Road closures and traffic delays, week ending Sept. 2, 2022

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 Sept. 2, 2022. Full lists of closures and delays provided by the City of Kingston and the MTO can be viewed here and here.

Cassidy Street from Montreal Street to 30 metres west will be closed until Sept. 2 at 7 p.m. for new water services to Ongwanada.

Drivers can expect Concession Street to be closed from Princess to Leroy Grant (eastbound) on Aug. 30 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. for City of Kingston Forestry crews to remove a tree

At Front Road and King Street West from Sand Bay Lane to Country Club Drive, drivers should expect traffic delays due to lane reduction to a single lane in each direction until the end of 2022, as crews install a new watermain and sanitary forcemain for Utilities Kingston.

Garrett Street from Division to University will be closed from Aug. 29 to Oct. 16 for the installation of water, sewer and storm services.

Along Glen Cove Street from Lashford to Prince Charles drivers should expect delays as crews will be working until Sept. 7 to complete road resurfacing. 

Drivers on Glenmore Avenue/Lashford Street/Centre Street/Cross Street/Britt Street/Lea Place from Centre to Collins Bay should also expect delays until Sept. 7 to complete road resurfacing.

The sidewalk on the south side of Grenadier Drive at Windfield Crescent may be restricted on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. A flag-person will be on-site to direct traffic and assist pedestrians.

A lane closure is expected on Johnson Street from Barrie to Clergy until Oct. 3 for masonry work taking place at the St. Mary’s Cathedral.

Along Montreal Street drivers should expect a lane closure from John Street to 258 Montreal on Aug. 29 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to complete repairs to a damaged catch basin for Utilities Kingston.  

Drivers along Norman Rogers Drive from Mulcaster to Roden should expect a lane closure through August 31, from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. as contractors install new gas mains and services.

Stephen Street will be closed from Montreal to Patrick St. until Sept. 2 for the installation of sanitary sewer system and road reconstruction.

Sydenham Street from Princess to Queen will be closed every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. until Sept. 3 for the Sounds of Sydenham.

Wright Crescent from the south intersection of Palace to 16 Palace will be closed until Jan. 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.

The Rideau Trail, from Sherwood to Queen Mary, will be closed until August 31 at 5:30 p.m. for crews to replace sanitary main, install shoring and build a new gravel pathway. 

Robert Bruce Garage Closure 

  • The Robert Bruce Memorial Parking Restoration project is scheduled to get underway the first week of August and will be closed on Friday, July 29 in preparation for the work to commence. The work is expected to conclude in late November. 
  • The work will take place throughout both levels of the building for structural rehabilitation and building envelop rehabilitation, upgrading of lighting and repair/replacement of railings and bollards. Both parking levels will be closed to the public for the duration of the project.  
  • There is parking availability at both the Chown and Hanson parking garages in the adjacent blocks to the east and west of the Robert Bruce. 

Highway 33 Construction

According to Loyalist Township, Coco Paving has advised that construction will soon begin on Highway 33 from 225 m east of Sir John Johnson Drive easterly to 500 meters east of County Road 4. Construction activities consist of hot mix paving, grading and storm sewer repairs.

  • Traffic control measures began on Tuesday, June 28, 2022. Shoulder closures are in effect for the implementation of traffic control measures along Hwy 33.
  • Lane closures will occur throughout the construction season on Highway 33 daily from Monday to Thursday, 30 mins after sunrise to 30 mins before sunset, and Fridays from 30 min after sunrise to 11:59 a.m.
  • All lane closures are subject to change for unforeseen circumstances.
  • Full details of this construction are here.

John Counter Blvd from Montreal Street to Ascot Lane: 

  • Base asphalt paving for John Counter Blvd, Ring Road and Ascot Lane was completed on Aug. 25. Paving operations for the top layer are scheduled for mid-September. 
  • Road markings on John Counter won’t be in place until all the paving is completed. Lanes on John Counter will be delineated with traffic barrels until road painting can occur. 
  • Access from John Counter to Village on the River Apartments is currently shut down until approximately the end of August. These residents were notified to use their Montreal St access during the temporary closure to John Counter. 
  • Pedestrians will be able to use the temporary access path north of JCB which will be maintained at all times. 
  • Cyclists will be single file on JCB. Proper construction signage for cyclists will be provided. 

Highway 15 and Gore Road:

  • Construction work will continue in this intersection, weather-dependent. Two lanes will be maintained at all times, but delays can be expected.

General Notes: 

  • Access to the Pittsburgh Library parking lot has been moved to the new entrance at Point St. Mark, and access to the Pittsburgh Library will be maintained at all times.

The dates above will be subject to change depending on the weather.

Ministry of Transportation

Drivers are advised that Highway 401 eastbound and westbound near Napanee, Ontario, will be impacted due to construction activities including culvert replacement/rehabilitation, structural rehabilitation and paving operations, beginning on Monday, May 16 to Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022. 

Fidelity Engineering & Construction Inc. is the General Contractor performing the construction activities for the Ministry of Transportation under Contract 2021-4081. Highway 401 will be impacted by these construction activities from 1.4 km East of Palace Road to 1 km East of County Road 6 near Napanee ON.

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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