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Traffic Report

Julye 22, 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 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.

Reconstruction of Side Streets off Princess

  • Montreal Street will be closed from Princess to Queen until mid-August.
  • Montreal Street will be closed from Princess to Brock until the end of July.
  • Sydenham Street will be closed from Princess to Queen starting Monday, July 25 until early September.

Downtown businesses remain open and accessible during this project. For updates see www.CityofKingston.ca/Princess.

Wellington And Princess Construction

The southbound lane of Wellington Street is closed until the end of September to accommodate construction of the new Scotiabank building at Wellington and Princess. Motorists can access the Angrove Parking Lot off Wellington.

Businesses on Wellington Street remain open during construction.

Other Construction Road Closures

These streets will be closed for construction:

  • The fixed bridge and swing bridge on Kingston Mills Road will be closed from early August until mid-May 2017 to allow Parks Canada to replace the fixed bridge and rehabilitate the swing bridge. If you would like to receive community updates on this project, please email RideauCanal.info@pc.gc.ca.

Event Closures

The following streets will be closed to accommodate events:

  • Ontario Street from Brock to Clarence on Saturday, July 24 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for the Taste of Kingston Food Festival.
  • Market Street from Ontario to King and King Street from Brock to Clarence on Thursday, July 28 from 6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. for Movies in the Square screening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Construction Delays

Motorists should expect delays due to construction:

  • On Princess Street between Barrie and Bagot streets while crews complete surface work until the end of July. See www.CityofKingston.ca/Princess for details.
  • On Highway 15 between Innovation and Gore until late August as Taggart Construction works to improve the Rose Abbey intersection to service the new Riverview subdivision.
  • At Johnson and Yonge streets while crews reconstruct sewers.
  • Lower University Avenue from Stuart to King until the end of July while crews complete the sidewalk.
  • On Dalton Avenue from Sir John A. Macdonald to St. Remy while crews construct the K&P Trail until late July.
  • On John Counter Boulevard between Princess Street and Portsmouth Avenue until the end of August. Trucks are delivering large amounts of rock to the embankments for the future bridge over the tracks. See www.CityofKingston.ca/JCB for an update on this project.

Utilities Kingston Delays

  • Expect delays on the following streets over the next few months as Utilities Kingston crews reline aging water pipes (for more information on this project go to www.UtilitiesKingston.com/Projects/Detail/WatermainReliningProgram).
    • 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

Upcoming Event Closures

  • Market Street from Ontario to King from 8 a.m. on Friday, July 29 to 1 a.m. on Saturday, July 30 for Rockin the Square with David Wilcox.
  • Princess Street from Division to Ontario on Saturday, July 30 from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. for the Princess Street Promenade.
  • King Street from the Tragically Hip Way to Place d'Armes from 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, July 30 to 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 31 for the Fisherman Show.
  • During the K-Town Triathlon is on Sunday, July 31, Princess Street will temporarily be a two-way street from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and these streets will be closed as follows:
    • Ontario Street
      • from Queen to Market – 4 a.m. to 3 p.m.
      • from Market to West – 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
      • from King to Ontario – 7 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
      • from Place d'Armes and Barrack (southbound lane) – 7 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
    • Brock Street from King to Ontario – 4 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Princess Street from King to the Holiday Inn – 4 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
    • Queen Street from King to Ontario – 7 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
    • Place d'Armes from King to Ontario – 7 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
    • Market Street from King to Ontario – 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Clarence Street from King to Ontario – 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Johnson Street from King to Ontario – 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • William Street from King to Ontario – 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Earl Street from King to Ontario – 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Gore Street from King to Ontario – 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Lower Union Street from King to Ontario – 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • West Street from King to Ontario – 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Road Reconstruction Projects 

Work to reconstruct the following roadways is underway:

  • Montreal Street between Queen and Brock
  • Sydenham Street between Queen and Princess
  • Clergy Street between Queen and Princess
  • Yonge Street from Forsythe to Johnson
  • K&P Trail (on-road portion)

About the City of Kingston

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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.