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Traffic Report

September 23, 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.

Princess Street Intersections to Close Sept. 29 and 30:

The following intersections will be closed to motorists on Sept.29 and 30 as crews install or repair StreetPrint crosswalks (like the ones at King and Princess). These intersections will be re-opened as the work is completed. Priority will be given to opening Princess Street first.

  • Princess and Clergy (installation)
  • Princess and Montreal (installation)
  • Princess and Wellington (warranty repairs)
  • Princess and King (warranty repairs)
  • Princess and Ontario (warranty repairs)

Use Bagot or Barrie streets to get across Princess and use Queen, Brock or Johnson streets to get to or from downtown during this work. Pedestrian access to businesses will be maintained.

Reconstruction of Side Streets off Princess

  • Sydenham Street will be closed from Princess to Queen until late September.
  • Clergy Street will be closed from Princess to Queen until mid-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 www.CityofKingston.ca/Princess.

Wellington and Princess Construction

The southbound lane and sidewalk of Wellington Street are closed from Princess to Queen 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

  • Joyceville Road will be closed from Woodburn to 4th Concession from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27 for CN Railway repairs.
  • 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 RideauCanal.info@pc.gc.ca.

Construction Delays

Motorists and cyclists should expect delays on these roadways due to construction:

  • John Counter Boulevard will be down to one lane from Portsmouth to Sir John A. Macdonald from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. the week of Sept. 26 to allow for surface restoration.
  • Princess Street from Parkway to the CN tracks from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. until mid-October to accommodate watermain relining and rehabilitation. Two eastbound lanes and one westbound lane will remain open. Lane restrictions will shift.
  • Centennial Drive between Bath Road and Taylor Kidd Boulevard. Microsurfacing is being applied through Wednesday, Sept. 28. Motorists and cyclists will experience delays of up to 10 minutes and should choose an alternate route.
  • 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

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

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.