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May 19, 2017 -

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. However, MTO has advised of the following 401 closures in the vicinity of Highway 15 next week:

  1. May 23 to May 26: day closure between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m., eastbound/westbound right shoulder (alternating daily closure)
  2. May 23 to May 26: night closure between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m., eastbound/westbound right lane, right shoulder, N/S-W on ramp from Highway 15 and W-N/S off ramp to Highway 15 (alternating daily closure)
  3. May 23 to May 26: night closure between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m., eastbound left lane and left shoulder (alternating daily closure)
  4. May 24 to Dec. 15: day and night closure, eastbound right lane and right shoulder deviation
  5. May 24 to Dec. 15: day and night closure, westbound right shoulder deviation

Construction Closures

  • The fixed bridge and swing bridge on Kingston Mills Road is closed until late June 2017 to allow Parks Canada to replace the fixed bridge, rehabilitate the swing bridge and repair damage caused by high water flows. For more information visit: http://www.pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/on/rideau/visit/infrastructure/kingston. Want community updates on this project? Email RideauCanal.info@pc.gc.ca.
  • Division Street will be closed from Union to Clergy beginning Monday, May 15 until late June for reconstruction.
  • Abbey Dawn Road, near Highway 2, will be closed until further notice due to flooding.
  • Rehabilitation work at the Hanson Garage continues to the end of May. Parking may be found at the nearby Robert Bruce Garage on Bagot at Brock, the Chown Parking Garage further west on Brock Street as well as on surface lots north of Princess Street.

Other Road Closures

  • Expect lane closures and lane reductions on Division Street (from Concession to Princess) and Chatham Street into June. Utilities Kingston crews will conduct pole line work on behalf of Kingston Hydro.
  • MacCauley Street will be closed from Daly to the end of road until 5 p.m. on Friday, May 26 for a water service connection.
  • King Street will be closed from The Tragically Hip Way to Place d'Armes starting at 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 20 until Sunday, May 21 at 11:59 p.m. for the River Dance Show.

Construction Delays

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

  • Expect lane reductions at Fortune Crescent and Venture Drive between May 23 and 27. Crews for Utilities Kingston will prepare the area for water main replacement.
  • King St. West just east of Country Club Drive from May 24 to 27 as crews work on water infrastructure.
  • John Counter Boulevard until late September while crews complete the road widening.
  • Front Road until late August while crews complete the replacement of the bridge.
  • Division Street from Union to Earl until late May while crews prepare this area for construction.
  • Princess Street from Midland to Bayridge until late May while crews complete crack sealing.
  • Princess Street from Portsmouth to Taylor Kidd. until late May while crews complete crack sealing.
  • Taylor Kidd Blvd from Bayridge to Collins Bay Road until late May while crews complete crack sealing.
  • Division Street from John Counter to Fraser until late May while crews complete crack sealing.
  • John Counter Blvd. from Division to Montreal until late May while crews complete crack sealing.
  • Battersea from McAdoo's Lane to Unity until late May while crews complete crack sealing.
  • Bayridge Drive from Taylor Kidd to Lincoln until late May while crews construct new sidewalk.
  • King St. West at the intersection of Portsmouth Avenue from June 3 to 11 as crews work on water infrastructure.
  • Division Street at the 401 bridge on Friday, May 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. while MTO inspects the bridge.

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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