Road closures and traffic delays, week ending Apr 15, 2022

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 Apr. 15, 2022. Full lists of closures and delays provided by the City of Kingston and the MTO can be viewed here and here.

Utilities Kingston advises that commuters can expect traffic impacts in the Portsmouth/Princess St. area until 8 AM on Monday. There is a southbound lane closure on Portsmouth from Howard to Princess Streets. The northbound left-turn lane onto Princess will also be closed.

Reduced load restrictions are in effect in Kingston, the City stated in their weekly traffic report. Heavy trucks and loads are restricted on City roads, where posted, until April 30. These restrictions help reduce damage to roads in the spring. 

Chatham Street will be closed until April 12 for the replacement of existing services. Please note that one sidewalk will remain open for pedestrians

At Front Road and King Street West from Sand Bay Lane to Country Club Drive, drivers should expect a lane shift until November 22, 2022, for the Portsmouth Pumping Station flow direction and Front Road trunk Watermain interconnection. Please note lanes will be shifted, but a lane in each direction will be maintained at all times.

Delays on Grenadier Drive at Windfield Crescent continue to occur while construction takes place around the Kingston East Community Centre site. Flag-people will be on-site to direct traffic. The sidewalk on the south side of Grenadier Drive at Windfield Crescent may be restricted weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. A flag-person will be on-site to direct traffic and assist pedestrians.

King St from Place D’Armes to The Tragically Hip Way will be closed April 14 and 15 for events at the Leon’s Centre. 

King St. West from Front to Auld will be closed until June 29, 2022, for the construction of Utilities Kingston’s Portsmouth Pumping Station flow direction project and Front Road trunk watermain Phase 2 project.

The sidewalk on the east side of Ontario Street between Princess and Brock will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day until April 15 along the Confederation Place Hotel while a crew stains the exterior of the hotel.

The section of Palace Road from Brock to Johnson will be closed from April 4 to May 6 for road reconstruction by K.Mulrooney Trucking Ltd. at this location.

Princess Street will experience a lane closure from Sydenham to Montreal from 7 a.m. April 11 to 7 p.m. May 6, as Len Corcoran will be installing new water services and connecting to existing felicities. 

Wellington Street will be closed from Princess to Brock on April 14 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the setup of a crane to lift materials to the roof top of 168 Wellington St. 

Drivers can also expect a lane closure along Princess Street between Westbrook and Collins Bay/Cataraqui Woods until April 30 from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day for the installation of turtle fencing. Please note that flag persons will be on-site managing the traffic and one lane of traffic will be maintained. 

Wright Crescent from the South Intersection of Palace to 16 Palace will be closed until Jan. 31, 2023, for construction staging for 11 Wright Cres. Please note that access to Wright Cres will be through the North intersection of Wright Cres at Palace Rd.

The City has closed access to the Portsmouth Waterfront Pathway at the foot of Mowat Avenue and Yonge Street and east of Lakewatch Lane, to accommodate pathway and shoreline improvements.

LaSalle Causeway 

Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise motorists of a lane reduction on LaSalle Causeway for maintenance work during the following period:  

  • Monday, April 4 from 7 a.m. to Tuesday, May 31 at 5 p.m.  

During this period, the westbound lane will be reduced. Two flagpersons will be on site to direct traffic. Motorists should expect short delays. 

School and Play Street Initiative Closures:

  • School Streets – These streets will be closed on school days from 8:40 a.m. to 9:10 a.m. and 3:20 p.m. to 3:50 p.m. until June 29, 2022. Inquiries can be directed to KCAT at [email protected]:
    • MacDonnell Street – Earl to Hill  
  • Play Street – Cheryl Place will be closed using barricades and will be staffed by KCAT, which will manage essential vehicle access and access to driveways. This closure will reoccur on Tuesdays 6 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays 1 to 3 p.m. through Aug. 26, 2022.

Third Crossing roadwork:

John Counter Blvd from Montreal Street to Ascot Lane: 

  • Construction is scheduled to begin the week of April 11. Two lanes will be maintained at all times on John Counter Boulevard (JCB) for south property owners and access to Ascot Lane for River Park will be maintained at all times. 
  • Pedestrians will be able to use the temporary access path north of JCB which will be maintained at all times. 
  • Cyclists will be single file on JCB. Proper construction signage for cyclists will be provided. 
  • Construction is scheduled until early Fall. 

Highway 15 and Gore Road 

  • Gore Road west of Highway 15 will temporarily have one lane access for the duration of the week of April 11 to allow for trenching for conduits. 
  • Access to the Pittsburgh Library will experience minimal disruptions, however, access will be provided at all times. 
  • Permanent traffic signal activation will have a paid duty officer on site to direct traffic as required. 

The dates above will be subject to change depending on the weather.

Lower Brewers Swing Bridge – closed until further notice. Temporary bridge closure signs have been installed and detour signs will be installed shortly. Parks Canada is continuing with their efforts to replace the bridge.

  • For access to Washburn Road (East of the Bridge): Washburn Road East of the bridge to Highway 15 remains open to local traffic only. Traffic from Washburn Road (West of the bridge), Sonneveld Road and Sunbury Road are directed to use Detour D-1 (Regional Road 12 – Sunbury Road East – Highway 15 South)
  • For access to Washburn Road (West of the Bridge): Washburn Road East of Sonneveld Road and West of the Bridge remains open to local traffic only. Traffic from Highway 15 are directed to use Detour D-1 (Regional Road 12 – Sunbury Road West)

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