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June 30, 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 reopens to traffic after the parade on July 1 (around noon)! Work continues on side streets and surface features.

  • 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.
  • Motorists can expect delays on Princess Street between Barrie and Bagot streets while crews complete surface work until the end of July. See for details.

Downtown businesses remain open and accessible during this project.

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 early July.
  • Wellington Street will 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

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 Highway 15 between Innovation and Gore starting July 4 until late August as Taggart Construction works to improve the Rose Abbey intersection to service the new Riverview subdivision.
  • 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.
  • 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)

Upcoming Event Closures: Buskers Rendezvous

The following streets will be closed to accommodate the Buskers Rendezvous:

  • Market Street from Ontario to King 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday, July 7 to Sunday, July 10.
  • Princess Street from Bagot to Wellington 12:45 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, July 7 to Saturday, July 9.
  • Ontario Street from Brock to Clarence and from Clarence to Johnson 12:45 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, July 9.

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