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Traffic Report

August 4, 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:

UPDATE: August 10
The westbound off ramp will be closed tonight between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. at Hwy 401 and Hwy 15
  • Aug. 7 to 11: alternating nightly closure between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m., westbound on ramp and eastbound off ramp at Hwy 401 and Hwy 15
  • Aug. 7 to 11: 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.
  • Aug. 7 to 11: 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.
  • Division Street will be closed from Earl to William starting Tuesday, August 8 to early September. Related sidewalk disruption: the sidewalk at Division east side of Earl closed - pedestrian use west side.
  • 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.

Event Closures

Platinum Blonde with special guests Spoons

  • Market Street is closed between Ontario and King today for Rockin' the Square, a free concert in Market Square
  • King Street will also be closed from Clarence St. to Brock St. beginning at 7 pm for patron safety should the crowd exceeds Market Square.

Sounds of Sydenham

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, Aug. 5, 12 and 26 and Sept. 5.

The Downtown Kingston! Princess Street Promenade - Saturday, August 5:

  • Princess Street will closed between Division to Ontario 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • The intersections of Bagot/Princess and Barrie/Princess will remain open.
  • Ride Kingston Transit for free city-wide all day on Saturday. Plan your bus trip with Google Transit www.KingstonTransit.ca/tripplanner
  • Park your bike in the City's bicycle corral – a secure, fenced area – located on Wellington Street between Princess and Brock.

K-Town Triathlon – Sunday, August 6:

  • Ontario Street: 4 a.m. to 3 p.m., between Queen and Market
  • Brock Street: 4 a.m. to 2 p.m., between King and Ontario
  • Princess Street: 4 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., between King. and Holiday Inn
  • Ontario Street: 7 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., between Barrack and Queen
  • Queen Street: 7 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., between King and Ontario
  • Place d'Armes: 7 a.m. to 12: 45 p.m., southbound ramp from King to Ontario
  • Ontario Street: 7 a.m. to 12: 45 p.m., southbound lane between the northerly leg of Place d'Armes and Barrack
  • Ontario Street: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., between Market and West
  • Market Street: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., between King and Ontario
  • Clarence Street: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., between King and Ontario
  • Johnson Street: 7 a.m. to 2:00 between King and Ontario
  • William Street: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., between King and Ontario
  • Earl Street: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., between King and Ontario
  • Gore Street: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., between King and Ontario
  • Lower Union Street: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., between King and Ontario
  • West Street: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., between King and Ontario

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.
  • 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.

Other

  • The Abby Dawn Road is open but water remains on each side. It is restricted to a single lane in the centre of the road. Drivers must yield to oncoming traffic.
  • The pedestrian walkway behind 33 Ontario St. has been closed due to high water levels.

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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