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Traffic Report

November 10, 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.

Hanson Garage

Work on the Hanson Parking Garage is nearing completion and the garage is scheduled to reopen the week of November 14. The opening date will be posted on www.CityofKingston.com/parking and on the City's Facebook and Twitter pages.

Pedestrian Crossovers

There are two Pedestrian Crossovers in Kingston: King Street in front of Kingston General Hospital and on Rideau Street at Rideaucrest Home. Motorist must stop for pedestrians crossing at these locations. Learn more at: www.CityofKingston.ca/Crossovers

Reconstruction of Side Streets off Princess

  • Clergy Street from Princess to Queen will be closed until late November while crews complete reconstruction works.
  • Sydenham Street will be closed from Princess to Queen until late November.
  • 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.

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.
  • Bagot Street from Princess to Queen will be closed until late November while crews do some remedial works on sidewalks.

Remembrance Day Road Closures

These closures accommodate the Civic Ceremony of Remembrance on Friday, Nov.11 at the Cross of Sacrifice at the foot of George Street:

  • King Street from Barrie to Lower University Ave – 8:15 a.m. to 12 p.m. – for wreath-laying and Remembrance Day ceremonies.
  • Bagot Street from West to Barrie – 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. – for parade and bus parking.
  • Ontario Street from West to Gore – 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. – for HMCS Cataraqui parade and ceremony.

Other Event Road Closures

  • King Street will be closed from William to Earl from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10 and Friday, Nov. 11. to accommodate filming of the Alias Grace mini-series. The roadway will be dressed with dirt for filming by Ag Productions ULC. NOTE: King Street will be OPEN during rush hours and ahead of and during the Remembrance Day Civic Ceremony.
  • King Street will closed from The Tragically Hip Way to Place D'Armes on Sunday, Nov. 13 from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. for Ice Age.
  • Market Street will be closed from Ontario to King on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. for the tree lighting ceremony.
  • King Street will be closed from the Tragically Hip Way to Place D'Armes beginning Saturday, Nov. 19 to Tuesday, Nov. 22 for the Royal Society, WWE and Healthy City.

Construction Delays

Motorists and cyclists should expect delays on these roadways:

  • John Counter Blvd. will be down to one-lane at Old Mill Road on Tuesday, Nov 15 and Wednesday, Nov. 16 (weather permitting) from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day while crews grind and replace asphalt.
  • On the following streets over the next few weeks as Utilities Kingston crews reline aging water pipes (for more information on this project go to www.UtilitiesKingston.com/Projects/Detail/WatermainReliningProgram).
  • 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:

  • Sydenham Street between Queen and Princess
  • Sydenham Street between Brock and Johnson
  • Clergy Street between Queen and Princess

About the City of Kingston

The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 125,000 residents living in this visually stunning, historic city, often ranked one of the best places to live in Canada. Kingston is focusing on being smart and livable as it pursues its vision to become Canada's most sustainable city. We focus on environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality –ensuring that today's decisions don't compromise our future. 

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