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Traffic Report

September 22, 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:

  • Oct. 2 to 6: alternating nightly closure between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m., westbound and eastbound on and off ramps at Hwy 401 and Hwy 15
  • Oct. 2 to 6: 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 closures will alternate and not be closed at the same time.
  • Oct. 2 to 6: lane reductions along Hwy 15 near Hwy 401 between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m.

Construction Road Closures

  • Division Street will be closed from Clergy to Earl and from Earl to William until late September.
  • Division Street will be closed from William to Johnson until mid-October.
  • Seabrooke Road will be closed to through traffic from Hwy 15 to Big Hill Road on Monday, Sept. 25 until Friday, Sept. 29 while crews replace a culvert
  • The right-hand lane of eastbound Princess Street will be closed at Bath next week as crews work to complete the gas main replacement work.
  • Expect eastbound lane closures and traffic delays on Taylor Kidd Boulevard between Bayridge and Old Colony until December to allow for new watermain construction by Utilities Kingston.

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 two full road closures later in the project in each of September and October for up to three days.

Other Road Closures

Princess Street will be closed from Division to Ontario on Saturday, Sept. 23 from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. to allow for the Princess St. Promenade.   

Brock Street will be closed from MacDonnell to Napier on Wednesday, Sept. 27, Thursday, Sept. 28 and Friday, Sept. 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the installation of new services by AWD Contractors.

Rogers K-Rock Centre

King Street will be closed from the Tragically Hip Way to Place d'Armes on Tuesday, Sept. 26 for the Chamber Mixer Event

Construction Road Delays

Motorists and cyclists should expect delays on these roadways due to road construction and bridge construction:

  • 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.
  • Centennial Drive will be restricted to local traffic only between Venture to Resource beginning Sept. 27 until early October.
  • Resource Road will be restricted to local traffic only between Venture to Centennial beginning Sept. 27 until early October.
  • Expect traffic delays at the intersection of Gardiners and Cataraqui Woods for overnight watermain construction by Utilities Kingston from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.  until Oct 10.
  • Expect minor delays and lane shifts in eastbound traffic on Bath Road from Frontenac Secondary School to Vista Drive 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. until November to allow for Utilities Kingston work. At the end of the work day, both eastbound lanes will open to traffic.
  • Expect lane reductions on westbound Princess Street from Sir John A. Macdonald to Concession to allow for Utilities Kingston watermain work until the end of construction season.
  • Expect lane reductions on Centennial Drive from Resource to Crossfield due to Utilities Kingston sanitary-sewer work until the end of construction season.

Sidewalk Disruptions

Both sides of Division Street between William and Union streets – pedestrians are required to walk on a granular path.

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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