Road closures and traffic delays, week ending Apr 12, 2024

The closed LaSalle Causeway on Monday, Apr. 1 2024. Photo by Daniel Tastard-Homer/Kingstonist.

The following is a selection of the most significant road closures and expected traffic delays in and around the city of Kingston for the week ending April 12, 2024. Full lists of closures and delays provided by the City of Kingston and the MTO can be viewed here and here.

In its weekly traffic report, the City of Kingston noted that it is planning for “up to 500,000 visitors” to the city due to the total solar eclipse on Monday, Apr. 8, 2024.

Kingstonist has created a guide to the total solar eclipse, which includes specific traffic notes and Kingston Transit details for Monday, and will continue to provide updates there as they become available. See it here.

King Street will be closed from The Tragically Hip Way to Place D’Armes for event-related parking and storage at Slush Puppie Place:

  • April 9 from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.
  • April 10 at 12:01 p.m. to April 11 at 2 a.m.

An eastbound lane closure is expected along Queen Street from Montreal to Sydenham until May 15, 2024. Detours will be in place for the duration of the lane closure.

University Avenue will be closed from Union to Earl until May 29, 2024, for the removal of debris from demolition and concrete deliveries at the Queen’s John Deutsch University Centre project.

LaSalle Causeway:

Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) advises users that the LaSalle Causeway will be fully closed to motorists, cyclists and pedestrians until further notice.

Parking Disruptions

The Hanson Memorial Parking Structure Restoration project is now underway. The Hanson Memorial Parking Garage is located on Brock Street just west of Wellington Street. The work will take place throughout all levels of the building, and will include efforts such as routine structural maintenance, repainting, replacement of waterproofing materials, and upgrades to the building’s mechanical/electrical systems. The work is expected to conclude in late December 2024.

The work will be completed in phases to allow the building to remain open to public parking for the duration of the project. It is anticipated that no more than 50 per cent of the available 271 parking spaces will be closed at any time. There is also parking availability at the Chown Memorial and Robert Bruce Memorial parking garages in the two adjacent blocks to the west.

The City reminds drivers that reduced load restrictions are in effect in Kingston as of February 26, 2024. Heavy trucks and loads are restricted on City roads, where posted.

“These restrictions help reduce damage to roads in the spring,” the City stated.

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