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. 6, 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.
Innovation Drive will be closed from Innovation to John Marks from 7 a.m. Aug. 11 until 7 p.m. on Aug. 18 to allow for installation of a storm sewer lateral.
Johnson Street from Napier to College will be closed through Aug. 27 for water and sewer reconstruction by a contractor on behalf of Utilities Kingston.
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.
Regent Street from Brock to Johnson is closed until Aug. 13 for water and sewer reconstruction by a contractor on behalf of Utilities Kingston.
Lane closures are expected along Taylor Kidd Boulevard:
- Princess to Collins Bay Road – expect a lane closure 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. on Aug. 5 and 6 to accommodate line removal in preparation for microsurfacing.
- Princess to Waterloo – expect a partial eastbound lane closure Aug. 3 to 6 as a contractor on behalf of Utilities Kingston completes cleaning and inspections as part of the Trunk Sewer Rehabilitation project.
Willingdon Street is closed from Earl to Johnson until Aug. 6 for water and sewer reconstruction by a contractor on behalf of Utilities Kingston.
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.
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.
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 – Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) advises of an ongoing lane closure for repair work from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. nightly Aug. 3 to 12. 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]
- 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.