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January 5, 2018 -

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Ministry of transportation

For updates on Highway 401 construction visit the Ministry of Transportation's website at or call 5-1-1.

Expect delays up to 20 minutes and nightly lane closures (7 p.m. to 6 a.m.) due to construction Jan. 5 to 12:

  • Highway 401 Eastbound from west of Montreal Street to east of Highway 15.
  • Highway 401 Westbound from east of Highway 15 to west of Highway 15. 

Motorists may encounter nightly eastbound off-ramp and westbound on-ramp closures at Highway 15.

Construction road closures

  • Princess Street will be closed between Clergy and Barrie streets from Tuesday, Jan. 9 until mid-May as the street is reconstructed from building-front-to-building-front. Intersections remain open. Construction will then move up Princess Street toward Division. Princess Street will reopen to through traffic on July 1. Businesses remain open!
  • Nelson Street will be closed from Princess to 30 metres south from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 8 and Tuesday, Jan. 9 to accommodate a concrete pump truck. Please note that Nelson Street will re-open to traffic in the evening.

Construction road delays

  • Front Road (east and westbound) between Days Road and Sand Bay Lane (Front Road Bridge) – expect lane reductions starting Monday, Jan. 8 until the end of February to allow Utilities Kingston site-servicing work.
  • Division Street at Princess -- the northbound left turn lane is closed until approximately 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 12 to allow Utilities Kingston crews to repair the traffic light systems. *

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 to receive Friday Traffic Reports mentioning more major repairs.

*Bold text indicates this message was added after this release went to the media.

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