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. 27, 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.
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.
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.
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.
Along Princess Street at Centennial Drive, the right lane for east-bound traffic will be closed from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Aug. 25 to Aug. 26 for water service.
Delays and a lane closure are to be expected on Weller Avenue from Montreal to Daly for three weeks starting Aug. 23 for a contractor on behalf of Utilities Kingston to replace a gas main in the area.
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.
- 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.
- Pittsburgh Public Library parking lot – closed for a week from Aug. 23 to Aug. 27.
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)