Road closures and traffic delays, week ending July 12, 2024

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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 12, 2024. Full lists of closures and delays provided by the City of Kingston and the MTO can be viewed here and here.

As most in Kingston are aware at this point, the LaSalle Causeway is entirely closed to motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians at this time. A water taxi is now available to shuttle pedestrians across the river.

Albert Street will be closed from Princess to 486 Albert until Dec. 31 to accommodate construction activity and staging at 484 Albert St.

Bath Road from Concession to Queen Mary will experience delays until July 22 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day to accommodate roadway crack rehabilitation.

Delays can also be expected along Bayridge Drive from Princess to Taylor Kidd while a contractor begins Phase 2 of the Bayridge Dr Active Transportation Upgrades. For project details please visit Get Involved Kingston.

Drivers who travel along County Road 2 through Odessa will encounter intermittent lane closures beginning Monday, Jun. 17, 2024. Read more on this work in our previous coverage.

Delays are expected on Gardiners Road at Centennial/Creekford while a contractor completes intersection widening, traffic signal upgrades, and cycling and pedestrian improvements.

Hillcrest Avenue from Kingscourt to Seventh will be open to local traffic only until Sept. 1 for buried infrastructure replacement.

Highway 2 from Abbey Dawn to St. Lawrence will see a lane closure to complete enhanced flood protection of Abbey Dawn Road, Highway 2, and St. Lawrence Avenue. The lane closure will be controlled by a temporary traffic signal. For project details please visit Get Involved Kingston

King Street from Place D’Armes to the north end of King Street will be closed until Sept. 30 for the construction of a new storm sewer and roadbed. The road will be open to local traffic.

A lane closure is also expected along King Street, from Morton to Ellerbeck, on July 11 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. for City of Kingston Forestry crews to prune a tree.

Sir John A MacDonald Blvd will experience delays from Union to Princess until July 22 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day to accommodate roadway crack rehabilitation. 

Sydenham Street from Princess to Queen will be closed from May 23 to Sept. 27 for Downtown Kingston BIA Activations.

University Avenue will be closed from Union to Earl until July 31, 2024, for the removal of debris from demolition and concrete deliveries at the Queen’s John Deutsch University Centre project.

Highway 401 pavement rehabilitation

The Ministry of Transportation has advised that pavement rehabilitation will take place along Highway 401 between Westbrook Road to beyond the Hwy 15 Overpass, and on the Sir John A Macdonald Overpass. This work will consist of various lane and ramp closures over the next several months. Read our coverage here.

This week, the closures are as follows:

Hwy 401 Westbound – at Sydenham Road Off-Ramp – expect a lane and ramp closure during the following dates and times:

  • July 8 from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • July 9 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. 
  • July 10 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. 
  • July 11 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.  

Parking Disruptions

The Hanson Memorial Parking Structure Restoration project is now underway. The Hanson Memorial Parking Garage is located on Brock Street just west of Wellington Street. The work will take place throughout all levels of the building, and will include efforts such as routine structural maintenance, repainting, replacement of waterproofing materials, and upgrades to the building’s mechanical/electrical systems. The work is expected to conclude in late December 2024.

The work will be completed in phases to allow the building to remain open to public parking for the duration of the project. It is anticipated that no more than 50 per cent of the available 271 parking spaces will be closed at any time. There is also parking availability at the Chown Memorial and Robert Bruce Memorial parking garages in the two adjacent blocks to the west.

The upper level of the Robert Bruce Memorial Garage (also called the Upper Bruce, with access from Montreal Street) will be closed on Tuesday, July 9 and Wednesday, July 10 for maintenance. The Chown Memorial garage located at 197 Brock St. and Hanson Memorial garage located at 105 Brock St. are good alternative parking locations. The lower section of the Robert Bruce garage, accessed from Bagot Street, will remain open. 

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