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Traffic Report

October 20, 2016 -

Please see below for a list of road construction projects and events expected to have an impact on traffic flow next week.

Is construction coming to a street near you? See the entire 2015-18 infrastructure program at

Kingston Transit riders: find the up-to-date list of all detours/service alerts at

For updates on Highway 401 construction visit the Ministry of Transportation's website at or call 5-1-1.

Hanson Garage

The Hanson Parking Garage will be closed until mid-November for repairs. Alternate parking may be available nearby at the Robert Bruce Garage on Bagot Street at Brock Street, the Chown Parking Garage further west on Brock Street and surface lots north of Princess Street.

Reconstruction Of Side Streets Off Princess

  • Sydenham Street will be closed from Princess to Queen until late October.
  • Clergy Street will be closed from Princess to Queen until late October.
  • Related Sidewalk Service Disruptions: Sidewalks have been removed on Sydenham and Clergy streets between Princess and Queen. Temporary rubber-matted walkways have been installed.

Downtown businesses remain open and accessible during this project. For updates see

Other Construction Road Closures

  • The fixed bridge and swing bridge on Kingston Mills Road is closed until mid-May 2017 to allow Parks Canada to replace the fixed bridge and rehabilitate the swing bridge. Want community updates on this project? Email
  • Wellington Street from Princess to the end of construction barricade will be closed on Oct. 24 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. to remove the scaffolding along Wellington Street.
  • Venture Drive between Resource Road and Centennial will be closed on Oct. 25 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. while Union Gas/NPL Canada installs a gas main across Venture.

Road Closures

  • Queen's University Homecoming: Union Street between Division and University will be closed from 8 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 14 until Sunday. Oct. 16 at 6 p.m.
  • Kip Moore and Gabriel Iglesias (K-Rock Centre): Kingston Street from The Tragically Hip Way to Place d'Armes will be closed Thursday, Oct. 13 thru Saturday, Oct. 15.
  • Sydenham Street between Queen and Princess on Friday, Oct. 28 from 4 to 11:30 p.m.  For the Sydenham Street Cinema Halloween event.

Construction Delays

Motorists and cyclists should expect delays on these roadways:

  • Princess Street (westbound) while Utilities Kingston crews continue water main relining next week between Parkway to the CN Rail overpass
  • Sir John A. Macdonald Boulevard and Bath Road until the end of October while crews for Utilities Kingston replace gas mains. Bath Road will be affected by westbound lane reductions next week. Alternating lane closures will be in effect. We suggest you find an alternate route. More info:
  • Sir John A. Macdonald Boulevard and Union Street next week as Utilities Kingston crews complete water valve work. *** No left turn onto Union as you're headed south on Sir John A. Macdonald.
  • Division Street (southbound lane) from Johnson to William will be closed until early November.
  • Sydenham Street from Brock to Johnson until early November while crews reconstruct a retaining wall and sidewalk.
  • Queen Street between Barrie and Bagot beginning Monday, Oct. 24 until Thursday, Oct. 27 while crews repave at several intersections.
  • Various location: crews will be doing annual bridge maintenance and cleaning the week of Oct. 24.
  • On the following streets over the next few weeks as Utilities Kingston crews reline aging water pipes (for more information on this project go to
    • Old Hillview Road from Hillview Road south to the end
    • Roosevelt Drive from Vista to Knightbridge
    • Bernice Drive from Roosevelt to Carrie (south intersection)
    • Carrie Crescent from Bernice (north intersection) to Renda
    • Hathaway Terrace from Roosevelt south to the cul-de-sac
    • Sunny Acres Road from Front to Point
    • Point Crescent from Sunny Acres to Keyes

Road Reconstruction Projects

Work to reconstruct the following roadways is underway:

  • Princess Street between Bagot and Clergy
  • Montreal Street between Queen and Brock
  • Sydenham Street between Queen and Princess
  • Clergy Street between Queen and Princess
  • Sydenham Street between Brock and Johnson.

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Front Road Bridge update
The City has restored the bridge to four lanes of traffic while it seeks, through a competitive process, to find a new contractor to complete the bridge project. For more details go here.