News & Public Notices
May 1, 2015 -
Please see below for a list of road construction projects and events expected to have an impact on traffic flow next week including a notice from Public Works and Government Services Canada regarding work on the La Salle Causeway.
See the entire 2015-18 infrastructure program at www.CityofKingston.ca/construction.
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.
Traffic delays (construction)
- Expect delays and lane restrictions on Sir John A. Macdonald Blvd. (southbound lanes) just north of the intersection of Princess Street, beginning Monday, May 11 for up to two week while Utilities Kingston works on the Avenue Road water main replacement project. Crews will be working with excavation equipment in the roadway.
- Expect delays on John Counter Blvd. in the vicinity of the CN rail line on Monday, May 4 between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. for gas line construction work being done by Utilities Kingston. Dump trucks will be stopping in the eastbound lane during this period for approximately five minutes each time.
- Expect delays on Creekford Road at the new intersection of Bayridge Drive beginning until late November while crews construct the extension of Bayridge Drive.
- Expect delays on Front Road between Trail Head Place and INVISTA beginning until late October while crews complete work on the bridge.
Road closures (construction)
- O'kill Street will be closed from George to Barrie beginning Monday, May 4 until mid-May while crews for major reconstruction.
- Yonge Street will be closed from Kennedy to Union beginning Thursday, May 7 until late May for major reconstruction.
Road closures (events)
- Market Street and Ontario Street (Clarence to Brock) will be closed on Sunday, May 3 from 8:40 to 9:30 a.m. for the RMC Copper Sunday Parade
- Ontario Street will be closed between Johnson and Lower Union on Sunday, May 3 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for the DND Annual Battle of Atlantic Parade and Memorial Service
- Ontario Street will be closed between Brock and Clarence on Saturday, May 9 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the Breast Cancer Action Foundation fundraising event in Confederation Park
- The Tragically Hip Way will be closed between King and Ontario on Saturday, May 9 from 6 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for the Queen's University Community Outreach Centre's Science Rendezvous Kingston 2015
Public Works and Government Services Canada
La Salle Causeway Traffic Restrictions
Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) wishes to advise motorists of upcoming daytime and overnight lane restrictions on the La Salle Causeway. The restrictions will begin on May 2 and continue until May 17, 2015.
Motorists can expect the following lane restrictions (no restrictions will occur during peak driving hours):
- Weekdays between: 9:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.; 1:15 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.; 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
- Weekends between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.
- Overnight from May 10 to 14, between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m.
Marine traffic will not be affected.
The schedule may change due to inclement weather. These closures are necessary to complete routine annual maintenance and testing.
Safety is a top priority for PWGSC, and we are committed to ensuring the continued integrity of the bridges we manage. We apologize for any inconvenience these traffic restrictions may cause and thank users for their patience.
Information: Wayne Kole; Asset Manager, Engineering Assets, Ontario Region, 416-512-5962
Media Relations Unit, Ontario Region, Publics Works and Government Services Canada, 416-512-5550
Pont-Jetée la Salle Restrictions de la Circulation Travaux publics et Services gouvernementaux Canada (TPSGC) désire informer les automobilistes que certaines voies du pont-jetée La Salle seront fermées pendant le jour et la nuit. Les fermetures de voies commenceront le 2 mai 2015 et se poursuivront jusqu'au 17 mai 2015.
Les automobilistes peuvent s'attendre à des restrictions pendant les périodes suivantes (il n'y aura aucune restriction durant les heures de pointe) :
- Du lundi au vendredi: de 9 h 30 à 11 h 45; de 13 h 15 à 15 h 30; de 18 h 30 à 20 h 30.
- La fin de semaine, de 7 h à 17 h.
- Pendant la nuit, du 10 au 14 mai, de 19 h à 5 h.
Il n'y aura aucune incidence sur la circulation maritime.
Les dates et les heures des travaux pourraient changer en cas de mauvais temps. Ces fermetures sont nécessaires pour effectuer des travaux d'entretien et d'essai annuels de routine.
La sécurité est une priorité pour TPSGC, et nous nous engageons à assurer l'intégrité continue des ponts que nous gérons. Nous nous excusons de tout inconvénient que ces fermetures peuvent occasionner et nous remercions les usagers de leur patience.
Renseignements: Wayne Kole, Gestionnaire des biens, Ouvrages techniques, Région de l'Ontario, 416-512-5962
Relations avec les médias, Région de l'Ontario, Travaux publics et Services gouvernementaux Canada, 416-512-5550
About the City of Kingston
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Media contact: For more information contact Cindie Ashton, communications officer, 613-546-4291, ext. 3116, or call the communications department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.