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Traffic Report

September 29, 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

  • Nelson Street from Princess south to the project site will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 3 and Friday, Oct. 6 to accommodate a crane hoisting steel onto a roof. All driveways will be accessible from Mack Street.
  • Division Street will be closed from Earl to William and William to Johnson until mid-October.
  • 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.
  • The intersection to Oakview Avenue at Taylor-Kidd Boulevard will be closed between Oct. 4 and 12, for two days to accommodate watermain installation by Utilities Kingston. Detour to Amberdale.
  • Nelson will be closed from Princess to the south edge of the work site until 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 6 to allow for a crane hoist.

Expect delays in the area of Sir John A. Macdonald Boulevard at Princess and Bath next week. There will be lane closures for paving as crews complete Utilities Kingston's steel gas main replacement project.

  • Princess Street, between Hillendale and Sir John A. Macdonald – there will be short-duration alternating lane closures.
  • Sir John A. Macdonald Boulevard – yield lane at Bath will be closed.
  • Sir John A. Macdonald Boulevard – right-turn lane into Loblaws will be closed.

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.

Construction road delays

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

  • Johnson Street at Division beginning Monday, Oct. 2 until mid-November while crews reconstruct the underground infrastructure
  • 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.
  • Expect delays along HWY 15 south of Rose Abby on Thursday, Oct. 5 as crews repair a road cut.

Road repairs

Cold-patch is used to fill cracks and potholes. But some roads require more substantial asphalt repairs that will last up to five years.  Over the next two months, contractors for the City will be repairing the following roads:

  • Burbrooke Road from Jackson Mills Road and Sydenham Road (starts Oct. 3)
  • McIvor Road from Sydenham Road to Highway 38
  • Highway 2 west of Collins Bay Road to western city limit
  • Morenz Crescent
  • Sir John A. Macdonald Boulevard from Highway 401 to Union Street
  • Gardiners Road from Highway 401 to Bath Road
  • Front Road from Sunny Acres to east entrance of INVISTA

Motorists and cyclists can keep up with where/when repair work is taking place by:

  • Following @CityofKingston on Twitter for daily updates.
  • Signing up for Breaking News at www.CityofKingston.ca/news to receive Friday Traffic Reports mentioning more major repairs.

Sidewalk disruptions

Both sides of Division Street between Johnson and Earl 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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Media contact: For more information call the communications department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.