LaSalle Causeway to close to pedestrians, cyclists in preparation for demolition

Work continues on the LaSalle Causeway on May 12, 2024. Photo by Aerosnapper Kingston.

Pedestrians and cyclists who have been enjoying the restored crossing at the LaSalle Causeway will have to find another route, as Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) prepares for the demolition of the damaged bascule bridge.

According to a release from the PSPC, shared by the City of Kingston’s communications team, the health and safety of the travelling public on the LaSalle Causeway remains “of the utmost importance” to the Government of Canada.

“In preparation for an imminent demolition contract award for the Bascule Bridge, PSPC wishes to advise the public that cyclist and pedestrian access to the LaSalle Causeway will cease as of 9 am tomorrow, June 5. Site security is also being retained to ensure the safety of the public,” the release reads.

PSPC said that, in collaboration with the City of Kingston, it continues to develop a plan to restore vehicle, cyclist and pedestrian access through a temporary modular bridge solution while preparing to begin preliminary design work to advance the construction of a new replacement bridge.

“Timelines, once known, will be communicated in a future public notice. More information will be shared in the coming week as it becomes available. PSPC encourages users to consult its public notices and social media channels for updates.”

2 thoughts on “LaSalle Causeway to close to pedestrians, cyclists in preparation for demolition

  • Will PSPC build a new permanent bridge? Or will it force Kingston to own the new bridge, after failing to sell Kingston the Causeway?

  • Hi.

    I was interviewed by Darren Davis from Global News CKWS downtown Kingston. I mentioned about the the repair costs and replacing the bridge earlier this spring. Now the federal government is replacing the bridge that could take up to 4 years. Some as the John Counter rd. Crossing.

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