News & Public Notices
July 05, 2017 -
Is construction coming to a street near you? See the entire 2015-18 infrastructure program at www.CityofKingston.ca/construction.
Kingston Transit riders: find the up-to-date list of all detours/service alerts at www.CityofKingston.ca/busdetours.
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. However, MTO has advised of the following 401 closures in the vicinity of Highway 15 next week:
- July 4 to 7: Alternating nightly closures between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. eastbound off ramp and westbound on ramp at Hwy 401 and Hwy 15
- July 10 to 14: Alternating nightly closures between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. eastbound off ramp and westbound on ramp at Hwy 401 and Hwy 15
- 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
- Parks Canada is currently working to repair the damage that Kingston Mills Road incurred from high outflows from the Kingston Mills Dam in May. With high seasonal rainfall and significant flows exiting the dam, repair work is taking longer than expected. Work on the road is now expected to complete in mid-July. In order to repair Kingston Mills Road, contractors have laid rock for fill and shoreline protection to create a strong foundation for the new embankment and protect against future erosion. The road bed will then be rebuilt, a culvert installed, and asphalt laid to complete the road. Once the road is reconstructed and construction trucks are able to access the area, asphalt will be laid on the approaches for the fixed and swing bridges, completing the entire Kingston Mills project. For more information visit: http://www.pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/on/rideau/visit/infrastructure/kingston. Want community updates on this project? Email RideauCanal.email@example.com.
- Division Street will be closed from Union to Clergy until mid-July for reconstruction.
- Division Street will be closed from Clergy to Earl from July 5 to Aug. 2.
- 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.
Canada Day Weekend – June 30 – July 3
Thursday, June 30 to Monday, July 3 various downtown streets will be closed for Canada Day events:
- Ontario Street will be closed from Brock to Clarence 8 a.m. to midnight June 30 to July 3 (inclusive).
- Market Street will be closed from Ontario to King 8 a.m. to midnight June 30 to July 3 (inclusive).
- Clarence Street will be closed from Wellington to King from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday, July 1 for the Limestone Mile Race.
- Brock Street will be closed from Ontario to King 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 1.
- Lower Brock Street will be closed from Ontario to the Wharf from 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 1.
- Princess Street will be closed from Division to Barrie 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 1.
- Sydenham Street is closed from Princess to Queen from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 1 for Downtown Kingston's! Sounds of Sydenham.
Buskers Rendezvous – July 6-9
Various downtown streets will be closed to accommodate Downtown Kingston's Buskers Rendezvous Thursday, July 6 to Sunday, July 9:
- Market Street will be closed from Ontario to King (with the exception of Market vendors) 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. July 6-9.
- Ontario Street will be closed from Brock to Clarence and from Clarence to Johnson 5:30 to 11 p.m. July 6-7; from 2:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 8; and from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 9.
- Princess Street will be closed from Wellington to Bagot from 12:45 to 3 p.m. July 6-8 and from Division to Barrie from 8 to 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 8.
- Sydenham Street will be closed from Princess to Queen 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. July 6-8.
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. including, July 1, 8 15, 22 and 29, Aug. 5, 12 and 26 and Sept. 5.
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 early July while crews construct new sidewalk.
- Expect delays at Bath Road and Portsmouth Avenue July 4-7 as crews complete natural gas work. The eastbound lane on Bath Road will be impacted as the southbound land on Portsmouth.
- 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: Staff have continued to monitor the water levels on Front Road and today, July 6, were satisfied water levels had dropped enough in the vicinity of the bridge to temporarily open the road to two lanes in each direction. However, the lanes will be reduced again later this month when the originally planned bridge maintenance work continues.
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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