Road closures and traffic delays, week ending Mar. 3, 2023

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 Mar. 3, 2023. Full lists of closures and delays provided by the City of Kingston and the MTO can be viewed here and here.

King Street will be closed from Place D’Armes to The Tragically Hip Way on Mar. 2 from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. for the Cure Cancer Classic event at the Leon’s Centre.

University Avenue will be closed from Union to Earl until Apr. 31, 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.

Pedestrians can expect a sidewalk closure on both King Street (from Princess to Queen) and Queen Street (from King to Ontario) from Jan. 23 to Feb. 28 for the development at 18 Queen St.

Parking Disruption

The City of Kingston provided these details about restoration work at the Chown Memorial Parking Garage:

The Chown Memorial Parking Structure Restoration project is expected to get underway in the coming weeks. 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 begin in early March and 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 25 per cent of the available parking stalls at a time. Up to 115 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. 

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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