Road closures and traffic delays, week ending Jun. 30, 2023

Construction on University Avenue at Union Street, fall 2022. 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 30, 2023. Full lists of closures and delays provided by the City of Kingston and the MTO can be viewed here and here.

Balaclava Street from Sydenham to Alma will be closed June 23 to 27 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day for the Skeleton Park Arts Festival Crosswalk Mural.

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. 

Drivers can expect a closure along Palace Road from Park to Carruthers until 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.

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.

Loyalist Township has advised of the following road closures in Bath, Ontario for Canada Day, Saturday, Jul. 1, 2023:

  • Church Street will be closed from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. between Academy Street and the Bath Public School located at 247 Church Street.
  • An additional temporary road closure will take place beginning at 1 p.m. for the annual Bath Canada Day Parade. The parade will leave from the Bath Public School (247 Church Street), travelling south to the intersection of Main Street.
  • Main Street at Country Club Drive and Main Street at Church Street will have a full closure starting at 1 p.m. when the parade starts. Side streets and Main Street will reopen as the end of the parade passes.
  • The closure at Factory Street to Country Club Drive will remain in place for approximately 1 hour beginning at 2 p.m. and will re-open following the parade operations.

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 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

Beverley Street from Union to Queen will closed June 30 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for Play Street to celebrate end of school year and beginning of Canada Day weekend. 

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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