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Weekly Traffic Report: July 5 - 11

Motorists, cyclists and pedestrians: review the listing of streets and related messages below for travel information of interest to you.  

Ministry of Transportation 

Pavement rehabilitations will take place along Hwy 401 between Westbrook Road to beyond the Hwy 15 Overpass, and on the Sir John A Macdonald Overpass. This work will consist of various lane and ramp closures over the next several months.  

  • Hwy 401 Westbound - At Sydenham Rd Off-Ramp – expect a lane and ramp closure during during the following dates and times
  • July 8 from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • July 9 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. 
  • July 10 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. 
  • July 11 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.  

LaSalle Causeway  

Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise users that the LaSalle Causeway will be fully closed to motorists, cyclists and pedestrians until further notice.   

Road Closures   

  • Albert Street – Princess to 486 Albert – closed until Dec. 31 to accommodate construction activity and staging at 484 Albert St.
  • Hillcrest Ave – Kingscourt to Seventh - closed until Sept. 1 for buried infrastructure replacement. Road will be open to local traffic.
  • King Street – Place D’Armes to North End of King – closed until Sept. 30 for the construction of new storm and road bed. Road will be open to local traffic.
  • Seventh Avenue – Hillcrest to Lorne – closed July 4 to 8 from to accommodate roadway reinstatement.
  • Sydenham Street – Princess to Queen – closed until Sept. 27 for Downtown Kingston BIA Activations.
  • University Avenue – Union to Earl – closed until July 31 for the removal of debris from demolition and concrete deliveries at the Queen’s John Deutsch University Centre project.  

Buskers Rendezvous 

Please be advised of the following road closures for Buskers Rendezvous: 

  • King Street from Brock to Clarence – July 4 to 5 from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. each day
  • Ontario Street from Clarence to Brock – July 4 to 5 from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. each day
  • Market Street from King to Ontario – July 4 at 7 a.m. to July 7 at 11 p.m.
  • Ontario Street from Johnson to Brock - July 6 to July from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. Please note that the intersections of Ontario at Brock, Ontario at Clarence and Ontario at Johnson will remain open for through traffic for the duration the closure. 

Parking Disruption  

The Hanson Memorial Parking Structure Restoration project is now underway. The work will take place throughout all levels of the building, and will include efforts such as routine structural maintenance, repainting, replacement of waterproofing materials, and upgrades to the building mechanical/electrical systems. The work is planned to begin the first week of February 2024 and conclude in late December 2024.   

The work will be completed in phases to allow the building to remain open to public parking for the duration of the project. It is anticipated that no more than 50% of the available 271 parking spaces will be closed at any time. There is also parking availability at the Chown Memorial and Robert Bruce Memorial parking garages in the two adjacent blocks to the west.  

Please be advised that the upper level of the Robert Bruce Memorial Garage will be closed on Tuesday July 9th and Wednesday July 10th for maintenance. The Chown Memorial garage located at 197 Brock St. and Hanson Memorial garage located at 105 Brock St. are good alternative parking locations. The lower section of the Robert Bruce garage will remain open. 

Other Delays  

  • Bath Road – Concession to Queen Mary - expect delays until July 22 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day to accommodate roadway crack rehabilitation.
  • Bayridge Drive – Princess to Taylor Kidd – expect delays while a contractor begins Phase 2 of the Bayridge Dr Active Transportation Upgrades. For project details please visit Get Involved Kingston.
  • Gardiners Road – at Centennial/Creekford – expect delays while a contractor completes intersection widening, traffic signal upgrades and cycling and pedestrian improvements. For project details please visit Get Involved Kingston
  • Highway 2 – Abbey Dawn to St. Lawrence – expect a lane closure to complete enhanced flood protection of Abbey Dawn Road, Highway 2, and St. Lawrence Avenue. The lane closure will be controlled by a temporary traffic signal. For project details please visit Get Involved Kingston.
  • King Street – Morton to Ellerbeck – expect a lane closure July 11 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. for City of Kingston Forestry crews to prune a tree.
  • Sir John A MacDonald Blvd – Union to Princess – expect delays until July 22 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day to accommodate roadway crack rehabilitation. 

The City of Kingston acknowledges that we are on the traditional homeland of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and the Huron-Wendat, and thanks these nations for their care and stewardship over this shared land.

Today, the City is committed to working with Indigenous peoples and all residents to pursue a united path of reconciliation.

Learn more about the City's reconciliation initiatives.

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