Road closures and traffic delays, week ending Jun. 23, 2023

Construction crews work on the bridge over Collins Creek on Taylor Kidd just west of Collins Bay. 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 June 23, 2023. Full lists of closures and delays provided by the City of Kingston and the MTO can be viewed here and here.

Drivers can expect a closure along Alfred Street from Brock to Johnson until June 19 to facilitate the installation of new services on Alfred St.

Delays can be expected at Bath Road and Queen Mary Road until July 7 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.

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.

Highway 15 from Main to Hwy 2 will experience delays until July 7 for watermain upgrades on Hwy 15. 

King Street from Place D’Armes to The Tragically Hip Way will be closed June 19 to 23 from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. each day for the Queen’s University Convocation at the Leon’s Centre.

Drivers can expect a closure along Palace Road from Park to Carruthers from June 19 at 7 a.m. to June 30 at 7 p.m. to establish new services at 11 Wright Cres.

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.

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.

Road resurfacing and/or surface treatments will be taking place from Jun 19 to 23 and may potentially create delays on the following roadways:

  • Lemoine Point – Front to Lemoine Point Parking Lot
  • Old Sand Hill Road/Boundary Road – Sand Hill to South Lake
  • Patterson Road – Battersea to Mount Chesney
  • Woodburn Road – Hwy 15 to Joyceville

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.

The following roadways will be closed June 19 to 22 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day for the Skeleton Park Arts Festival Crosswalk Mural:

  • Alma Street – Patrick to York
  • Balaclava Street – Sydenham to Alma

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.

Queen’s Convocation will be held at the Leon’s Centre between June 19th through June 23rd. Parking in the downtown core around the Leon’s Centre will be limited due to increased demand.  

The Robert Bruce Memorial Parking Garage second level (Upper Bruce Lot) will be closed on July 4 for approximately two weeks to conclude the structural maintenance and renewal of waterproofing materials project started last year.  

School Streets Initiative 

The following streets are closed from 8:40 to 9:10 a.m. and 3:20 to 3:50 p.m. weekdays until June 29, 2023: 

  • MacDonnell Street – Earl to Hill 
  • Sydenham Street – Ordnance to Colborne 

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

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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