Road closures and traffic delays, week ending Feb. 5, 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 February 5, 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 turtle-fencing and water main work.

La Salle Causeway drivers can expect delays due to a lane closure from 8 p.m. Feb. 4 to 6 a.m. on Feb. 5 as Public Services and Procurement Canada conducts maintenance. Alternating traffic will be directed by flag-personnel. These closures will not impact cyclists or pedestrians. The schedule may change depending on weather conditions. Direct questions to: [email protected].

Taylor Kidd Boulevard from Collins Bay to Coronation (near the bridge over Collins Creek) will experience delays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 2 and 3 while crews complete maintenance. Watch for signage, construction barrels and flag personnel to direct traffic around the work zone.

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.

Third Crossing bridge construction will impact traffic along John Counter and Sir John A. Macdonald boulevards starting Feb. 1, 2021. Expect short delays as large trucks carrying Third Crossing bridge girders up to 150 ft long arrive over the next few months. Trucks are expected in the early afternoon twice a week. They will turn onto Sir John A. Macdonald from Highway 401 and then turn east onto John Counter to get to the bridge site where the roadway meets the Cataraqui River. Each truck will have car escorts to help guide it safely through town. 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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