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 16, 2021. Full lists of closures and delays provided by the City of Kingston and the MTO can be viewed here and here.
Drivers can expect delays on Cataraqui Woods Drive from Gardiners to Clyde due to lane closures from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Daly Street from Weller to MacCauley will experience delays due to a lane closure from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 5 to Aug. 2 for a gas main replacement.
Drivers heading southbound on Gardiners Road can expect delays from Princess to Fortune due to lane closures from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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. 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.
Henderson Blvd from Bayridge Drive to Days Road will see crews on-site July 12 to 16 to prepare for construction of a new multi-use path on the north side of Henderson.
Johnson Street from Napier to College will be closed through Aug. 27 for water and sewer reconstruction by a contractor on behalf of Utilities Kingston.
Lane reductions and delays are expected along King Street West from Sand Bay Lane to Country Club Drive starting early July and extending through to the end of 2021 as a contractor installs new infrastructure on behalf of Utilities Kingston.
Portsmouth Avenue from Hampstead Heath to Princess Street and Princess Street to Howard Crescent are closed. Delays are expected between Old Quarry Rd and Princess as well. Detour routes will be in place. This closure is to accommodate sewer installation and improvements. Delays are also expected at Philips from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on July 14 as part of the sewer rehabilitation construction.
Weller Avenue from Montreal to Daly will experience delays due to a lane closure 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 5 to Aug. 2 to allow a contractor to replace a gas main on behalf of Utilities Kingston.
The lower pathway (nearest the waterfront) at 100 Foot Park pathway is now closed as the City readies to repair the lower pedestrian bridge after a regular inspection determined it is in need of repair. This pathway will be closed for a number of weeks and signage is in place to redirect pedestrians. The remainder of the park and pathway are open.
Along Portsmouth Waterfront Pathway the City will erect construction fencing at the beginning of July to close access to the pathway and waterfront at the foot of Mowat Avenue and Yonge Street and east of Lakewatch Lane to accommodate pathway and shoreline improvements. The bridge will be removed at the same time. Construction will continue until fall 2021.
Calvin Park, Grenville Park, Hillendale, Polson Park and Strathcona Park – Expect local traffic disruptions and minor detours as a contractor prepares to line sewer mains on behalf of Utilities Kingston. The lining of the sewers will extend into summer. Roadways will be open to traffic. Please follow signage and yield to oncoming traffic as required.
La Salle Causeway – Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) advises of an ongoing lane closure for repair work 9:30 a.m. to noon and 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. nightly through July 31. One lane remains open for alternating traffic. Watch for direction from flagpeople. Motorists should expect short delays. The bridge remains open to pedestrians and marine traffic will not be affected. Direct questions to [email protected].
- At Gore Road – work is scheduled 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily. Expect minor delays due to lane reductions to accommodate road and active transportation infrastructure improvements. Lane reductions will take place outside of rush hour, if possible. Details: Third Crossing website.
- Gore Road to Highway 2 – expect delays starting July 5 and until November to allow installation of a trunk water main by a contractor on behalf of Utilities Kingston.
Love Kingston Marketplace disruptions:
- Market Street will be closed from Ontario to King from April 1 to Oct. 31 to accommodate the Love Kingston Marketplace.
- Temporary road closures may also occur on Ontario Street, Sydenham Street, and Princess Street. Watch for signage.