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Traffic Report

September 2, 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

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

Related Sidewalk Service Disruptions

Sidewalks have been removed on Sydenham, Montreal and Clergy streets between Princess and Queen. Temporary rubber-matting walkways have been installed.

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 periodically between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. between Portsmouth and Sir John A. Macdonald from Tuesday, Sept. 6 to Friday, Sept. 9 while Utilities Kingston relocates a gas main.
  • 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.

Pedestrian Crossovers To Be Activated

Pedestrian crossovers will be activated on Wednesday, Sept. 7 on:

  • Rideau Street in front of Rideaucrest Home (near Raglan Road)
  • King St. West in front of Kingston General Hospital (between Barrie and George streets)

Motorists and cyclists are being reminded that they must stop for pedestrians at the new pedestrian crossovers and remain stopped until the pedestrians have crossed the entire width of the road.

Event Street Closures And Changes

  • Queen's University move-in street changes – 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.
  • University Avenue will be closed from Union to Stuart from 4 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 9 for the Queen's University sidewalk sale.
  • Cummins Road will be closed from Wilton Road to the end of Cummins Road from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10 for a Queen's University event.
  • Court Street will be closed from Barrie to West from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10 for a charitable car wash.
  • Davidson Street will be closed from Ellerbeck to Pembroke from 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10 for the Livingston/Davidson Neighbourhood picnic.
  • Ontario Street will be closed from Brock to Market from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11 for the Kingston Multicultural Arts Festival.

Construction Delays

Motorists should expect delays due to construction:

  • On Centennial Drive between Bath Road and Taylor Kidd Boulevard starting Wednesday, Sept. 7. Crews will be completing asphalt repairs to prepare the roadway for micro surfacing scheduled to begin on Sept. 12. Once the micro surfacing application has begun, motorists will experience delays of up to 10 minutes for approximately five days. Motorists and cyclists should choose an alternate route.
  • On Sydenham Road from Unity to the city's northern limit beginning Wednesday, Sept. 7 while crews seal the road's surface.
  • 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

About the City of Kingston

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