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Traffic Report

November 17, 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.

Ministry of Transportation

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:

  • Nov. 20 to Nov. 24: alternating nightly closure between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m., westbound and eastbound off and off ramps at Hwy 15 and Hwy 401
  • Nov. 20 to Nov. 24: 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.
  • Nov. 20 to Nov. 24: lane reductions along Hwy 15 near Hwy 401 between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m.

Construction road closures

  • Sir John A. Macdonald will be closed southbound from Union to King from 8 a.m. Monday until 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 22 to accommodate Utilities Kingston gas main work.*
  • Centennial Drive from Cataraqui Woods to Fortune from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 23 to accommodate Utilities Kingston storm sewer repairs and road reinstatement.* 
  • Division Street will be closed from Johnson to Brock until late November.
  • Access to Taylor-Kidd Boulevard from Milford Drive will be closed between Nov. 20-23 to accommodate new watermain construction by Utilities Kingston. Detour to Pembridge Crescent.
  • Sir John A. Macdonald Boulevard southbound will be closed at King Nov. 20-22 as Utilities Kingston crews make gas main repairs.

Other road closures

  • Market Street will be closed from Ontario to King on Saturday, Nov. 18 from 5 to 9 p.m. for Santa's Sleigh at the Tree Lighting Ceremony.
  • Alfred Street will be closed from Union to Earl on Saturday, Nov. 18 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. to allow for a crane lift by CW Smith Crane Service. Note: A rain date is Sunday, Nov. 19
  • Stuart Street will be closed from Barrie to O'kill on Saturday, Nov. 18 from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. to allow E.S. Fox Ltd. to hoist mechanical equipment onto Botterell Hall.
  • Frontenac Street will be closed from Princess to Jenkins beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 20 to Friday, Nov. 24 at 5 p.m. to remove utilities service at 495, 497, 501 and 513 prior to future demolition.

Construction road delays

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

  • Johnson Street at Division until late November while crews reconstruct the underground infrastructure.
  • John Counter Blvd from Sir John A. Macdonald to Portsmouth until the end of year 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.
  • Princess Street (westbound) 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.
  • Weller Avenue from Trillium Court to Division Place until late November while crews install a new sidewalk
  • Expect eastbound lane closures and traffic delays on Taylor Kidd Boulevard between Bayridge and Old Colony until the end of construction season to allow for new watermain construction by Utilities Kingston.
  • Bath Road eastbound between Collins Bay Road and Coverdale Drive beginning Nov. 16 until mid-December while crews complete shoreline restoration work.
  • Brock Street at Division until late November while crews reconstruct the underground infrastructure.

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:

  • Gardiners Road from Highway 401 to Bath Road

Sidewalk disruptions

  • Both sides of Division Street between William to Brock – pedestrians are required to walk on a granular path.
  • Weller Avenue from Trillium Court to Division Place

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.

* Bold indicates that this information has been added after the news release went out.

About the City of Kingston

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Media contact: For more information call the communications department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.