Road closures and traffic delays, week ending Mar 22, 2024

Road closed sign. Photo by Jessica Foley/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 Mar. 15, 2024. Full lists of closures and delays provided by the City of Kingston and the MTO can be viewed here and here.

Reduced load restrictions are in effect in Kingston as of Feb. 26. Heavy trucks and loads are restricted on City roads, where posted. These restrictions help reduce damage to roads in the spring. 

Motorists, cyclists and pedestrians: review the listing of streets and related messages below for travel information of interest to you. 

LaSalle Causeway 

 Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise users that the LaSalle Causeway will be fully closed to motorists due to a major rehabilitation project during the following periods:  

  • Monday, March 18 to Thursday, March 21from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.  
  • Friday, March 22 at 8 p.m. to Monday, March 25 at 5 a.m.  
  • Monday, March 25 to Thursday, March 28from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.  

During these periods, all lanes will be closed to vehicular traffic in both directions. The sidewalks will remain open to pedestrians and cyclists. 

Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise motorists of an alternating lane closure on LaSalle Causeway for major rehabilitation during the following period:  

  • Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2023 to Tuesday, April 30, 2024 

During this period, one lane will be closed and one lane will remain open for alternating traffic. Motorists should expect short delays. Access will be maintained for pedestrians and cyclists.  

PSPC encourages users to exercise caution when travelling on the bridge and thanks them for their patience. 

Road Closures  

  • King Street – Place D’Armes to The Tragically Hip Way – closed March 15 at 11 p.m. to March 17 at 1 a.m. for event related parking and storage at Slush Puppie Place. 
  • Market Street – King to Ontario – closed March 16 at 4 p.m. to March 17 at 11:59 p.m. for St. Patrick’s Day programming at Springer Market Square. 
  • University Avenue – Union to Earl – closed until May 29 for the removal of debris from demolition and concrete deliveries at the Queen’s John Deutsch University Centre project.

Parking Disruption 

The Hanson 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, repainting, replacement of waterproofing materials, and upgrades to the building mechanical/electrical systems. The work is planned to begin the first week of February 2024 and conclude in late December 2024.  

The work will be completed in phases to allow the building to remain open to public parking for the duration of the project. It is anticipated that no more than 50% of the available 271 parking spaces will be closed at any time. There is also parking availability at the Chown Memorial and Robert Bruce Memorial parking garages in the two adjacent blocks to the west. 

Other Delays 

  • Queen Street – Montreal to Sydenham – expect an East bound lane closure until April 1, 2024. Detours will be in place for the duration of the lane closure. 

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