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. 22, 2022. Full lists of closures and delays provided by the City of Kingston and the MTO can be viewed here and here.
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.
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.
Expect a lane closure on Gore Road from Highway 15 to Dalgleish until July 29 for the upgrades to the Highway 15 and Gore Rd. intersection.
Drivers on Highway 15, from Rose Abbey to Grenadier, can expect a lane closure until July 29 as part of the same upgrades to the Highway 15 and Gore Rd. intersection.
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 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 be closed from Sydenham to Montreal from April 19 at 7 a.m. to April 22 at 5 p.m. for the installation of new water services. That same stretch will continue to experience lane closures until 7 p.m. on May 6.
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 sidewalk on Ontario Street from Clarence to Market will be closed from April 18 to 22 for sidewalk reconstruction.
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.
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 for this section will be from April to Fall of 2022
- Notifications have been sent to all south property owners via letters two weeks ago regarding John Counter access impacted by the work this year.
- Two lanes will be maintained at all times on John Counter Blvd (JCB) for north property owner (River Park) and south property owners 919 Montreal Street and 646 John Counter Blvd.
- Access from John Counter to Village on the River Apartments will be shut down for approximately one month starting late April. These residents were notified to use their Montreal St access during the temporary closure to John Counter.
- 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.
Highway 15 and Gore Road
- Minor construction activities will be expected for the week of April 18. There will be minimal traffic disruptions.
- Access to the Pittsburgh Library will be maintained at all times.
The dates above will be subject to change depending on the weather.
Fibre Installation on Ontario Street
Expect a lane closure from April 19 to May 27 on the following streets:
- Ontario St. from Gore St. to Brock St.
- Gore St. from King St. to Ontario St.
- Earl St. from King St. to Ontario St.
- William St. from King St. to Ontario St.
- Johnson St. from King St. to Ontario St.
- Clarence St. from King St. to Ontario St.
- Brock St. from Ontario St. Easterly approximately 60 metres
Please note: Signalized intersections will be maintained with Kingston Police. Traffic Control will be maintained by flag persons and one lane of traffic will be maintained. Where possible work will be completed in one block increments.
Lower Brewers Swing Bridge – closed until further notice. Temporary bridge closure signs and detour signs have been installed. 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)