City of Kingston advises of upcoming construction on Bayridge Drive

An example of an AAA (all ages and abilities) intersection upgrade. Screenshot from a City of Kingston YouTube Video.

The City of Kingston is alerting motorists that construction is scheduled to begin on the first phase of Bayridge Drive’s active transportation improvements starting in early July. Lane reductions will be occurring as crews install new pathways and upgrade intersections along the corridor.

According to a release from the City, once completed, this project will create a connected, protected and off-road route for pedestrians and cyclists stretching from Henderson Boulevard to Cataraqui Woods Drive.

“This project is an important corridor in our build out of the City-wide cycling network. It is very much needed to address gaps and barriers in the existing cycling and pedestrian infrastructure in this area,” said Danny Potts, Project Manager of Transportation Services for the City of Kingston. “This will dramatically improve north-south connections along Bayridge Drive for pedestrians and cyclists and create connections into express transit service along the corridor.”

The City said that phase one includes the stretch of Bayridge Drive from Cataraqui Woods Drive to Woodbine Road. Phase two, which will start later this year, includes Woodbine Road to Henderson Boulevard. The signalized intersections along the corridor will also be upgraded as part of this project for all ages and all abilities, according to the release.

The work will occur on Bayridge Drive from Henderson Boulevard to Cataraqui Woods Drive, indicated here with fuchsia dots. Graphic via Google Maps.

In addition to the active transportation improvements, this project will also include roadwork and storm sewer construction on Bayridge Drive between Princess Street and Cataraqui Woods Drive as well as sidewalk repair and construction to fix gaps, according to the City.

More information on this project is available on City’s website.

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