Road closures and traffic delays, week ending Jul. 21, 2023

Photo by Cris Vilela/Kingstonist.

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 July 21, 2023. Full lists of closures and delays provided by the City of Kingston and the MTO can be viewed here and here.

Drivers should expect delays at Bath Road and Queen Mary until Aug. 9 for the installation of new infrastructure crossing Bath Road. Please note that one lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction at all times on Bath Road.  

Bayridge Drive from Woodbine to Cataraqui Woods will see delays until Nov. 30 for Phase 1 of the Bayridge Drive cycling and pedestrian improvements.  

Dunkirk Avenue will be closed from Fergus to Alfred until Sept. 1 for road reconstruction. Local pedestrian access and traffic will be maintained during this time.

George Street in Barriefield will be closed from Wellington to Regent/Regent to James until Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. for the Utilities Kingston project for watermain upgrades. Please note that only one section of George Street will be closed at a time.

Highway 15 from Main to Hwy 2 will experience delays until Aug 4 for watermain upgrades on Hwy 15. 

An event at the Leon’s Centre will close King Street from Place D’Armes to The Tragically Hip Way from July 20 at 6:30 a.m. to July 23 at 11:59 p.m.

Delays are expected along Princess Street from Collins Bay to Bayridge from July 17 to Oct. 31 for the construction of new sidewalks and traffic signals along Princess Street. Please note that one lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction at all times on Princess St. 

Drivers can expect a closure along Queen Mary Road from Bath to Notch Hill until Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. for the Utilities Kingston NETS project.

Sir John A MacDonald Blvd from Union to King will be closed from July 21 at 7: 30 a.m. to July 26 at 4:30 p.m. for the installation of a new high pressure gas main for Utilities Kingston.

Sydenham Street will be closed from Queen to Princess until Sept. 5 for Downtown Kingston activations.

Taylor Kidd Boulevard from Collins Bay Road to 100 metres West of Collins Creek Bridge will experience a lane closure until Nov. 15 for the Collins Creek Bridge Rehabilitation project. Please note, Taylor Kidd will require the reduction from a two-lane to a single-lane roadway and the lane closures will be controlled with Temporary Traffic Signals for the duration of the project.

Along Union Street, the area from Sir John A MacDonald to Alwington will be closed until July 20 at 4:30 p.m. for the installation of a new high pressure gas main for Utilities Kingston.

University Avenue will be closed from Union to Earl until Dec. 22, 2023, at 7 p.m. for the removal of debris from demolition and concrete deliveries at the Queen’s John Deutsch University Centre project.

Wright Crescent from the south intersection of Palace to 16 Palace will be closed until Oct. 31, 2023, for construction staging for 11 Wright Cres. Please note that access to Wright Cres will be through the north intersection of Wright Cres at Palace Rd.

The Rideau Trail will be closed from Queen Mary to Parkway for crews to replace the sanitary main, install shoring and build a new gravel pathway. The City did not provide an expected completion date for this project.

Parking Disruption

The Chown Memorial Parking Structure Restoration project is now 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.

Centre 70 – Public EV charging stations at Centre 70 will be unavailable until late October 2023 due to the seasonal relocation of the sleeping cabins to this site. The City apologizes for the temporary inconvenience.

The Robert Bruce Memorial Parking Garage’s second level will be closed for approximately two weeks beginning July 4th to conclude the structural maintenance and renewal of waterproofing materials project started last year. 

A large event will be held at the Leon’s Centre from Thursday, Jul. 20 to Sunday, Jul. 23. Parking in the downtown core around the Leon’s Centre will be limited due to increased demand. The Frontenac Lot will be closed to general parkers from Thursday to Sunday and the Doug Fluhrer lot will be closed from Friday to Sunday. 

Play Streets Initiative

The following street will be closed from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Mondays until August 28, 2023: 

  • Thomas Street – Cowdy to Patrick 

Please direct questions to Kingston Coalition for Active Transportation (KCAT) at [email protected].

Lower Brewers Swing Bridge – closed until further notice. Temporary bridge closure signs and detour signs have been installed. Parks Canada is continuing with their efforts to replace the bridge.

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