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Traffic Report

July 8, 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/busdetours.

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.

Montreal Street Reconstruction

  • 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.

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 mid July.
  • Wellington Street from Princess to Brock from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, July 11 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 RideauCanal.info@pc.gc.ca.

Event Road 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.
  • Princess Street from Division to Barrie 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, July 9.
  • Ontario Street from Brock to Clarence and from Clarence to Johnson:
    • 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday, July 7 and Friday, July 8
    • 12:45 to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 9
    • 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, July 10

Construction Delays

Motorists should expect delays due to construction:

  • Motorists can expect delays on Princess Street between Barrie and Bagot streets while crews complete surface work until the end of July. See www.CityofKingston.ca/Princess for details.
  • On Highway 15 between Innovation and Gore 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. Trucks are 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

  • Starting July 11, expect minor delays and local lane reductions along King Street and Front Road from the INVISTA Plant to Sir John A. Macdonald and on Union and Kennedy streets from King to Gardiner while crews complete investigations and studies for a project to redirect wastewater. See details here: http://www.utilitieskingston.com/Projects/Detail/PortsmouthPumpingStation

Road Reconstruction Projects 

Work to reconstruct the following roadways is underway:

  • 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

The following streets will be closed to accommodate events:

  • Ontario Street from Brock to Clarence and Market Street from Ontario to King 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, July 16 for the Kingston Police Show & Shine Charity Event.
  • Ontario Street from Market to Brock 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 17 for the Epilepsy South Eastern Ontario Pull Together for Epilepsy fundraiser.

About the City of Kingston

The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 125,000 residents living in this visually stunning, historic city, often ranked one of the best places to live in Canada. Kingston is focusing on being smart and livable as it pursues its vision to become Canada's most sustainable city. We focus on environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality –ensuring that today's decisions don't compromise our future.  Please visit www.CityofKingston.ca and join the conversation on social media.

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