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Road closures and traffic delays, week ending May 28, 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 May 28, 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.

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.

Expect delays on Highway 33 from east of Collins Creek Bridge to west of Coronation Boulevard due to construction to improve drainage. Construction barrels and flag-people will direct traffic around the work zone.

Drivers can expect delays along John Counter Boulevard from Princess Street to Indian Road until the summer of 2021 while crews complete work associated with the road-widening project, turtle-fencing and water mains.

Johnson Street from Napier to MacDonnell will be closed May 17 to July 9 for water and sewer reconstruction by a contractor on behalf of Utilities Kingston.

King Street drivers should expect lane restrictions at Beverley on May 30 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. to allow Utilities Kingston crews to complete electrical work in the area. The side streets listed below will also be closed at King during this time (except to local traffic). Albert Street will remain open. Watch for flaggers to direct traffic.

  • Beverley Street – King to Edgehill
  • Collingwood Street – King to Queen’s Crescent
  • Lower University Avenue – King to Stuart
  • St. Lawrence Avenue – King to Stuart

The closure of MacDonnell Street from Brock to Johnson and Brock to Earl is in effect until June 4 for water and sewer reconstruction by a contractor on behalf of Utilities Kingston.

Market Street will be closed from Ontario to King from April 1 to Dec. 31 to accommodate the Love Kingston Marketplace.

Expect a lane closure on Montreal Street from Russell to Stephen from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 25 to accommodate tree pruning.

Ontario Street from William to Princess can expect lane closures until June 4, as indicated below, 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 side streets listed below will also be impacted with traffic disruptions, lane restrictions and parking space closures from Ontario to King:

  • William to Clarence– lane closure May 25 to 28
  • Johnson to Brock – lane closure May 28 to 31
  • Brock to Princess – lane closure May 31 to June 4
  • Ontario to King – William, Johnson, Clarence, Brock and Princess may also experience traffic disruptions, lane restrictions and parking space closures May 25 to June 4.

Portsmouth Avenue from Hampstead Heath to Princess Street and Princess Street to Howard Crescent will be closed until June 4. Delays are expected between Glengarry and Princess as well. Detour routes will be in place. This closure is to accommodate sewer installation and improvements.

Princess Street at Portsmouth will be down to a single lane in both directions until June 11. All turns will be restricted and linear traffic flow through the intersection will be maintained. This lane reduction will accommodate sewer installation and improvements.

Also along Princess Street:

  • Bagot to Wellington – expect the south side lane to be closed until June 4 to accommodate roof repairs.
  • At Wellington – expect brief lane restrictions until the end of May as Utilities Kingston completes work in an underground vault on the northwest corner.

Expect delays along Taylor Kidd Boulevard from Princess to Collins Bay from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 25 to 28 while crews seal cracks on the road.

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.

The Norman Rogers Drive to Herchmer Crescent Pedestrian Walkway will be closed until May 31 to accommodate installation of a new water main.

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.

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.

Lower Brewers Swing Bridge users:

Vehicles, such as larger emergency vehicles and school buses, are no longer permitted on the bridge. Parks Canada advises it has decreased the bridge’s load capacity from 10 tons to 3 tons.

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