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. 12, 2021. Full lists of closures and delays provided by the City of Kingston and the MTO can be viewed here and here.
Division Street will experience a lane closure from Quebec to Pine until Nov. 19 for the rebuild of an utility access.
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. 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.
Delays are expected to continue on Henderson Blvd from Bayridge to Days through Nov. 12 as crews continue to construct a multi-use path on the north side of Henderson.
Johnson Street from Gibson (west corner) to Sir John A. Macdonald will be closed until Nov. 15 to accommodate road reconstruction work by Utilities Kingston.
King Street will see a closure from Barrie to Lower University on Nov. 11 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. for Remembrance Day Ceremonies. Local access and access from George St will be maintained and controlled by Kingston Police.
Drivers should expect closures and significant delays at the intersection of King Street West and Front Road until June 29, 2022, for the construction of Utilities Kingston’s Portsmouth Pumping Station flow direction project and Front Road trunk water main interconnection Phase 2 project. In the same area, from Sand Bay Lane to Country Club Drive drivers should expect significant delays due to east- and west-bound lane restrictions through 2021. A contractor is installing water and wastewater infrastructure on behalf of Utilities Kingston.
Ontario Street will be closed from Brock to Market from Nov. 8 at 7 a.m. to Nov. 12 at 5:30 p.m. for the installation of water services.
Drivers can expect delays and lane shifts at Princess Street and Parkway from Oct. 25 to Nov. 5, for construction of the North End Trunk Sewer by a contractor on behalf of Utilities Kingston. Right turn in/out only to Parkway while lane shifting is in place.
Delays are to be expected on Sydenham Road at the corner Sydenham and Burbrook from Nov. 8 to 12 as crews remove and replace a culvert crossing Sydenham Road running east/west on Burbrook Road.
Unity Road from Perth to Cole Hill will see delays from Nov. 8 to 12 as crews remove and replace a culvert crossing Unity Road.
Victoria Street will be closed from Princess to Durham on Nov. 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for a mobile crane setup for material hoisting.
Minor delays are expected on Weller Avenue from Nov. 9 to 12 as the road will be down to one lane at times. A contractor on behalf of Utilities Kingston will be working to complete gas infrastructure replacement.
The City has closed access to the Portsmouth Waterfront Pathway at the foot of Mowat Avenue and Yonge Street and east of Lakewatch Lane, to accommodate pathway and shoreline improvements.
School and Play Street Initiative Closures:
The following streets will be closed on a re-occurring basis as part of the Kingston Coalition for Active Transportation’s (KCAT’s) ‘School and Play Street’ initiative.
- School Streets – These streets will be closed on school days from 8:40 a.m. to 9:10 a.m. and 3:20 p.m. to 3:50 p.m. until June 29, 2022. Inquiries can be directed to KCAT at [email protected].
- MacDonnell Street – Earl to Hill
- Play Street – Cheryl Place will be closed using barricades and will be staffed by KCAT, which will manage essential vehicle access and access to driveways. This closure will reoccur on Tuesdays 6 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays 1 to 3 p.m. through Aug. 26, 2022.
Expect delays on Highway 15 as the City and Utilities Kingston improve active transportation and upgrade infrastructure. Work is being coordinated to manage traffic flow. The City and Utilities Kingston thank residents for their continued patience. Questions or concerns? Please use ‘contact us’ for the City of Kingston and Utilities Kingston.
Third Crossing roadwork on Highway 15 at Gore Road
- The southbound left turn lane from Highway 15 to Gore Rd will see delays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. from Nov. 8-12 to enable the construction of the retaining wall at the northeast corner of Hwy 15 and Gore. Two lanes of traffic will be maintained on Highway 15 at all times.
- Gore Rd west of Highway 15 will see delays from Nov. 11-12 to enable paving. Access to the library parking lot will be maintained, but delays may occur.
- Delays can be expected on Gore Road to enable storm sewer construction on the southeast corner of Hwy 15 and Gore. Two lanes of traffic will be maintained on Gore Road at all times.
- There will be work occurring next Sat. Nov. 13 for the installation of storm structures and pipe connections on the southeast corner of Highway 15 and Gore Rd. The work will continue from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rock excavation will be required for this scope of work, but kept minimal. Work will be performed within the current traffic set-up, so impacts to traffic flow will be minimal.
- The above impacts to the traffic will be subject to change depending on the weather.
- The roadwork related to the Third Crossing is being coordinated outside of rush hour from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., as best as possible. There will be some need for extended work hours and work during rush-hour, but short-term only.
- Any lane reductions at Highway 15 and Gore Road will be minimized.
- Traffic control and pedestrian plans include signs and on-site traffic controllers.
- Work continues until the end of 2021.
- Review designs of the east shore roadwork on the Third Crossing website.
Utilities Kingston work south along Highway 15
Utilities Kingston has modified controls to improve traffic concerns related to its work to install a trunk water main:
- Construction is underway:
- From Barriefield to north of Grenadier.
- Expect delays until the end of November.
- Portable traffic control signals have been removed and flaggers are now present to allow for improved flow of traffic.
Lower Brewers Swing Bridge – closed until further notice. Temporary bridge closure signs have been installed and detour signs will be installed shortly. Parks Canada is continuing with their efforts to replace the bridge over the upcoming winter.
- For access to Washburn Road (East of the Bridge): Washburn Road East of the bridge to Highway 15 remains open to local traffic only. Traffic from Washburn Road (West of the bridge), Sonneveld Road and Sunbury Road are directed to use Detour D-1 (Regional Road 12 – Sunbury Road East – Highway 15 South)
- For access to Washburn Road (West of the Bridge): Washburn Road East of Sonneveld Road and West of the Bridge remains open to local traffic only. Traffic from Highway 15 are directed to use Detour D-1 (Regional Road 12 – Sunbury Road West)