Road closures and traffic delays, week ending Apr. 28, 2023

Construction at the Collins Bay Woodbine Road intersection, June 2022. Photo by Cris Vilela/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 Apr. 28, 2023. Full lists of closures and delays provided by the City of Kingston and the MTO can be viewed here and here.

Dunkirk Avenue will be closed from Fergus to Alfred until Sept. 1 for road reconstruction. Local pedestrian access and traffic will be maintained during this time. 

Drivers should expect a closure on Gore Street from Ontario to King from Apr. 28 at 7 a.m. to May 19 at 5:30 p.m. for crews to facilitate sanitary sewer separation work. 

King Street from The Tragically Hip Way to Place D’Armes will be closed on Apr. 26 from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. for the Lee Brice event at the Leon’s Centre. 

Drivers on Ontario Street should expect a lane closure from Clarence to Johnson until Apr. 19 for Utilities Kingston to complete gas service work.  

University Avenue will be closed from Union to Earl until Apr. 30, 2023, at 7 p.m. for the removal of debris from demolition and concrete deliveries at the Queen’s John Deutsch University Centre project.

Wright Crescent from the south intersection of Palace to 16 Palace will be closed until Oct. 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.

LaSalle Causeway 

Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) is advising motorists of alternating lane closure on the LaSalle Causeway Bridge for repair and inspection work during the following periods: 

  • April 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.  
  • April 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.  
  • April 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

During this period, one lane will be closed and one lane will remain open for alternating traffic, and two flagpersons will be on site to direct traffic. Motorists should expect short delays.

The bridge will remain open to cyclists and pedestrians during this period and marine traffic will not be affected. In case of inclement weather, the work will be postponed by one day.  

PSPC encourages users to exercise caution when travelling on the bridge and thanks them for their patience. 

Parking Disruption

The Chown Memorial Parking Structure Restoration project is now underway. The work will take place throughout all levels of the building, and will include efforts such as routine structural maintenance, renewal of waterproofing materials and upgrades to the building’s mechanical/electrical systems. The work is expected to conclude in late December. 

The work will be completed in phases to allow the building to remain open to public parking for the duration of the project. Phased work areas will occupy a maximum of 33 per cent of the available parking stalls at a time. Up to 150 spaces will be out of commission. On a few occasions, additional spaces will be closed to accommodate construction needs, the first of which is on Saturday, Apr. 22nd and Sunday, Apr. 23. Parking availability will be reduced to approximately 110 stalls for that weekend. There is parking availability at the Hanson Memorial and Robert Bruce Memorial parking garages in the two adjacent blocks to the east.

School Streets Initiative 

The following streets are closed from 8:40 to 9:10 a.m. and 3:20 to 3:50 p.m. weekdays until June 29, 2023: 

  • MacDonnell Street – Earl to Hill 
  • Sydenham Street – Ordnance to Colborne 

Please direct questions to Kingston Coalition for Active Transportation (KCAT) at [email protected].

Play Streets Initiative

The following street will be closed from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Mondays until August 28, 2023: 

  • Thomas Street – Cowdy to Patrick 

Please direct questions to Kingston Coalition for Active Transportation (KCAT) at [email protected].

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.

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