Aberdeen Street to undergo reconstruction this summer

Abderdeen Street, pictured here in 2020, will be closed to vehicular traffic starting in July. Kingstonist file photo.

The City of Kingston has announced significant construction on Aberdeen Street starting in July. Calling the street in the heart of the University District “iconic,” the City said Aberdeen will undergo complete reconstruction, with the work wrapping up in the fall.

“Kingston is working to support housing growth in the City and to improve pedestrian safety,” said Melanie Knowles, a Project Manager with the City of Kingston. “This reconstruction is an opportunity to do both those things while also rehabilitating an iconic Kingston street.” 

According to a release from the City, upgrades to the watermain system will take place first. Once work on the underground pipes is completed the street will be rebuilt with improved pedestrian access and safety including a boulevard separated from the roadway, the City noted.

During construction, Aberdeen Street will be fully closed to vehicles with no street parking. According to the City, pedestrians will still be able to access buildings on Aberdeen Street, and garbage and recycling collection will continue with some slight alterations. William Street will remain open through construction. 

Visit Get Involved Kingston for full details, construction impacts, and garbage and recycling collection information. 

One thought on “Aberdeen Street to undergo reconstruction this summer

  • With much more urgent repairs needed on many of the city’s streets, I thought that this must be a joke. Aberdeen “iconic”? In a good way? In my humble opinion, a boulevard is not what is needed for “pedestrian safety”. The university should be constructing barriers on all of the student residences on the street to prevent students from climbing on to the rooftops while drinking in excess. Boulevard? Who is paying for this? The university? I think not!

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