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July 14, 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:

  • 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
  • July 24 to 28: alternating nightly closure between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m., westbound on ramp and eastbound off ramp at Hwy 401 and Hwy 15
  • July 24 to 28: alternating nightly closure between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m., westbound on ramp (coming from the south) at Hwy 401 and Division and eastbound on ramp at Hwy 401 and Sir John A. Macdonald Blvd. Please note these ramps will never be closed the same night.
  • July 24 to 28: Lane reductions along Hwy 15 near Hwy 401 between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m

Parks Canada to reopen Kingston Mills Road next week

Parks Canada expects to re-open Kingston Mills Road the afternoon of Monday, July 17 (weather-dependent).

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Construction Closures

  • Division Street will be closed from Union to Clergy until mid-July for reconstruction.
  • Division Street will be closed from Clergy to Earl until Aug. 2.
  • Clergy Street between Division and Barrie can be accessed only from Barrie while crews complete work on Division until mid-August.
  • 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 closures 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.

Event Closures

  • Ontario Street will be closed from Market to Brock on Sunday, July 16 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the Pull Together for Epilepsy 2017 fundraiser which includes the Fire Truck Pull.
  • The Downtown Kingston! Sounds of Sydenham and other programming will close half of Sydenham Street from  Princess Street north toward Queen each Saturday this summer between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. including: July 15, 22 and 29, Aug. 5, 12 and 26 and Sept. 5.

Other Road Closures

Abbey Dawn Road, near Highway 2, will be closed until further notice due to flooding.

Construction Delays

Motorists and cyclists should expect construction-related delays on these roadways:

  • Front Road Bridge – starting Monday, July 17 expect lane reductions on the Front Road Bridge as crews complete repairs to its north side.
  • Highway 15 and John Marks Avenue on July 14 – expect delays and lane reductions as Utilities Kingston crews construct new traffic signals.
  • Midland Avenue and Cataraqui Woods Drive – lane shifts from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on July 14, due to Utilities Kingston watermain construction.
  • John Counter Boulevard from Sir John A. Macdonald to Portsmouth until late September while crews complete the road widening.
  • Bayridge Drive from Hudson to Lincoln until late July while crews construct new sidewalk.
  • Patrick Street from Russell to Joseph until the end of July while crews reconstruct the sidewalk.
  • Ontario Street from William to Johnson until early August while crews reconstruct the sidewalks.
  • The right-hand, eastbound lane of Bath Road will be closed at Portsmouth July 14, due to Utilities Kingston gas main construction.


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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