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Traffic Report

August 11, 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:

  • Aug. 14 to 18: alternating nightly closure between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m., westbound on ramp and eastbound off ramp at Hwy 401 and Hwy 15
  • Aug. 14 to 18: alternating nightly closure between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m., westbound on ramp (coming from the south) at Hwy 401 and Division and eastbound on ramp at Hwy 401 and Sir John A. Macdonald Blvd. Please note these ramps will never be closed the same night.
  • Aug. 14 to Aug. 18: alternating nightly closure of the westbound on ramp and the westbound off ramp, between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. at Hwy 401 and Montreal.
  • Aug 14 to 18: lane reductions along Hwy 15 near Hwy 401 between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m.
  • 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

  • Division Street will be closed from Clergy to Earl until late September.
  • Division Street will be closed from Earl to William starting until late September. Related sidewalk disruption: the sidewalk at Division east side of Earl closed - pedestrian use west side.
  • Hillendale Avenue will be closed at Princess Street on Tuesday, Aug. 15 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. for watermain work. The following streets will also be impacted by this closure:
  • • Princess eastbound will be reduced to one lane at the intersection of Hillendale • Princess Street westbound left turn lane to Hillendale Ave will be closed.
  • • Local traffic will be able to access Hillendale from Fairview (south end).
  • - Contractors for Queen's University are constructing an addition to Botterell Hall along the George Street side. Parking has been removed from the northern portion of George Street along the length of the building to facilitate this work. A full southbound driving lane will remain subject to three full road closure's later in the project in each of month August, September and October for up to three days. Closure notices will be issued closer to the confirmed dates.

NOTE: The first full closure of George Street from Stuart to O'Kill has been scheduled for August 21 and August 22. Traffic flow on O'Kill Street has been reversed to allow for access to parking on the southern section of George Street from Barrie Street. Please follow the detour routes posted.

Event Closures

Sounds of Sydenham

  • The Downtown Kingston! Sounds of Sydenham and other programming will close half of Sydenham Street beginning at Princess Street northerly toward Queen each Saturday this summer between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. including, Aug. 12, 19 and 26 and Sept. 5.
  • King Street will be closed from the Tragically Hip Way to Place d'Armes on Saturday, Aug. 12 at noon until Sunday, Aug. 13 at 9 p.m. for the ToyCon event.

Poker Run

  • Ontario Street will be closed between Brock and Johnson from noon on Friday, August 18 to Sunday, August 20 at noon.
  • Market Street will be closed between Ontario and King from noon on Friday, August 18 to Sunday, August 20 at noon.

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. Related sidewalk disruption: pedestrian movement is limited to a granular path on the south side of John Counter between Portsmouth and Sir John A. Macdonald.
  • Front Road from east entrance of INVISTA to Trailhead Place until end of year while crews reconstruct the bridge.

Other

  • The Abby Dawn Road is open but water remains on each side. It is restricted to a single lane in the centre of the road. Drivers must yield to oncoming traffic.
  • The pedestrian walkway behind 33 Ontario St. has been closed due to high water levels.

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