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 30, 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. until 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.
Graham Street is closed from Brock to Johnson until Aug. 6 for water and sewer reconstruction by a contractor on behalf of Utilities Kingston.
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.
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.
The intersection of King Street West and Front Road will be closed until June 29, 2022, for the construction of Utilities Kingston’s Portsmouth Pumping Station flow direction project and Front Road trunk watermain interconnection Phase 2 project. In the same area, from Sand Bay Lane to Country Club Drive drivers should expect significant delays due to east- and west-bound lane restrictions through 2022. A contractor is installing water and wastewater 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.
Regent Street from Brock to Johnson is closed until Aug 13 for water and sewer reconstruction by a contractor on behalf of Utilities Kingston.
A closure will occur on Rose Abbey Drive from Grenadier to Gore from 8 a.m. on July 27 until 5 p.m. July 30 for the installation of four new water and sewer services by Utilities Kingston
Victoria Street will be closed from Princess to Durham from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 28 to allow a crane lift of building materials.
Weller Avenue from Montreal to Daly will experience delays due to a lane closure 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. until Aug. 2 to allow a contractor to replace a gas main on behalf of Utilities Kingston.
Willingdon Street is closed from Earl to Johnson until Aug. 6 for water and sewer reconstruction by a contractor 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.
On Henderson Blvd from Bayridge to Days (north side) pedestrians can expect limited access to the sidewalk through October as crews construct a new multi-use pathway.
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].
Wolfe Island Ferry – Expect longer than usual waiting times on the Civic Holiday weekend as higher volumes of traffic are expected travelling to and from Wolfe Island. Consider alternative transportation options such as walking on the ferry and using public transportation. Parking is available in Kingston. Walk-on shuttle service is available on Wolfe Island between Dawson Point and Marysville. For real-time ferry updates, follow @wolfeislander3 on Twitter
- 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 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.
- Ontario Street will be closed from Clarence to Johnson on July 30, 31 and Aug. 1 from 4 to 11:59 p.m. and Aug. 2 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Temporary road closures may also occur on Sydenham Street and Princess Street. Watch for signage.