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Road closures and traffic delays, week ending Apr. 9, 2021

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 9, 2021. Full lists of closures and delays provided by the City of Kingston and the MTO can be viewed here and here.

Garrett Street near Division will be closed until June 30 for construction staging. Local traffic may access Garrett Street from University Avenue.

Delays on Grenadier Drive at Windfield Crescent will occur while construction takes place around the Kingston East Community Centre site. Flag-people will be on-site to direct traffic.

Expect delays on Highway 33 from east of Collins Creek Bridge to west of Coronation Boulevard due to construction to improve drainage. Construction barrels and flag-people will direct traffic around the work zone.

Drivers can expect delays along John Counter Boulevard from Princess to Indian until the summer of 2021 while crews complete work associated with the road-widening project, turtle-fencing and water mains.

King Street from Collingwood to Lower University will see delays over the next few weeks as Utilities Kingston crews replace hydro poles in the area.

Market Street will be closed from Ontario to King from April 1 to Dec. 31 to accommodate the Love Kingston Marketplace.

Delays will be expected on Portsmouth Avenue from Glengarry to Princess beginning April 6 as a contractor working on behalf of Utilities Kingston installs a new sanitary sewer and upgrades water mains.

Expect a lane closure on Princess Street, west of Midland, until to April 9 to accommodate construction. A temporary sidewalk will be routed around the construction site. Please follow signage.

Drivers on Wilson Street from Compton to Weller should expect a lane closure from April 6 to 9 to accommodate water main work.

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.

The lower pathway (nearest the waterfront) at 100 Foot Park pathway is now closed as the City readies to repair the lower pedestrian bridge after a regular inspection determined it is in need of repair. This pathway will be closed for a number of weeks and signage is in place to redirect pedestrians. The remainder of the park and pathway are open.

The Norman Rogers Drive to Herchmer Crescent Pedestrian Walkway will be closed from April 10 to 18 to accommodate installation of a new water main.

Third Crossing bridge construction:

  • Highway 15 at Gore: Expect short delays at this intersection as pieces of the main span of the bridge arrive over the next few months. The trucks, expected to arrive after morning rush hour, will turn off Highway 401 onto Highway 15 and then onto Gore to reach the bridge’s job site at the Cataraqui River.
  • Along John Counter and Sir John A. Macdonald boulevards: expect short delays as large trucks carrying bridge girders up to 150 ft long arrive over the next few months. Trucks are expected in the early afternoon and will turn onto Sir John A. Macdonald from Highway 401 and then turn east onto John Counter to get to the bridge site at the Cataraqui River. Each truck will have car escorts to guide it.

Visit the project’s website to learn more. Email [email protected] to connect with the Third Crossing project team.

Lower Brewers Swing Bridge users:

Vehicles such as larger emergency vehicles and school buses are no longer permitted to cross this bridge. Parks Canada advises it has decreased the load capacity of this bridge from 10 tons to 3 tons. Built in 1984 to meet code for 10 ton capacity, it does not meet today’s guidelines and structural deterioration due to its age of has further decreased its load capacity. Design work for the Lower Brewers Swing Bridge is underway and it has been designated for replacement in 2021.

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