Road closures and traffic delays, week ending May 12, 2023

Crews work at the site of a train derailment that required the closure of Bath Road from May 5, 2023 until at least May 8, 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 May 12, 2023. Full lists of closures and delays provided by the City of Kingston and the MTO can be viewed here and here.

The eastbound lanes of Bath Road, between Armstrong Road and Queen Mary Road, will reopen for the Monday morning commute.

On Monday, May 8 from 6:30-8:30 a.m. only:
All motorists can travel eastbound in the eastbound lanes only. Pedestrians will be able to cross Bath Road using the south sidewalk (next to the eastbound lane).
The Kingston Transit shuttle will be temporarily suspended. Westbound lanes will remain closed.

Full closure of Bath Road will resume at 8:30 a.m. and remain in place in place during the afternoon commute. Detours and the Kingston Transit shuttle will also resume at 8:30 a.m.

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. 

Drivers should expect a closure on Gore Street from Ontario to King until May 19 at 5:30 p.m. for crews to facilitate sanitary sewer separation work.

Lane closures will take place on McKnight Road, Patterson Road, Woodbine Road, Woodburn Road, Purdy’s Mill, and Flanigan Road from May 8 to May 12 while the contractor completes asphalt padding in preparation for Surface Treatment on these roads. 

Taylor Kidd Blvd from Collins Bay to 100 metres West of Collins Creek Bridge will experience a lane closure from May 3 to 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.

Queen Street will be closed from King to Ontario from May 8 at 7 a.m. to May 10 at 7 p.m. for tower crane setup, jersey barrier setup, line painting removals and new installations for the development at 18 Queen St. 

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.

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.

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 33 per cent of the available parking stalls at a time. Up to 150 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.

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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