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Traffic Report

June 10, 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.

Concession Street will be down to one lane eastbound between Alfred and Division from 9 a.m. to noon on June 14 to accommodate a road-cut repair.

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

  • Yonge Street from Wolfe to Johnson will be closed until the end of June.
  • The fixed bridge and swing bridge on Kingston Mills Road will be closed from early August  until mid-May 2017 to allow Parks Canada to replace the fixed bridge and rehabilitate the swing bridge. If you would like to receive community updates on this project, please email RideauCanal.info@pc.gc.ca.

Event Closures

These streets will be closed:

  • King Street from The Tragically Hip Way to Place D'Armes 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 12 for the Kingston Bicycle Festival
  • Market Street from Ontario to King 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. for free Rockin' in the Square concert featuring Wintersleep and Kasador
  • Barrie Street from Bagot to Clergy 10 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. on Saturday, June 18 for the Kingston Pride Festival

Construction Delays

Motorists should expect delays on:

  • John Counter Boulevard between Sir John A. Macdonald and Portsmouth starting Monday, June 13 until late August. During this time, trucks will be delivering large amounts of rock to the embankments for the future bridge over the tracks. Johnson Street and Yonge Street beginning June 13 until mid-July while crews reconstruct sewers.
  • Princess Street from John Counter Boulevard to Parkway (CN tracks) 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. until mid 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 Front Road Bridge construction? See www.CityofKingston.ca/Construction.
  • Henderson Boulevard between Days and Roosevelt while crews construct a new sidewalk.
  • Lancaster Drive and Bridle Path Crescent until mid-June while crews construct new sidewalks.
  • Sydenham Road between Crossfield and Eunice until 3 p.m. today to accommodate road condition investigation.

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

About the City of Kingston

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