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Traffic Report

June 9, 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:

  • June 12 to 16: alternating nightly closure between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m., westbound on ramp and eastbound off ramp at Hwy 401 and Hwy 15
  • May 24 to Dec. 15: day and night closure, eastbound right lane and right shoulder deviation
  • 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.
  • Washburn Road will be closed from Hwy 15 to Sonneveld Rd on June 9 from 9:45 am to 1:30 pm while Parks Canada Rideau Canal works on the Dam at Lower Brewers Mills Waste Wier.
  • Division Street will be closed from Union to Clergy beginning until late June for reconstruction.
  • Clergy Street from Barrie to Division will have access only on Barrie while crews complete works on Division until mid-July

Other Road Closures

  • Beginning on June 12, contractors for Queen's University will be starting construction on an addition to Botterell Hall along the George Street side. Parking will be removed from the northern portion of George Street along the length of the building to facilitate the work. A full southbound driving lane will remain subject to three full road closure's later in the project in each of August, September and October for up to three days. Closure notices will be issued closer to the confirmed dates.
  • Abbey Dawn Road, near Highway 2, will be closed until further notice due to flooding.
  • Clergy Street will be closed from Barrie to Earl from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 3 for the Boys and Girls Club School Fun Fair
  • Findlay Station Road will be closed from Fourth Concession to Woodburn from June 5 to June 16 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day for drainage improvements and rock removal. The road will be open on the weekends.
  • Ontario Street will be closed from Brock to Clarence on Saturday, June 10 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. while CBC is on location to shoot a television series.
  • King Street will be closed from The Tragically Hip Way to Place d'Armes  until midnight on Saturday, June 10 for the Tops Conference.
  • King Street will be closed from The Tragically Hip Way to Place d'Armes from Wednesday, June 14 to Friday, June 16 for the St. Lawrence College Convocation
  • Downtown Kingston's Sounds of Sydenham and other programming will close half of Sydenham Street beginning at Princess Street northerly towards Queen each Saturday this summer between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Closure notices will be issued for each of the dates listed.
    • Saturday, June 17
    • Saturday, June 24
    • Saturday, July 1
    • Saturday, July 8
    • Saturday, July 15
    • Saturday, July 22
    • Saturday, July 29
    • Saturday, August 5
    • Saturday, August 12
    • Saturday, August 19
    • Saturday, August 26
    • Saturday, September 5

Construction Delays

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

  • John Counter Boulevard until late September while crews complete the road widening.
  • Bayridge Drive from Taylor Kidd to Lincoln until mid-June while crews construct new sidewalk.
  • Bagot Street from Princess to Brock until early July while crews complete improvements to the Downtown Transfer Point
  • Brock Street from King to Montreal until early July while crews complete improvements to the Downtown Transfer Point
  • Front Road is down to one lane in each direction due to high water levels. Although the water is no longer on the road surface, the underlying granulars, which provide the necessary structural support for the road, remain saturated. Staff will continue to monitor the water levels and adjust lane restrictions when conditions improve. Work on the bridge cannot move forward until water levels have receded.
  • Expect delays northbound on Gardiners Road at Fortune Crescent, June 12 and 13. Lane reductions are needed as crews for Utilities Kingston install a watermain from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Other

  • Green left turn arrows are now flashing at intersections across the City to draw more attention and improve efficiency at the intersection.

About the City of Kingston

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