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June 24, 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

Kingston Transit riders: find the up-to-date list of all detours/service alerts at

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

Princess/Montreal Street Reconstruction

Princess Street will reopen to traffic on July 1. Work will continue on side streets, sidewalks and surface features. See for details.

  • Starting Monday, July 4, Montreal Street will be closed from Princess to Queen until mid-August.
  • Montreal Street will be closed from Princess to Brock until the end of July.
  • Princess Street is closed from Sydenham to Montreal until late June and from Sydenham to Clergy until July 1.
  • The intersection of Sydenham and Princess is closed until late June.
  • The intersection of Clergy and Princess will be closed until Thursday, 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.

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

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

These streets will be closed for construction:

  • Yonge Street from Wolfe to Johnson will be closed until the end of June.
  • THIS CLOSURE HAS BEEN CANCELLED: Wellington Street will now NOT be closed from Princess to Brock from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, June 27 to accommodate construction at 165 Wellington St.
  • 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

Event Closures

  • These lanes will be closed on from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 25 for the Kingston Kids Triathlon:
    • Nelson Street east side (northbound)
    • York Street north side (westbound)
    • Alfred Street west side (southbound)
    • Concession Street south side (eastbound)

Canada Day Event Closures

  • Ontario Street from Brock to Market from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, July 1 for Canada Day celebrations and the Limestone Mile Road Races.
  • These streets will also be closed from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. on July 1 for the Limestone Mile Road Races:
    • Earl Street from King to Ontario.
    • Kingston Street from Brock to Earl.
    • Clarence Street from Ontario to Wellington.
  • Barbara Avenue from Division to Alfred from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on July 1 for the Barbara Avenue Neighbours Canada Day Street Party.

Construction Delays

Motorists should expect delays due to construction:

  • On John Counter Boulevard between Sir John A. Macdonald and Portsmouth until late August. During this time, trucks will be delivering large amounts of rock to the embankments for the future bridge over the tracks.
  • On Henderson Boulevard between Days and Roosevelt while crews construct a new sidewalk.
  • At Johnson and Yonge streets while crews reconstruct sewers.
  • On Queen Mary Road from Bath to Portsmouth while crews reconstruct bus stops.
  • On Dalton Avenue from Sir John A. Macdonald to St. Remy while crews construct the K&P Trail (until mid-July).

Utilities Kingston Delays

Expect intermittent delays on University Avenue between Princess and Brock next week as Utilities Kingston installs new overhead electric lines.

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
  • Yonge Street from Forsythe to Johnson
  • K&P Trail (on-road portion)

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