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Traffic Report

September 18, 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.

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

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

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

Traffic Delays (Construction)

  • Expect possible lane reductions on northbound and southbound lanes of Highway 15 at Sunbury Road from Sept. 21 to Oct. 2 to accommodate Ministry of Transportation culvert repairs.
  • 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.
  • Expect lane closures and delays at the intersection of Princess Street and Portsmouth Avenue as Utilities Kingston staff rebuild the intersection. Work will be performed at off-peak times.
  • Expect minor delays on Princess Street (northbound) at Bath/Concession while Utilities Kingston crews replace a gas main. This activity is part of a project that will extend into the fall. Major traffic disruptions are expected mid-October and plans will be shared beforehand. Learn more about the traffic impacts of this project from Utilities Kingston (

Traffic Delays (Road Repair Program)

The City's road repair program, to remove and replace sections of asphalt 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:

  • Princess Street from Parkway to Gardiners
  • Portsmouth Avenue from John Counter to King
  • Concession Street from Princess to Division
  • Barrie Street from Colborne to Ordnance
  • Clergy Street from Queen to Ordnance
  • Ordnance Street from Barrie to Rideau
  • Wellington Street from Clarence to William
  • Bagot Street from Clarence to William
  • Queen Street from Wellington to King
  • Highway 15 from north of  the intersection of Schooner/Innovation Drive to Highway 401

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)

  • Princess Street Promenade: On Saturday, Sept. 19 from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Princess Street will be closed from Division to Ontario and Sydenham Street will be closed from Princess to Queen.
  • Chilifest: Ontario Street from Market to Brock on Saturday, Sept. 26 from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Streets Alive: King Street from Barrie to Brock on Sunday, Sept. 27 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Lower University Temporarily Becomes One-Way Street

Starting Monday, Sept. 28, Lower University Avenue temporarily becomes a one-way street from King to Stuart to accommodate the temporary relocation of Kingston General Hospital's emergency entrance as repairs are made to its emergency ramp off King Street.

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:

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


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