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City provides third crossing update, requests input from east-end residents

A rendering of the third crossing via the City of Kingston.

The City of Kingston is looking for input from residents living near the Point St. Mark Drive and Gore Road intersection, in regards to the construction work happening for the third crossing.

According a press release sent by the City of Kingston on Friday, Aug 7, 2020, they had received many questions, comments and concerns regarding the future of this intersection. In order to assist the team with future design work and planning, they have created a survey to gather initial thoughts, and would like to hear from residents in the Point St. Mark neighbourhood specifically.

The city says they are working actively on future planning for this intersection, which has been closed since summer 2019. The closure was to provide road space for the construction equipment and tools, instead of encroaching on the forested areas, and for the protection of residents from construction activity.

Survey Information:

The survey is short – only three questions – and the city says it will provide them with a better understanding of the initial thoughts of the community. They hope to gather comments for consideration in the redesign of the intersection.

The city’s survey can be found here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NJQNQ8J

Follow up will include more input and connection with Point St. Mark neighbourhood residents, and larger community opinions on the design, says the city.

The city asks for responses to this survey by Friday Aug. 21, 2020, and is anticipating a finalized design by the end of the year.

Work update for August:

The temporary rock causeway is complete, and work has begun on a temporary bridge over the navigation channel.

The temporary bridge will allow construction crews to shuttle equipment as needed, and may cause delays to boating traffic. Boaters can expect delays of about 30 minutes during construction of the temporary bridge, and while the bridge is in operation.

The City of Kingston has shared a new video which focuses on the east shore touchdown, and showcases some of the equipment being used on site.

Visit the project website for more information: https://thirdcrossing.cityofkingston.ca/

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