Road closures and traffic delays, week ending May 5, 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 5, 2023. Full lists of closures and delays provided by the City of Kingston and the MTO can be viewed here and here.

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 from Apr. 28 at 7 a.m. to May 19 at 5:30 p.m. for crews to facilitate sanitary sewer separation work.

Market Street will be closed from Ontario to King from May 3 at 7:30 a.m. to May 5 at 4 p.m. for the investigation and repair of a sinkhole on Ontario St.

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.  

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.

A lane closure is expected on the Waaban Crossing on May 4 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. for crews to fix street light fixtures. Travel in both directions will be maintained with flagpersons in place. 

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 sanitary main, install shoring and build a new gravel pathway.  

Ontario, Queen, and King Street Road Closures  

Several road closures along King Street and Ontario Street are planned from May 1 to May 5 to support development, utility work, and roadway repairs. These closures will maintain local access however traffic will be detoured and there may be localized delays. The details of the specific closures are as follows: 

  • King Street from Queen to Barrack will be closed May 1 at 7 a.m. to May 2 at 7 p.m. for the installation of utilities to 18 Queen St. Local traffic will be maintained during this time. 
  • King Street from Princess to Queen will be closed May 5 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for the installation of utilities to 18 Queen St. Local traffic will be maintained during this time. 
  • Ontario Street from Earl to Lower Union will be closed May 1 at 7 a.m. to May 5 at 5:30 p.m. to facilitate the sanitary sewer separation work into the intersection of Ontario St and Gore St. 
  • Ontario Street from Brock to Clarence will be closed May 3 at 7:30 a.m. to May 5 at 4 p.m. for underground investigation and roadway on Ontario St. 
  • Queen Street from King to Ontario will be closed May 3 at 7 a.m. to May 4 at 7 p.m. for the installation of utilities at 18 Queen St. Local traffic will be maintained during this time. 

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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