Closure of eastbound 401 creates disruptions in Kingston

A backlog of traffic, particularly in the downtown core, is just one of the side effects Kingston is feeling during the closure of Highway 401 eastbound on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019.

A truck fire and diesel spill in the early morning resulted in the closure of the eastbound lanes of the highway, diverting the highway traffic. The closure is expected to stay in place until into the evening as crews work to resurface the area of eastbound 401 between Montreal Street and Highway 15. Due to this, a few services and scheduled roadwork have been disrupted. The following are some announcements via the City of Kingston.

Lane reductions at LaSalle Causeway

The previously scheduled alternating lane reductions on the LaSalle Causeway have been postponed due to the increased traffic in the downtown core. Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 was scheduled to be the second and final day of lane reductions on the bridge in order to allow for repair work. The second day of repair work is now expected to take place on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019.

Garbage pickup

Due to the heavy traffic, those who are scheduled for garbage pickup on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, may experience a delay in pickup. Don’t worry! The City of Kingston assures residents their garbage will be picked up.

Scheduled brush removal

The City’s brush removal service is currently in full swing, however, due to the increased traffic, those in areas with brush removal scheduled this week may not see their brush picked up. The City of Kingston advises that brush collecting trucks may only sweep your area this week, but will return next week to collect your brush. For more details on the City’s brush removal, click here.

Please remain patient when out on the roads today, Kingston! We here at Kingstonist will continue to update our readers with the latest details surrounding this highway closure.

2 thoughts on “Closure of eastbound 401 creates disruptions in Kingston

  • Too bad the city didn’t see fit to have some police out assisting with traffic so the flow went more smoothly . Heavy transport trucks went around Kingston Mills Lock and I suspect that road was not intended for such heavy traffic.

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