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July 6, 2018 -

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La Salle Causeway – *UPDATE: Nightly lane closures July10 to 13

UPDATE: The La Salle Causeway will have nightly lane closures from 9:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. from July 10 to July 12/morning of July 13). One lane of traffic will alternate as directed by a flagperson. The sidewalk remains open, but minor delays are possible.

The La Salle Causeway will be open overnight tonight (June 29-30) but will close nightly from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. on July 6 to 8 to allow Public Services and Procurement Canada to make repairs to the bridge. Note that the closure could be extended until July 9. depending on progress of the work. Depending on results of testing, closure may be cancelled on short notice. Pedestrians and cyclists will have access to the sidewalk, however, a waiting period of up to 30 minutes could be put in place. Questions regarding this bridge closure? Contact

Parks Canada closure – Washburn Road

UPDATE: Washburn Road is now open at Lower Brewers Mills swing bridge.* For more information about the Rideau Canal, visit

Ministry of Transportation

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  • Expect periodic delays and lane closures along Highway 33 from Collins Bay Road to Coronation Boulevard between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. until Nov. 2018 to accommodate construction. Please watch for and follow on-site personnel as they direct traffic.
  • Highway 15 at Highway 401 –  7 p.m. to 5 a.m. July 9-13 expect alternating nightly closures of eastbound off-ramp and the westbound on-ramp, east bound on-ramp and the westbound-off ramp
  • Sydenham Road at Highway 401 – 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. July 9-13 the eastbound off-ramp will be closed.

Construction road closures

  • Division Street will be closed in both directions from Brock to Johnson until 2 p.m. on July 10 while Utilities Kingston makes emergency gas repairs.*
  • Mack Street will be closed from 7 a.m. to  4 p.m. on Monday, July 9 to allow for gas service work by Utilities Kingston.*
  • Alfred Street will be closed from Adelaide to Stanley on Tuesday, July 10 to allow Utilities Kingston to repair the water system.*
  • Division Street will be closed from Brock to Queen until early September. The intersection of Princess and Division will remain open.
  • Nelson Street will be closed from Princess to the end of the work site 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 6 to accommodate a concrete pump truck.
  • Utilities Kingston's annual gas main replacement project on King Street has an expected duration of five weeks and will significantly impact traffic in the area of King St. West in Portsmouth Village. Motorists and pedestrians should expect the following:
    • Eastbound lane reductions on King St. West, between McDonald and Mowat.
    • Westbound lane closure on King St. West, between Church and Mowat. Detour in place on Union Street West.
    • No left turn from King at Mowat onto Union.
    • The north sidewalk on King Street will be closed between Church and Mowat. The south sidewalk will be closed from McDonald to Mowat.
  • Sir John A Macdonald Blvd. south bound lane, between Union Street and King Street W., will be closed from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 8 for gas valve replacement by Utilities Kingston.
    • No right turn onto King from Sir John A. Macdonald during this time.

Event road closures

  • Sydenham Street will be closed from Princess to halfway to Queen from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Saturday until Sept. 1 for Sounds of Sydenham and other DowntownKingston! programming.

Buskers Rendezvous closures  – July 5 to 8

  • Ontario Street is closed from Brock to Clarence and from Clarence to Johnson –Thursday July 5 to Friday, July 6 from 5:30–11 p.m.; on Saturday, July 7 from 2:30–11 p.m.; and on Sunday, July 8 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Princess Street is closed from Bagot to Wellington Thursday, July 5 to Saturday, July 7 from 12:45 – 3:30 p.m. each day.
  • Princess Street is closed from Division to Barrie – Saturday, July 7 from 8 –11:30 p.m.
  • Market Street is closed from Ontario to King Thursday, July 5 to Sunday, July 8 from 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. each day.
  • Sydenham Street is closed from Princess halfway to Queen Thursday, July 5 to Saturday, July 7 from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. each day.

Construction road delays

Expect delays on:

  • Sydenham Road from Arnold to the new Cataraqui Woods Drive extension until late July while crews install storm sewers.
  • John Counter Boulevard from Sir John A. Macdonald to Portsmouth until early August while crews finalize the road works.
  • Eastbound on Front Road Bridge as a lane will be closed from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to allow for further testing of the asphalt.
  • Gardiners Road between Princess St and Taylor Kidd Blvd southbound lanes on July 11-12 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for the building construction at 845 Gardiners Road.

Sidewalk and pathway disruptions

Pedestrians may be required to detour through construction or work zones in these areas:

  • Princess Street from Barrie to Division.
  • Division Street from Brock to Queen.
  • The north sidewalk on King Street will be closed between Church and Mowat. The south sidewalk will be closed from McDonald to Mowat.
  • Sydenham Road from Arnold to the new Cataraqui Woods Drive extension.
  • King Street sidewalks will be closed from The Tragically Hip Way to Place d'Armes from 12:01 a.m. on Monday, July 2 to 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, July 8 for Cirque du Soleil.

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

  • Following @CityofKingston on Twitter for daily updates.
  • Sign up for Breaking News at to receive Friday Traffic Reports mentioning more major repairs.

* This information was added after this news release was distributed.

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