Road closures and traffic delays, week ending Oct 27, 2023

Construction at Westbrook Road at Princess Street, Oct 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 Oct. 27, 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.

Clarence Street will be closed from Ontario to King from Oct. 16 at 7 a.m. to Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. for the installation of a sanitary lateral. 

Dunham Street will experience delays at Dunham Park Entrance from Oct. 23 to 27 while contractors are completing intersection upgrades.

Elliot Avenue will be closed from Rockford to Wycliffe from Oct. 16 at 7 a.m. to Oct. 30 at 6 p.m. to install a pedestrian crossing on Elliot Avenue. 

Intersection upgrades are taking place at Lancaster Drive and Bentley Terrace. Drivers should expect delays Oct. 23 to 27 while contractors are completing the work. 

Lower Union Street will be closed from Ontario to the end of Lower Union on Oct. 24 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the arrival of the S.S. Keewatin event at the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes. 

Delays can be expected along Mona Drive at the intersections with Humberside and Lynwood until Oct 27 while contractors are completing intersection upgrades.

Ontario Street will experience closures at the following times:

  • Brock to Market – closed Oct. 24 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. to remove concrete barriers, planters and benches at City Hall. 
  • Gore to Lower Union – closed Oct. 24 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the arrival of S.S. Keewatin event at the Great Lakes Museum. 

Delays are expected along Princess Street from Collins Bay to Bayridge until Oct. 31 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. 

Also along Princess Street, from John Counter to Sydenham, drivers should expect delays on Oct. 26 and 27 for a contractor to complete sanitary sewer flushing and CCTV inspections. 

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 expected along Westbrook Road from Princess to Windemere until Oct. 31 for the construction of new sidewalks and road rehabilitation. 

The sidewalk along Clarence Street will be closed from King to Wellington on the North side from Oct. 23 to 27 for construction within the British Whig Parking Lot. 

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.

LaSalle Causeway:

Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) is 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.

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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