures while crews work to install new electrical infrastructure. Work will be staggered over the coming months so not all these areas will be affected at the same time.
- Princess Street between Clergy and Montreal
- Clergy Street between Princess and Queen
- Sydenham Street between Princess and Queen
- Montreal Street between Princess and Queen View a more detailed map of the affected area at http://utilitieskingston.com/News/NewsArticle.aspx?ID=289.
We apologize for any inconvenience. This work helps to ensure a reliable source of electricity to you, our customers. For more information, call the Customer Service Centre at 613-546-0000.
Public works and government services Canada (PWGSC) Notice
La Salle Causeway to Close from 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, August 25, 2015, To 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, August 26, 2015, in Kingston, Ontario
Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) wishes to advise motorists, boaters, pedestrians and cyclists that the La Salle Causeway will be closed from 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, August 25, 2015, to 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, August 26, 2015.
This closure is necessary to complete a structural repair that will ensure the continued safe operation of the bridge.
A complimentary taxi shuttle service will be made available to drive pedestrians to either side of the bridge via Highway 401 during the closure. Boats less than four metres in height above the waterline can pass through the causeway via the east bridge.
The closure has been scheduled in consultation with the City of Kingston and the Province of Ontario to ensure the least possible inconvenience. The schedule will change only if warranted by circumstances such as inclement weather.
Safety is a top priority for PWGSC, and we are committed to ensuring the continued integrity of the bridges we manage. We apologize for any inconvenience these road and marine traffic restrictions may cause and thank users for their patience.
Asset Manager, Engineering Assets, Ontario Region
Media Relations Unit, Ontario Region
Public Works and Government Services Canada
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PWGSC_TPSGC Fermeture du Pont-Jetée Lasalle Pendant 48 Heures du Mardi 25 Août 2015, à 00 H 01, Jusqu'au Mercredi 26 Août 2015, à 23 H 59, à Kingston
(ONTARIO) Travaux publics et Services gouvernementaux Canada (TPSGC) souhaite informer les automobilistes, les plaisanciers, les piétons et les cyclistes que le pont jetée LaSalle sera fermé du mardi 25 août 2015, à 00 h 01, jusqu'au mercredi 26 août 2015, à 23 h 59.
La fermeture est nécessaire pour permettre des réparations structurales qui assureront l'exploitation sécuritaire continue du pont.
Durant la fermeture, un service de taxis sera offert gratuitement aux piétons souhaitant se rendre de l'un ou l'autre côté du pont jetée, par le biais de l'autoroute 401. Les embarcations de moins de quatre mètres de hauteur au-dessus de la ligne de flottaison peuvent traverser le pont-jetée en passant sous le pont est.
La fermeture a été planifiée en consultation avec la Ville de Kingston et la province de l'Ontario afin d'occasionner le moins d'inconvénients possible. Les dates de la fermeture ne seront modifiées que s'il est nécessaire, notamment en cas d'intempéries.
La sécurité est une priorité pour TPSGC, et nous nous engageons à assurer l'intégrité continue des ponts sous notre responsabilité. Nous nous excusons de tout inconvénient que ces restrictions à la circulation routière et maritime peuvent occasionner et nous remercions les utilisateurs de leur patience.
Gestionnaire des biens, Ouvrages techniques, Région de l'Ontario
Relations avec les médias, Région de l'Ontario Travaux publics et Services gouvernementaux Canada
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For more information on the La Salle Causeway please contact the Media Relations Unit, Public Works and Government Services Canada, 819-956-2315 For more information on all other traffic delays and road closures please contact the communications department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.