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Traffic Report

September 16, 2016 -

The La Salle Causeway is down to one lane during off-peak hours through Friday, Sept. 23 to accommodate work by Public Services and Procurement Canada. The Causeway will be one lane: 9:30-11:45 a.m., 1:15-3:30 p.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m.

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.

Princess and Montreal Streets to Close

  • Princess Street will be closed for paving from Barrie to Bagot on Sept. 19 and 20.
  • Montreal Street will be closed for paving from Queen to Brock on Sept. 20.

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 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 www.CityofKingston.ca/Princess.

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

  • Wellington Street will be closed from Princess to Queen from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 19 to accommodate use of a crane.
  • Ontario Street's southbound lane is closed at Earl today as crews repair a sink hole. Traffic is being rerouted onto Earl and up to King.
  • 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 RideauCanal.info@pc.gc.ca.

Construction Delays

Motorists and cyclists should expect delays due to construction:

  • On Princess Street from Parkway to the CN tracks from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. starting Monday, Sept. 19 until mid-October to accommodate watermain relining and rehabilitation. Two eastbound lanes and one westbound lane will remain open. Lane restrictions will shift.
  • On Centennial Drive between Bath Road and Taylor Kidd Boulevard. Microsurfacing will be applied from Thursday, Sept. 22 to Wednesday, Sept. 28. Motorists and cyclists will experience delays of up to 10 minutes and should choose an alternate route.
  • 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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