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Loyalist Township preparing for traffic disruptions due to truck convoy

Loyalist Township says that it is preparing for heavy traffic on secondary roads throughout the Township on Thursday, Jan. 27 due to a planned 401 truck convoy.

“The convoy is expected to pass through our area between 5 – 8 p.m. before stopping in Kingston. Public Works will implement several traffic restrictions to minimize impact on travelers & ensure public safety,” the township said in a press release.

“Local residents are advised to avoid County Rd 2 eastbound from Napanee to Kingston, County Rd 19 (Mud Lake Road) and County Rd 6 in the Odessa area where possible as 401 overflow traffic will likely impact these roads before spilling onto other roads throughout the Township,” the release continued.

The township advises motorists using the eastbound 401 Emergency Detour Routes (EDRs) to remain eastbound on the EDR to Kingston and not attempt to re-enter the 401 until after the Gardiners Road interchange.

Loyalist Township Public Works says that it will be implementing several traffic restrictions throughout the Township starting sometime after 2 p.m. on Thursday, as the truck convoy traffic approaches the Township. Those traffic measures are as follows:

  • Sharpe Road @ County Road 2 closed to all eastbound traffic. Local residents should utilize Brandon Road.
  • Maple Road @ County Road 4 closed to 401 eastbound traffic (local traffic only)
  • Simmons Road @ County Road 4 closed to 401 eastbound traffic (local traffic only)
  • Fred Brown Road @ County Road 4 closed to 401 eastbound traffic (local traffic only)
  • Mud Lake Road closed between County Road 2 & Mill Street at 2 pm. Local residents should utilize other local streets.
  • Mud Lake Road closed between Factory St & 401 eastbound off-ramp at 2 pm.
  • Northbound left turn lane at County Road 6 will be closed during heavy traffic periods. Local residents should utilize Old Wilton or County Road 6 northbound from Millhaven Road.
  • Traffic lights in Odessa will be adjusted tomorrow around 2 pm (for 24 hours) to maximize the east-west traffic cycle. Residents should expect significant delays around this intersection.
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