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Traffic Report

August 14, 2015 -

UPDATE: the La Salle Causeway will be closed to all motorists, cyclists and pedestrians from 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 25 to 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 26. Please see Kingston Transit's service alert page for detours around the closure on those days. More closure details are contained in the updated notice below. 

Please see below for a list of road construction projects and events expected to have an impact on traffic flow next week, including a notice from Utilities Kingston about electrical work affecting downtown parking and sidewalks and a notice from Public Works and Government Services Canada about work being planned for the La Salle Causeway on Tuesday, Aug. 25 and Wednesday, Aug. 26.

See the entire 2015-18 infrastructure program at www.CityofKingston.ca/construction.

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.

Traffic delays (construction)

 

  • Expect delays and lane closures at Princess Street and Portsmouth Avenue over the next two weeks to accommodate the rebuilding of traffic signals.
  • Expect delays and lane closures on King Street at Portsmouth Avenue for the next two weeks and further delays until early October while crews install underground services for the new Providence Care Hospital.
  • Expect delays on Union Street at University Avenue until mid-September while crews prepare the intersection for the pedestrian priority/scramble crossing.
  • Expect significant delays on Front Road between Trailhead Place and INVISTA until the end of the year as crews replace the bridge. Choose an alternate route if possible.

Road closures (general)
McEwen Drive from south of Bath Road to Castell Road will be closed until mid-September while crews replace the underground infrastructure. Businesses on Bath Road remain accessible from Bath Road. Local traffic can access this section of McEwen Drive from Castell Road.

Road closures (events)
Market Street will be closed on August 9, 11-12 from 5 to 9 p.m. each day for the Autoshow performance in Springer Market Square as part of the Kick and Push Festival.

Road closures (reconstruction)
Below are the reconstruction projects currently underway followed by the section that is currently closed:

  • Yonge Street (between Kennedy and Johnson) and Forsythe Avenue
    • Yonge Street from Hatter (north leg) to Hatter (south leg) will be closed until late September.
  • Ellerbeck Street between Union and King
    • Ellerbeck Street from King to Davidson will be closed until late August
    • Ellerbeck Street will be closed from Union to Davidson until early October
  • Stuart Street between Lower University and Arch
    • Stuart Street will be closed from Lower University to George will be closed until late August.

 

Utilities Kingston
Electrical work to affect downtown parking and sidewalks

Business owners, shoppers and residents in the areas listed below can expect parking restrictions and sidewalk closures while crews work to install new electrical infrastructure. Work will be staggered over the coming months so not all these areas will be affected at the same time.

We apologize for any inconvenience. This work helps to ensure a reliable source of electricity to you, our customers. For more information, call the Customer Service Centre at 613-546-0000.

 

Public works and government services Canada (PWGSC)

FROM 12:01 A.M. ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2015, TO 11:59 P.M. ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2015, IN KINGSTON, ONTARIO

Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) wishes to advise motorists, boaters, pedestrians and cyclists that the LaSalle Causeway will be closed from 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, August 25, 2015, to 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, August 26, 2015.

This closure is necessary to complete a structural repair that will ensure the continued safe operation of the bridge.

A complimentary taxi shuttle service will be made available to drive pedestrians to either side of the bridge via Highway 401 during the closure. Boats less than four metres in height above the waterline can pass through the causeway via the east bridge.

The closure has been scheduled in consultation with the City of Kingston and the Province of Ontario to ensure the least possible inconvenience. The schedule will change only if warranted by circumstances such as inclement weather.

Safety is a top priority for PWGSC, and we are committed to ensuring the continued integrity of the bridges we manage. We apologize for any inconvenience these road and marine traffic restrictions may cause and thank users for their patience.

 

Information:

Wayne Kole
Asset Manager, Engineering Assets, Ontario Region
416-512-5962

Media Relations Unit, Ontario Region
Public Works and Government Services Canada
416-512-5550

Follow us on Twitter at: twitter.com/PWGSC_TPSGC

FERMETURE DU PONT-JETÉE LASALLE PENDANT 48 HEURES DU MARDI 25 AOÛT 2015, À 00 H 01, JUSQU'AU MERCREDI 26 AOÛT 2015, À 23 H 59, À KINGSTON (ONTARIO)

Travaux publics et Services gouvernementaux Canada (TPSGC) souhaite informer les automobilistes, les plaisanciers, les piétons et les cyclistes que le pont jetée LaSalle sera fermé du mardi 25 août 2015, à 00 h 01, jusqu'au mercredi 26 août 2015, à 23 h 59.

La fermeture est nécessaire pour permettre des réparations structurales qui assureront l'exploitation sécuritaire continue du pont.

Durant la fermeture, un service de taxis sera offert gratuitement aux piétons souhaitant se rendre de l'un ou l'autre côté du pont jetée, par le biais de l'autoroute 401. Les embarcations de moins de quatre mètres de hauteur au-dessus de la ligne de flottaison peuvent traverser le pont-jetée en passant sous le pont est.

La fermeture a été planifiée en consultation avec la Ville de Kingston et la province de l'Ontario afin d'occasionner le moins d'inconvénients possible. Les dates de la fermeture ne seront modifiées que s'il est nécessaire, notamment en cas d'intempéries.

La sécurité est une priorité pour TPSGC, et nous nous engageons à assurer l'intégrité continue des ponts sous notre responsabilité. Nous nous excusons de tout inconvénient que ces restrictions à la circulation routière et maritime peuvent occasionner et nous remercions les utilisateurs de leur patience.

RENSEIGNEMENTS: 

Wayne Kole
Gestionnaire des biens, Ouvrages techniques, Région de l'Ontario
416-512-5962

Relations avec les médias, Région de l'Ontario Travaux publics et Services gouvernementaux Canada
416-512-5550

Suivez-nous sur Twitter à : twitter.com/TPSGC_PWGSC

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Media contacts

For more information on the La Salle Causeway please contact the Media Relations Unit, Public Works and Government Services Canada, 819-956-2315

For more information on all other traffic delays and road closures please contact the communications department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.