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null Williamsville: Princess to close at Macdonnell

April 4, 2014 -

Drivers, cyclists and pedestrians take note: starting Monday, April 7, the intersection of Princess Street and Macdonnell Streets will close as the first phase of the Williamsville reconstruction project gets underway.

During the 2014 construction season, the City is completely rebuilding Princess Street between Macdonnell and Bath Road/Concession Street – and everything beneath it – from building front to building front to accommodate the revitalization and development of this prime under-used area. 

Tower Street will also be completely rebuilt this construction season, while work to rebuild Drayton Street will start in the fall and be completed in 2015. Working from Princess Street, portions of Albert Street (to just north of Mack Street) and Frontenac Street (from Jenkins to York Street) will be rebuilt in 2015 as part of this project.

To reduce disruption, the reconstruction will take place in phases. Drivers and cyclists are advised to refer to the City's weekly traffic updates issued at www.CityofKingston.ca every Friday (also available on Twitter: @CityofKingston; Facebook: The City of Kingston; and Information Radio: 106.3 FM) and published in the Tuesday, Kingston Whig-Standard.

Businesses will remain open during construction and the City, in partnership with Utilities Kingston and Corcoran Excavating, will work with businesses and area residents to minimize inconvenience and maintain accessible walkways.

The plans to revitalize Williamsville Main Street – the stretch of Princess Street between Division and Bath Road/Concession Street – are available at www.CityofKingston.ca/williamsville

Kingston Transit Detours

The bus stops along Princess Street between Bath Road/Concession Street and Alfred Street will be out of service during construction. 

Watch for these and additional Kingston Transit detours at www.CityofKingston.ca/busdetours.

Starting Monday:

  • Routes 501 and 4 Eastbound will run east on Concession Street, and south on Alfred Street, returning to regular route at Princess and Alfred Streets.
  • Routes 502 and 4 Westbound will run north on Alfred Street, and west on Concession Street, returning to regular route at Princess and Concession Streets.

Temporary bus stops will be placed in the following locations:

  • Routes 501 and 4 Eastbound: Concession Streets at Leroy Grant Drive; and Princess Street east of Alfred Street. These Routes will not stop at Concession and Victoria Streets. (Route 16 continues to serve these stops.)
  • Routes 502 and 4 Westbound: Princess Street east of Alfred Street; and Concession Street at MacDonnell Street. These Routes will not stop at Concession Street west of Leroy Grant Drive.  (Route 16 continues to serve these stops.)


Media contact: For more information contact Cindie Ashton, Media Relations Officer, 613-546-4291, ext. 3116. Or call Communications at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.

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