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June 23, 2017 -

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For updates on Highway 401 construction visit the Ministry of Transportation's website at or call 5-1-1. However, MTO has advised of the following 401 closures in the vicinity of Highway 15 next week:

  • June 26 to 30: alternating nightly closure between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m., westbound on ramp and eastbound off ramp at Hwy 401 and Hwy 15
  • June 26 to 30: alternating daily closures between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m., eastbound and westbound right shoulder
  • June 27: eastbound on ramp to 401 from Sir John A. Macdonald Blvd will be closed from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • May 24 to Dec. 15: day and night closure, eastbound right lane and right shoulder deviation
  • May 24 to Dec. 15: day and night closure, westbound right shoulder deviation

Construction Closures

  • The fixed bridge and swing bridge on Kingston Mills Road is closed until late June 2017 to allow Parks Canada to replace the fixed bridge, rehabilitate the swing bridge and repair damage caused by high water flows. For more information visit: Want community updates on this project? Email
  • Division Street will be closed from Union to Clergy until the end of June for reconstruction.
  • Clergy Street from Barrie to Division will have access only on Barrie while crews complete work on Division until mid-July
  • Contractors for Queen's University are constructing an addition to Botterell Hall along the George Street side. Parking has been removed from the northern portion  of  George Street along the length of the building to facilitate this work. A full southbound driving lane will remain subject to three full road closure's later in the project in each of August, September and October for up to three days. Closure notices will be issued closer to the confirmed dates.

Other Road Closures

  • Expect delays and intermittent short term closures at the intersection of John Counter Blvd and Sir John A. Macdonald Blvd beginning at midnight until 2 a.m. on June 25 to support the reconstruction of John Counter overhead utility work.
  • Abbey Dawn Road, near Highway 2, will be closed until further notice due to flooding.
  • Downtown Kingston's Sounds of Sydenham and other programming will close half of Sydenham Street beginning at Princess Street northerly toward Queen each Saturday this summer between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
    • Saturday, June 24
    • Saturday, July 1
    • Saturday, July 8
    • Saturday, July 15
    • Saturday, July 22
    • Saturday, July 29
    • Saturday, August 5
    • Saturday, August 12
    • Saturday, August 19
    • Saturday, August 26
    • Saturday, September 5
  • The following streets will be closed Saturday, June 24 from 7:30 a.m. to 12 noon. to accommodate the Kingston Kids Triathlon:
    • Concession Street south side (eastbound)
    • York Street north side (westbound)
    • Alfred Street west side (southbound)
    • Nelson Street east side (northbound)
  • Schooner Drive. will be closed across from 40 Schooner Drive. on Tuesday, June 27 from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. while Taggart Construction to conduct servicing work.
  • King Street will be closed from The Tragically Hip Way to Place D'Armes on Thursday, June 29 for FSS and LCVI graduations . 
  • King Street will be closed from The Tragically Hip Way to Place D'Armes on Tuesday, June 27 for the Bob Dylan Concert.  

Construction Delays

Motorists and cyclists should expect delays on these roadways due to road construction and bridge construction:

  • John Counter Boulevard until late September while crews complete the road widening.
  • Bayridge Drive from Taylor Kidd to Lincoln until the end of June while crews construct new sidewalk.
  • Bagot Street from Princess to Brock until early July while crews complete improvements to the Downtown Transfer Point
  • Brock Street from King to Montreal until early July while crews complete improvements to the Downtown Transfer Point
  • Front Road is down to one lane in each direction due to high water levels. Although the water is no longer on the road surface, the underlying granulars, which provide the necessary structural support for the road, remain saturated. Staff will continue to monitor the water levels and adjust lane restrictions when conditions improve. Work on the bridge cannot move forward until water levels have receded.
  • Expect delays at Bath Road and Portsmouth Avenue Monday to Wednesday as crews complete natural gas work. The right turning lane from northbound Portsmouth to eastbound Bath will be impacted. One eastbound lane may also be impacted for short durations during off-peak hours. 


Green left turn arrows are now flashing at intersections across the City to draw more attention and improve efficiency at the intersection. Left turn arrows are programmed on an intersection by intersection basis to ensure the intersection optimizes all traffic movement.

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