Road closures and traffic delays, week ending Aug 20, 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 Aug. 20, 2021. Full lists of closures and delays provided by the City of Kingston and the MTO can be viewed here and here.

Drivers can expect delays on Cataraqui Woods Drive from Gardiners to Clyde due to lane closures from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Expect significant delays at the Collins Bay Road level rail crossing from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Aug. 20.

Drivers heading southbound on Gardiners Road can expect delays from Princess to Fortune due to lane closures from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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. 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.

Innovation Drive will be closed from Innovation to John Marks until 7 p.m. on Aug. 18 to allow for the installation of a storm sewer lateral.

Closures will occur on Johnson Street:

  • Napier to College – closed until Aug. 27 for water and sewer reconstruction by a contractor on behalf of Utilities Kingston.
  • Helen to College – closed Aug. 13 to Sept. 3 for installation of underground infrastructure.
  • At Gibson – closed Aug. 23 to Sept. 3 – closed for installation of underground infrastructure. Access for local traffic only will be maintained from Sir John A. MacDonald to Gibson.

Drivers should expect closures and significant delays at the intersection of King Street West and Front Road until June 29, 2022, for the construction of Utilities Kingston’s Portsmouth Pumping Station flow direction project and Front Road trunk watermain interconnection Phase 2 project. In the same area, from Sand Bay Lane to Country Club Drive drivers should expect significant delays due to east- and west-bound lane restrictions through 2021. A contractor is installing water and wastewater infrastructure on behalf of Utilities Kingston.

Paving delays should be expected along Kingscourt Avenue at the Kirkpatrick intersection and from Ruskin to Brant/Lyon from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily until Aug. 27 to allow for milling and paving of the asphalt and sidewalk reconstruction at the intersection.

A lane closure is expected on Lakeview Avenue from Windsor to Sinclair from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Aug. 17 to accommodate installation of a sanitary sewer.

Montreal Street at the southwest corner of Weller Avenue will experience a a lane closure 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily from Aug. 16 to 20 to accommodate replacement of a gas main.

Portsmouth Avenue from Hampstead Heath to Princess Street and Princess Street to Howard Crescent are closed. Delays are expected between Old Quarry Rd and Princess as well. Detour routes will be in place. This closure is to accommodate sewer installation and improvements.

Lane closures are expected along Taylor Kidd Boulevard from Princess to Collins Bay Road from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. through Aug. 20 to accommodate line removal in preparation for microsurfacing.

Willingdon Street is closed from Earl to Johnson until Aug. 20 for water and sewer reconstruction by a contractor on behalf of Utilities Kingston.

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

On Henderson Blvd from Bayridge to Days (north side) pedestrians can expect limited access to the sidewalk through October as crews construct a new multi-use pathway. Traffic delays may also occur.

Along Portsmouth Waterfront Pathway the City has erected construction fencing to close access to the pathway and waterfront at the foot of Mowat Avenue and Yonge Street and east of Lakewatch Lane to accommodate pathway and shoreline improvements. The bridge will be removed at the same time. Construction will continue until fall 2021.

Calvin Park, Grenville Park, Hillendale, Polson Park and Strathcona Park – Expect local traffic disruptions and minor detours as a contractor prepares to line sewer mains on behalf of Utilities Kingston. The lining of the sewers will extend into summer. Roadways will be open to traffic. Please follow signage and yield to oncoming traffic as required.

La Salle Causeway full closure and lane closures:

Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise that, due to repair work, the bridge will have a lane closed from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. nightly from Aug. 17 to 20.

One lane remains open for alternating traffic. Watch for direction from flagpeople. Motorists should expect short delays. The bridge remains open to pedestrians and marine traffic will not be affected. Direct questions to [email protected].

Highway 15:

  • At Gore Road – work is scheduled 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily. Expect minor delays due to lane reductions to accommodate road and active transportation infrastructure improvements. Lane reductions will take place outside of rush hour, if possible. Details: Third Crossing website.
  • Gore Road to Highway 2 – expect delays until November to allow installation of a trunk water main by a contractor on behalf of Utilities Kingston.

Love Kingston Marketplace disruptions:

  • Market Street will be closed from Ontario to King until Oct. 31 to accommodate the Love Kingston Marketplace.
  • Temporary road closures may also occur on Sydenham Street and Princess Street. Watch for signage.

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 over the upcoming winter.

  • 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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