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Motorists and cyclists advised to avoid Centennial Drive as City applies microsurfacing

September 6, 2016 -

This work has been delayed by the contractor.  New dates for this work will be announced once they are finalized.

Motorists and cyclists can expect delays on Centennial Drive between Bath Road and Taylor Kidd Boulevard this week – and are advised to choose an alternate route during the week of Sept. 12 to 16.

This week, crews are completing asphalt repairs to prepare the roadway for an application of microsurfacing scheduled to begin on Sept. 12.  Microsurfacing extends the lifecycle of asphalt.

Once the microsurfacing application has begun, motorists will experience delays of up to 10 minutes for approximately five days.

The City of Kingston has delayed the application of the microsurfacing as late as possible in the season to reduce its impact on the cycling community. The microsurfacing results in an initially abrasive surface that may affect some bicycle tires. Over the winter months, snow plows and general traffic reduce the abrasiveness of the aggregate. 

Interested in microsurfacing? Watch the City's video on the subject (1:23): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LF-8SGPiQtU.

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Media contact: For more information call the strategic communications department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.