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September 9, 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.

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-matted walkways have been installed.

Downtown businesses remain open and accessible during this project. For updates see

Wellington and Princess Construction

The southbound lane and sidewalk of Wellington Street are closed from Princess to Queen 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. until  Friday, Sept. 9 while Utilities Kingston relocates a gas main.
  • The fixed bridge and swing bridge on Kingston Mills Road is 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

Sidewalk Service Disruption

  • The sidewalk will be closed on the south side of King St. East between Brock and Princess streets from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9 to Sunday, Sept. 11 as crews relocate gas service.

Event Street Closures and Changes

  • University Avenue will be closed from Union to Stuart from until 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 (rain date is Sunday, Sept. 11) 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 and cyclists should expect delays due to construction:

  • On Centennial Drive between Bath Road and Taylor Kidd Boulevard this week. Crews are completing asphalt repairs to prepare the roadway to have microsurfacing applied from Tuesday, Sept. 13 to 19. Once the microsurfacing application has begun, motorists will experience delays of up to 10 minutes. Motorists and cyclists should choose an alternate route.
  • On Sydenham Road from Unity to the city's northern limit until mid-September 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
  • 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

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