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Traffic Report

July 21, 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 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.
  • 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

  • Division Street will be closed from Union to Clergy until mid-August for reconstruction.
  • Division Street will be closed from Clergy to Earl until mid-August.
  • Clergy Street from Barrie to Division will have access only on 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 closure's later in the project in each of month August, September and October for up to three days. Closure notices will be issued closer to the confirmed dates.
  • University Avenue will be closed from Union to Earl until 5 p.m. July 28 to replace an existing sanitary sewer.

Event Closures

The Downtown Kingston! 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 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 delays on these roadways due to road construction and bridge construction:

  • John Counter Boulevard until late September while crews complete the road widening.
  • 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.
  • Front Road from east entrance of INVISTA to Trailhead Place until end of year while crews reconstruct the bridge.
  • Expect delays at Bath Road and Portsmouth Avenue as crews complete Utilities Kingston  gas work and surface restoration. Eastbound Bath and the right turning lane from westbound Bath onto northbound Portsmouth will be down to one lane, at times, from Monday to Friday.  
  • Motorists should expect delays and consider an alternate route on Johnson and Queen Streets, starting at Division and heading south. A contractor for Utilities Kingston is conducting sewer maintenance and inspection. The work will take place in intersections at times, as this is where maintenance holes are located. Lane reductions will be required.

Other

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

About the City of Kingston

The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 125,000 residents living in this visually stunning, historic city, often ranked one of the best places to live in Canada. Kingston is focusing on being smart and livable as it pursues its vision to become Canada's most sustainable city. We focus on environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality –ensuring that today's decisions don't compromise our future. 

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