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Traffic Report

June 3, 2016

Please see below for a list of road construction projects and events expected to have an impact on traffic flow next week.

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/residents/transit/service-alerts.

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.

Princess Street Reconstruction

  • Princess Street is closed from Sydenham to Montreal until mid June and from Sydenham to Clergy until July 1.
  • The intersection of Sydenham and Princess is closed until mid June.
  • The intersection of Clergy and Princess will be closed until June 30.
  • Motorists should expect delays at the intersection of Bagot and Princess while crews complete work.

Businesses on downtown Princess Street remain open and accessible during this project. See www.CityofKingston.ca/Princess for details and regular updates.

Kingston Transit riders: please note that a temporary stop for routes 2, 4 and 18 has been set up on the south side of Queen Street at Montreal. See detour details at www.CityofKingston.ca/residents/transit/service-alerts.

Wellington and Princess Construction

The southbound lane of Wellington Street is closed until the end of September to accommodate construction of the new Scotiabank building at Wellington and Princess. Motorists can access the Angrove Parking Lot off Wellington.

Businesses on Wellington Street remain open during construction.

Other Construction Road Closures

  • Princess Street will be closed from Taylor-Kidd/John Counter to Portsmouth on Sunday, June 5 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. to accommodate watermain reconstruction.
  • Yonge Street from Wolfe to Johnson will be closed until the end of June.
  • King Street East will be closed from Place d'Armes to Barrack on Tuesday, June 7 to accommodate a crane that will be hoisting telecommunications equipment onto the Rogers K-Rock Centre.

Event Closures

These streets will be closed:

  • King Street from The Tragically Hip Way to Place D'Armes from 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 2 to 11:59 p.m. on Friday, June 3 for the Monster Trucks Show.
  • King Street from The Tragically Hip Way to Place D'Armes on Saturday, June 4 from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. for the Whiskey Festival.

Beat Beethoven Closures

These streets will be closed on Sunday, June 5 for the Annual Beat Beethoven Run/Walk event.

From 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.:

  • Ontario Street between Brock and King/West streets.
  • Market Street between King and Ontario streets.
  • Clarence Street between King and Ontario streets.
  • Johnson Street between King and Ontario streets.
  • William Street between King and Ontario streets.

From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.:

Earl Street between King and Ontario streets.

Construction Delays

Motorists should expect delays on:

  • Sydenham Road between Crossfield and Eunice between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. June 8 to 10 to accommodate road condition investigation.
  • Lancaster Drive and Bridle Path Crescent until mid June while crews construct new sidewalks.
  • Princess Street from John Counter Boulevard to Parkway (CN tracks) 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. until early June to accommodate watermain reconstruction. Two eastbound lanes and one westbound lane will remain open.
  • Front Road from Country Club to Sunny Acres until the end of the year. Interested in updates on Front Road Bridge construction? See www.CityofKingston.ca/Construction.

Road Reconstruction Projects 

Work to reconstruct the following roadways is underway:

  • Princess Street between Bagot and Clergy
  • Montreal Street between Queen and Brock
  • Sydenham Street between Queen and Princess
  • Clergy Street between Queen and Princess
  • Front Road Bridge
  • Yonge Street from Forsythe to Johnson

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