News & Public Notices
August 18, 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 next week.
Highway 401 closures– Aug. 21- 25:
- At Highway 15: alternating nightly closures of eastbound and westbound on and off ramps between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m.
- On ramps at Division westbound (coming from south) and at Sir John A. Macdonald eastbound: alternating nightly closures between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m.
- At Montreal Street: alternating nightly closures of the westbound on ramp and the westbound off ramp between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m.
- Lane reductions along Highway 15 near Highway 401 between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m.
- Division Street will be closed from Clergy to Earl until late September.
- Division Street will be closed from Earl to William until late September.
Contractors for Queen's University are constructing an addition to Botterell Hall along the George Street side. George Street will be closed from Stuart to O'Kill Aug. 21 and 22. Traffic flow on O'Kill Street has been reversed to allow for access to parking on the southern section of George Street from Barrie Street. Please follow the detour routes posted. Parking has also been removed from the northern portion of George Street along the length of the building to facilitate this work.
NOTE: The first full closure of George Street from Stuart to O'Kill has been scheduled for August 21 and August 22. Traffic flow on O'Kill Street has been reversed to allow for access to parking on the southern section of George Street from Barrie Street. Please follow the detour routes posted.
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. 19 and 26 and Sept. 5.
- Ontario Street will be closed between Brock and Johnson from noon on Friday, Aug. 18 to Sunday, Aug.20 at noon.
- Market Street will be closed between Ontario and King from noon on Friday, Aug.18 to Sunday, Aug. 20 at noon.
Limestone City Blues Fest
- Ontario Street from Brock to Market on Aug. 24 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Princess Street from Division to Barrie on Aug. 25 from 4:45 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.
- Brock Street from Ontario to Wellington on Aug. 26 from 4:30 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.
- King Street from Brock to Princess on Aug. 26 from 4:30 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.
- King Street from Clarence to Brock on Aug. 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.
- Market Street from Ontario to King Aug. 26, 2017 from 6 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.
Motorists and cyclists should expect delays on these roadways due to road construction and bridge construction:
- Princess Street eastbound at Sir John A. Macdonald due to gas main construction.
- Bath Road from Frontenac Secondary School to Vista Drive – minor delays and lane shifts in the eastbound lane 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. until October. Eastbound lanes will be open to traffic for afternoon peak time.
- John Counter Boulevard from Sir John A. Macdonald to Portsmouth until early November while crews complete the road widening.
- Front Road from east entrance of INVISTA to Trailhead Place until end of year while crews reconstruct the bridge.
- Both sides of Division Street between William and Union streets – pedestrians are required to walk on a granular path.
- South side of Bath Road between Portsmouth and Sir John A. Macdonald – pedestrians are required to walk on a granular path.
- South side of John Counter Boulevard between Portsmouth and Sir John A. Macdonald – pedestrians are required to walk on a granular path.
- South side of Princess Street at Sir John A. Macdonald. Service will be disrupted at times to accommodate gas main construction.
- 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.
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