Road closures and traffic delays, week ending Nov 10, 2023

Construction at Queen’s University, Oct 2023. 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 Nov. 10, 2023. Full lists of closures and delays provided by the City of Kingston and the MTO can be viewed here and here.

Drivers should expect delays at Bath Road and Queen Mary for the Utilities Kingston NETS project.

Bayridge Drive from Woodbine to Cataraqui Woods will see delays until November 30 for Phase 1 of the Bayridge Drive cycling and pedestrian improvements.

Dunham Street will experience delays at Dunham Park Entrance while contractors are completing intersection upgrades.

Intersection upgrades are also taking place at Lancaster Drive and Bentley Terrace. Drivers should expect delays while contractors are completing the work. 

Delays can be expected along Mona Drive at the intersections with Humberside and Lynwood while contractors are completing intersection upgrades.

Traffic delays are expected along Princess Street from Collins Bay to Bayridge for the construction of new sidewalks and traffic signals along Princess Street. Please note that one lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction at all times on Princess St. 

Drivers can expect a closure along Queen Mary Road from Notch Hill to Greenview for the Utilities Kingston NETS project.

The intersection of Sir John A. MacDonald Blvd and Johnson Street will experience delays for the installation of a new high-pressure gas line for Utilities Kingston.

Taylor Kidd Boulevard from Collins Bay Road to 100 metres West of Collins Creek Bridge will experience a lane closure until 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.

Delays are also expected along Westbrook Road from Princess to Windemere until Nov. 10 for the construction of new sidewalks and road rehabilitation. 

The 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.

Brass Point Bridge – Parks Canada would like to advise the public of an upcoming bridge closure at the Brass Point Swing and Fixed Bridges expected to be from Nov. 6 to Nov. 24 inclusive. The bridges will be closed to vehicles and pedestrians, and detours will be in place for the closure. 

Remembrance Day traffic notes:

  • Bagot Street – Barrie to West – closed Nov. 11 from 10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
  • Barrie Street – King to Stuart – closed Nov. 11 from 10:20 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • King Street – Lower University to Barrie – closed Nov. 11 from 8:15 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • King Street – Barrie to West – closed Nov. 11 from 10:20 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Ontario Street – West to Gore – closed Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

LaSalle Causeway:

Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) is advising motorists and pedestrians of the full closure of LaSalle Causeway for the major rehabilitation during the following period: 

  • Monday, November 6 to Friday, November 10 from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.  

During this period, all lanes will be closed to vehicular traffic in both directions and the sidewalks will remain open to pedestrians and cyclists. 

PSPC is also advising motorists of an alternating lane closure on LaSalle Causeway for major rehabilitation during the following period:  

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

During this period, one lane will be closed and one lane will remain open for alternating traffic. Two flagpersons will be on site to direct traffic, and 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. 

Parking Disruptions

The Chown Memorial Parking Structure Restoration project is 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.

Note: The Chown Garage will also be closed from Friday, November 10 at 11 p.m. until Monday, November 13 at 6 a.m. 

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 40 per cent of the available parking stalls at a time. Up to 180 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.

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