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Road closures and traffic delays, week ending June 18, 2021

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 18, 2021. Full lists of closures and delays provided by the City of Kingston and the MTO can be viewed here and here.

In the Bayridge West area – Frost, Wembley, Carnaby and Fleet – drivers can expect daytime lane closures through June 30 while crews rehabilitate the roadway and curbs.

Expect daily lane closures along Brock from Montreal to Sydenham (south side at Hotel Dieu Hospital) from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. until June 16 to accommodate elevated platform work.

Delays are to be expected on Gardiners Road from Princess to Fortune (South) due to lane closures from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. starting on June 8.

Garrett Street near Division will be closed until June 30 for construction staging. Local traffic may access Garrett Street from University Avenue.

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.

Johnson Street from Napier to Toronto will be closed for water and sewer reconstruction by a contractor on behalf of Utilities Kingston.

Napier Street from Brock to Earl will be closed June 17 to July 2 to allow for water and sewer reconstruction by a contractor 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.

Princess Street:

  • At Portsmouth – Princess will be down to a single lane at Portsmouth in both directions. All turns will be restricted and linear traffic flow through the intersection will be maintained. This lane reduction will accommodate sewer installation and improvements.
  • At Wellington – expect brief lane restrictions through June 18 as Utilities Kingston completes work in an underground vault on the northwest corner.

Delays are expected along St. Remy from Dalton to the end to allow a contractor, on behalf of Utilities Kingston, to clean and inspect the sanitary sewer as part of the Trunk Sewer Rehabilitation Project.

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.

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.

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.

Love Kingston Marketplace disruptions:

  • Market Street will be closed from Ontario to King from April 1 to Dec. 31 to accommodate the Love Kingston Marketplace.
  • Ontario Street from Clarence to Johnson will be closed to accommodate activities at these times:
    • 4 to 11:59 p.m. June 18
    • 4 to 11:59 p.m. June 19
    • 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. June 20

Third Crossing bridge construction:

  • Highway 15 at Gore: Expect short delays at this intersection as pieces of the main span of the bridge arrive over the next few months. The trucks, expected to arrive after morning rush hour, will turn off Highway 401 onto Highway 15 and then onto Gore to reach the bridge’s job site at the Cataraqui River.
  • Along John Counter and Sir John A. Macdonald boulevards: expect short delays as large trucks carrying bridge girders up to 150 ft long arrive over the next few months. Trucks are expected in the early afternoon and will turn onto Sir John A. Macdonald from Highway 401 and then turn east onto John Counter to get to the bridge site at the Cataraqui River. Each truck will have car escorts to guide it.

Visit the project’s website to learn more. Email [email protected] to connect with the Third Crossing project team.

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