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Traffic Report

August 26, 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.

Reconstruction of Side Streets off Princess

  • Montreal Street will be closed from Princess to Queen until late September.
  • Sydenham Street will be closed from Princess to Queen until late September.
  • Clergy Street will be closed from Princess to Queen until mid-October.

Downtown businesses remain open and accessible during this project. For updates see www.CityofKingston.ca/Princess.

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

  • One lane of John Counter Boulevard will be closed between Portsmouth and Sir John A. Macdonald 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. from Monday, Aug. 29 to Friday, Sept. 2 while Utilities Kingston relocates a gas main.
  • William Street will be closed from University to Aberdeen from 7 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 29 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 30 to accommodate a crane hoisting steel.
  • Kingston Mills Road will be closed starting Tuesday, Sept. 6. The fixed bridge and swing bridge on Kingston Mills Road will be closed until mid-May 2017 to allow Parks Canada to replace the fixed bridge and rehabilitate the swing bridge. Want community updates on this project? Email RideauCanal.info@pc.gc.ca.

Event Street Closures and Changes

Limestone City Blues Festival – Aug. 25 to 28:

  • Ontario Street from Brock to Market on Thursday, Aug. 25 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Princess Street from Division to Barrie on Friday, Aug. 26 from 4:45 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.
  • Brock Street from Ontario to Wellington on Saturday, Aug. 27 from 4:30 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.
  • King Street from Brock to Princess on Saturday, Aug. 27 from 4:30 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.
  • Market Street from Ontario to King on Saturday, Aug. 27 from 6 a.m. to Sunday, Aug. 28 at 11:59 p.m.     
  • King Street from Clarence to Brock on Saturday, Aug. 27 from 11:30 a.m. to Sunday, Aug. 28 at 11:59 p.m.     
  • King Street from Brock to Princess on Sunday, Aug. 28 from 4:30 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.
  • Brock Street from Ontario to Wellington on Sunday, Aug. 28 from 4:30 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.

Queen's University move-in street  – Sept. 3 to 4:

  • Collingwood Street will be one-way southbound from King to Union on Sunday, Sept. 4. Overnight parking restrictions will begin 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3. Cars remaining on the street on Sept. 4 may be towed.
  • Albert Street will be one-way southbound  from Queen's Crescent to King from 7 a.m. on Sunday, Sept 4. Overnight parking restrictions begin 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3. Cars remaining on the street on Sept. 4 may be towed.
  • St. Lawrence Avenue from Stuart to King will be one-way southbound from 7 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 4.
  • Bader Lane will be closed for one-way traffic westbound at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3.
  • Queen's Crescent will be closed at Beverly and Collingwood (local traffic only)
  • Stuart Street will be one-way westbound from University to Lower Albert starting 7 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 4. Overnight parking restrictions will begin 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3. Cars remaining on the street on Sept. 4 may be towed.
  • Arch Street will be closed at Union as of 7 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 4.
  • George Street will be closed at Stuart as of 7 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 4.
  • O'Kill Street will be one-way eastbound from George to Barrie as of 7 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 4.
  • University Avenue will be one-way eastbound from Union to Stuart as of 7 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 4.

Construction Delays

Motorists should expect delays due to construction:

  • On Princess Street between Barrie and Bagot streets while crews complete surface work until the end of August. 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 Princess Street and Portsmouth Avenue until the end of August. Trucks are delivering large amounts of rock to the embankments for the future bridge over the tracks. See www.CityofKingston.ca/JCB for an update on this project.
  • On Wellington Street east from Bay to 200m east of Bay until late August while crews construct the K&P Trail.
  • On Brock Street from Alfred to Division from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27 while crews conduct electrical work on behalf of Kingston Hydro. All lanes will remain open.  
  • On the following streets over the next few months as Utilities Kingston crews reline aging water pipes (for more information on this project go to www.UtilitiesKingston.com/Projects/Detail/WatermainReliningProgram).
  • Old Hillview Road from Hillview Road south to the end
  • Roosevelt Drive from Vista to Knightbridge
  • Bernice Drive from Roosevelt to Carrie (south intersection)
  • Carrie Crescent from Bernice (north intersection) to Renda
  • Hathaway Terrace from Roosevelt south to the cul-de-sac
  • Sunny Acres Road from Front to Point
  • Point Crescent from Sunny Acres to Keyes

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
  • K&P Trail (on-road portion)

About the City of Kingston

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