Road closures and traffic delays, week ending Jan 19, 2024

Construction sign on Park Street, Jan. 2023. Photo by Jessica Foley.

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 Jan. 19, 2024. Full lists of closures and delays provided by the City of Kingston and the MTO can be viewed here and here.

An eastbound lane closure is expected along Queen Street from Montreal to Sydenham until Apr. 1, 2024. Detours will be in place for the duration of the lane closure.

University Avenue will be closed from Union to Earl until May 29, 2024, for the removal of debris from demolition and concrete deliveries at the Queen’s John Deutsch University Centre project.

Pedestrian Impact – Waaban Crossing Bridge – Mid-January 2024 

The City is performing some pipe maintenance on the underside of the Waaban Crossing. The maintenance is scheduled to take place on January 16 or January 17, depending on the weather forecast. The work is expected to take less than one day. 

The work will reportedly not affect vehicle traffic and will have minimal impact on pedestrians. The work will be performed from a bucket truck that will be parked on the Waaban’s multi-use pathway near the east shore. There will be 1.5 meters of space around the truck to allow pedestrians to safely pass the work zone. The work zone will have some fencing and a construction person to assist with pedestrian access when needed.

LaSalle Causeway:

Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) is advising motorists of an alternating lane closure on LaSalle Causeway for major rehabilitation during the following period:  

  • Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2023 to Tuesday, Apr. 30, 2024

During this period, one lane will be closed and one lane will remain open for alternating traffic. Two flagpersons will be on site to direct traffic, and motorists should expect short delays. Access will be maintained for pedestrians and cyclists.

PSPC encourages users to exercise caution when travelling on the bridge and thanks them for their patience. 

Parking Disruptions

The Chown Memorial Parking Structure Restoration project is underway. The work will take place throughout all levels of the building and will include efforts such as routine structural maintenance, renewal of waterproofing materials and upgrades to the building’s mechanical/electrical systems. The work is expected to conclude in late December.

The work will be completed in phases to allow the building to remain open to public parking for the duration of the project. Phased work areas will occupy a maximum of 40 per cent of the available parking stalls at a time. Up to 180 spaces will be out of commission. There is parking availability at the Hanson Memorial and Robert Bruce Memorial parking garages in the two adjacent blocks to the east.

Winter parking restrictions

During January and February — when the City of Kingston typically sees more frequent snowstorms which require snow plowing and snow removal operations — a parking ban is in place each night.

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