Road closures and traffic delays, week ending Jan 14, 2022

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 Jan. 14, 2022. Full lists of closures and delays provided by the City of Kingston and the MTO can be viewed here and here.

At Front Road and King Street West from Sand Bay Lane to Country Club Drive, drivers should expect significant delays due to east- and west-bound lane restrictions through 2022. A contractor is installing water and wastewater infrastructure on behalf of Utilities Kingston.

Delays on Grenadier Drive at Windfield Crescent continue to 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.

King St. West from Front to Auld will be closed until June 29, 2022, for the construction of Utilities Kingston’s Portsmouth Pumping Station flow direction project and Front Road trunk watermain Phase 2 project.

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.

LaSalle Causeway:

Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise motorists of an alternating lane reduction on LaSalle Causeway for repair work during the following period: 

  • Monday, Jan. 10 to Thursday, Jan. 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day 

During this period, one lane will be reduced, and one lane will remain open for alternating traffic. Two flagpersons will be on-site to direct traffic. Motorists should expect short delays. There will be a temporary sidewalk diversion to ensure access to pedestrians. PSPC encourages users to exercise caution when travelling on the bridge and thanks them for their patience. 

School and Play Street Initiative Closures:

Please note the Play Street/School Street Initiative is expected to resume on Jan. 18, 2022. 

  • 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.

Highway 15:

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

  • Highway 15 and Gore Road intersection will see slight delays and increased congestion to enable electrical cable installation and de-mobilization of construction equipment/machinery. Two lanes of traffic will be maintained at all times. 
  • The Pittsburgh Library sidewalk will be open to the public for use north of Gore Road. Signage will be set up to guide pedestrian/vehicular access to and from the library. 
  • Review designs of the east shore roadwork on the Third Crossing website.

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)
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