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Traffic Report

November 18, 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.

Santa Parade

  • Princess Street will be closed at Sir John A. MacDonald Blvd. eastwardly to Ontario on Saturday, Nov.19 beginning at 4:30 p.m. until approximately 7:30 p.m. Anyone trying to cross Princess Street during this time must use Sir John A. Macdonald Blvd. Vehicles parked on Princess must be cleared by 3 p.m. or be ticketed and towed to the Anglin Parking Lot.
  • Market Street will be closed from Ontario to King on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 5 to 9 p.m. for the tree lighting ceremony.

Hanson Garage

The Hanson Garage is now open. Ongoing work will reduce some parking availability.

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

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.
  • William Street will be closed from University to Aberdeen on Tuesday, Nov. 22 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. to pour of cement in to a basement.

Other Event Road Closures

  • 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.
  • King Street will be closed from the Tragically Hip Way to Place D'Armes on Saturday, Nov. 26 for the FMX World Tour.

Construction Delays

Motorists and cyclists should expect delays on these roadways:

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

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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