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Traffic Report

September 30, 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.

Princess Street Intersections to Close Oct. 3 and 4:

The following intersections will be closed to motorists on Oct. 3 and 4 as crews install or repair StreetPrint crosswalks (like the ones at King and Princess). These intersections will be re-opened as the work is completed. Priority will be given to opening Princess Street first.

  • Princess and Clergy (installation)
  • Princess and Montreal (installation)
  • Princess and Wellington (warranty repairs)
  • Princess and King (warranty repairs)
  • Princess and Ontario (warranty repairs)
  • Related Sidewalk Service Disruptions: Sidewalks will closed at these intersections during the street printing.

Use Bagot or Barrie streets to get across Princess and use Queen, Brock or Johnson streets to get to or from downtown during this work. Pedestrian access to businesses will be maintained.

Reconstruction of Side Streets Off Princess

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

  • 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.
  • Howard Crescent will be closed between Florence to Portsmouth Oct. 3 to 7 to repair a gas valve. Traffic will be rerouted via Valleyfield Avenue.

Event Road Closures

  • Princess Street Promenade: Princess Street from Barrie to Ontario from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1. Ride Kingston Transit for FREE all day.

Construction Delays

Motorists and cyclists should expect delays on these roadways due to construction:

  • Sydenham Street from Brock to Johnson until early November while crews reconstruct a retaining wall and sidewalk.
  • Princess Street from Parkway to the CN tracks until mid-October to accommodate watermain relining and rehabilitation. Two eastbound lanes and one westbound lane will remain open. Lane restrictions will shift.
  • Macdonnell Street between Princess and Third, including the intersection at Concession this Saturday, Oct 1 from 7:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. while Utilities Kingston crews complete line work for Kingston Hydro. Intermittent delays will continue on Macdonnell Street from Oct. 3 to Oct. 7.
    • 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:

  • Princess Street between Bagot and Clergy
  • 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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