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Traffic Report

October 13, 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. 16 to 20: alternating nightly closure between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m., westbound and eastbound off ramps and eastbound on ramp Hwy 15 and Hwy 401
  • Oct. 16 to 20: alternating nightly closure between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m., westbound on ramp (coming from the south) at Hwy 401 and Division alternating with 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. 16 to 20: lane reductions along Hwy 15 near Hwy 401 between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m.

La Salle Causeway to close overnight Oct. 22 to Oct. 26

The La Salle Causeway will be closed to vehicles from 9:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. starting Sunday, Oct. 22 through Thursday, Oct. 26.  The bridge will remain open to pedestrians and cyclists. Questions? Email Public Works and Government Services at: tpsgc.biensimmobiliers-realproperty.pwgsc@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca

Construction Road Closures

  • Chatham Street's northbound lane will be closed 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 19 to allow for Utilities Kingston to work on a gas valve.
  • Division Street will be closed from William to Johnson until early November.
  • Division Street will be closed from Johnson to Brock until mid-November.
  • 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.
  • Access to Taylor-Kidd Boulevard from Pembridge Crescent will be closed for two days between Oct. 17 and 20, to accommodate watermain installation by Utilities Kingston. Detour to Milford Drive.
  • Union St. will be closed from University to Division 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.  from Friday, Oct. 13 to Sunday, Oct. 15 for the Alma Mater Society Reunion Festival.
  • Front Road will be closed from King St. West to Sandy Bay Lane starting at 7 p.m. on Friday October 20 to 5 a.m. on Monday October 23 to allow for OWS Railroad Construction and Maintenance to renew the rail crossing.

Contractors for Queen's University are constructing an addition to Botterell Hall along the George Street side. To facilitate construction George Street will be closed to thru traffic from Stuart to O'Kill from 5 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 16 to 5 p.m. on Friday Oct. 20. Please follow the posted detour routes to access Kingston General Hospital. George Street may reopen the morning of Friday, Oct. 20 (depending on the weather and the progress of work).

Construction Road Delays

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

  • Brock Street from MacDonnell to Napier -- westbound lane has been closed on Oct. 17 to facilitate work to repair a water main valve.
  • Princess Street from Portsmouth to Parkway -- from 9 to 12 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 18 eastbound lane will be closed to accommodate gas valve work by Utilities Kingston.
  • Chatham Street just north of Colborne will be closed from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 18 to accommodate gas valve work by Utilities Kingston.
  • Centennial Drive will be restricted to local traffic only between Venture to Resource until early October.
  • Resource Road will be restricted to local traffic only between Venture to Centennial until early October.
  • Bath Road from Frontenac Secondary School to Vista Drive 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. – minor delays and lane shifts in eastbound traffic until November to allow for Utilities Kingston work. At the end of the work day, both eastbound lanes will open to traffic.
  • John Counter Boulevard from Sir John A. Macdonald to Portsmouth until early November while crews complete the road widening.
  • Johnson Street at Division until mid-November while crews reconstruct the underground infrastructure.
  • Front Road from east entrance of INVISTA to Trailhead Place until end of year while crews reconstruct the bridge.
  • Westbound Princess Street from Sir John A. Macdonald to Concession – lane reductions to allow for Utilities Kingston watermain work until the end of construction season.
  • Centennial Drive from Resource to Crossfield – lane reductions due to Utilities Kingston sanitary-sewer work until the end of construction season.

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:

  • Sir John A. Macdonald Boulevard from Highway 401 to Union Street
  • Gardiners Road from Highway 401 to Bath Road

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 William 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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