Road closures and traffic delays, week ending Dec. 18, 2020

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 December 18, 2020. Full lists of closures and delays provided by the City of Kingston and the MTO can be viewed here and here.

Wolfe Island Ferry Docks’ changes

The entrance to the Kingston Dock is now at the intersection of Queen and Ontario streets. The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) asks motorists to follow the direction of dock attendants while navigating the new marshalling area. It is making improvements to the Kingston and Marysville Wolfe Island ferry docks. Visit the project’s website to learn more.

Expect a lane closure on Albert Street from Union to Queen’s Crescent until 5 p.m. on Dec. 11 to accommodate installation of a new storm sewer.

Minor delays and a possible lane closure are expected on Glengarry from Portsmouth to Indian as a contractor, on behalf of Utilities Kingston, installs a new sanitary sewer and upgrades water mains.

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 240m east of Collins Creek Bridge to 185m west of Coronation Boulevard due to construction to improve drainage. Construction barrels and flag-people will direct traffic around the work zone.

Delays are to be expected on Highway 15 north of Sandhill due to lane closures until Nov. 1, 2021 as crews replace a culvert. Please follow the direction of flaggers.

Drivers can expect delays along John Counter Boulevard from Princess to Indian until the summer of 2021 while crews complete turtle-fencing and water main work.

The north side lane of Johnson Street from Sydenham to Bagot will be closed from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 16 and 17 to allow for masonry work to Hotel Dieu Hospital.

Nelson Street from Princess to Mack, and Victoria Street from Princess to Durham will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Dec. 9 to accommodate a crane hoist

Sydenham Street from Queen to Princess will be closed from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Dec.17 for Night Hours programming.

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 flagman will be on-site to direct traffic and assist pedestrians.

The west sidewalk on Kingscourt Avenue from First Ave to Third Ave will be closed to pedestrian traffic until further notice to allow the developer to access building lots and complete connections to municipal infrastructure. Please use the east sidewalk and follow posted pedestrian detours.

LaSalle Causeway Lane Closures

Expect short delays on the La Salle Causeway starting 6 p.m. on Dec. 11 until 6 a.m. on Dec. 12 (inclement weather dates: Dec. 14-15) due to work by Public Services and Procurement Canada. Flaggers will direct traffic. The bridge will remain open to cyclists and pedestrians. Direct questions to [email protected].

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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