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Traffic Report

September 4, 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 Utilities Kingston's about electrical work affecting downtown parking and sidewalks, and about Queen's University student move-in day and various Queen's events.

Is construction coming to a street near you? 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.

Kingston Transit riders: find the up-to-date list of all detours/service alerts at www.CityofKingston.ca/residents/transit/service-alerts.

Traffic delays (construction)

  • Expect significant delays on Front Road between Trailhead Place and INVISTA until the end of the year as crews replace the bridge. Choose an alternate route if possible.

Traffic delays (road repair program)

The City's road repair program, to remove and replace sections of asphalt, begins next week and will continue through September. To limit delays, the contractor will avoid working on high volume roads during peak travel times. Here's where they will be working next week:

  • McIvor Road
  • Jackson Mills Road
  • Gardiners Road
  • Cataraqui Woods Drive 
  • Midland Avenue

Road closures (reconstruction)

Below are the reconstruction projects currently underway followed by the section that is currently closed

Yonge Street (between Kennedy and Johnson) and Forsythe Avenue

  • Yonge Street from Hatter (north leg) to Hatter (south leg) will be closed until late September.
  • Forsythe Avenue from Mowat to Yonge will be closed until late September.

Ellerbeck Street between Union and King

  • Ellerbeck Street will be closed from Union to Davidson until early October

Road closures (events)

Sydenham Street Revived:

  • Sydenham Street is closed to vehicles between Queen and Princess until 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 13 for the Sustainable Kingston's Sydenham Street Revived project.

Queen's University Move-In Day:

The following streets will change to one-way beginning at 7 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 6:

  • Collingwood Street from King to Union, one-way southbound. Overnight parking restrictions will begin at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 5 to restrict parking on key traffic routes. Courtesy towing has been arranged for any cars remaining on the designated street.
  • Albert Street from Union to King, one-way southbound. Overnight parking restrictions will begin at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 5 to restrict parking on key traffic routes. Courtesy towing has been arranged for any cars remaining on the designated street.
  • Stuart Street from University to Lower Albert, one-way westbound. Overnight parking restrictions will begin at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 5 to restrict parking on key traffic routes. Courtesy towing has been arranged for any cars remaining on the designated street.
  • St. Lawrence Avenue from Stuart to King, one-way southbound.
  • Queen's Crescent from Beverly to Collingwood, one-way westbound.
  • Okill Street from George to Barrie, one-way eastbound.

Queen's University Move-In Day - The following streets will be closed:

  • Bader Lane will be closed for one-way traffic westbound beginning at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 5.
  • Arch Street will be closed at Union Street beginning at 7 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 6.
  • George Street closed at Stuart Street beginning at 7 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 6.

More Queen's University related events:

  • University Avenue will be closed between Stuart and Union on Friday, Sept. 11 from 4 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. for the Queen's Annual Sidewalk Sale.
  • Cummins Road from Wilton Road to the end of Cummins Road on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the Queen's Activity Grease Pole Climb.
  • Albert Street will be closed between Brock and Mack on Saturday, Sept. 12 from noon to 5 p.m. for the Queen's Annual Charitable Car Wash "Shine Day".

Other events:

  • Ontario Street will be closed between Brock and Market on Sunday, Sept. 6 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for the Kingston Multicultural Arts Festival.
  • Livingston Avenue (Union to King) and Davidson (Ellerbeck to Pembroke) will be closed on Saturday, Sept. 12 from noon to 11p.m. for the 11th Livingston/Davidson Neighbourhood BBQ and Picnic.
  • King Street will be closed between The Tragically Hip Way and Place d'Armes from Saturday, Sept. 12 at 9 p.m. to Sunday, Sept. 13 at midnight of a Bridal Show at the K-Rock Centre.

Utilities Kingston - downtown electrical work

Business owners, shoppers and residents in the areas listed below can expect parking restrictions and sidewalk closures while crews work to install new electrical infrastructure. Work will be staggered over the coming months so not all these areas will be affected at the same time.

  • Princess Street between Clergy and Montreal
  • Clergy Street between Princess and Queen
  • Sydenham Street between Princess and Queen
  • Montreal Street between Princess and Queen

View a more detailed map of the affected area at: www.utilitieskingston.com/News/NewsArticle.aspx?ID=289<http://www.utilitieskingston.com/News/NewsArticle.aspx?ID=289>

We apologize for any inconvenience. This work helps to ensure a reliable source of electricity to you, our customers.

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For more information on all other traffic delays and road closures please contact Cindie Ashton, communications officer, 613-546-4291, ext. 3116, or call the communications department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.