Those who frequently traverse Bath Road between Coverdale Drive and Collins Bay Road should prepare for a slower commute as the City of Kingston begins work on the multi-use path that will run alongside that stretch of the road.
The section of Bath Road will be reduced to one eastbound lane beginning Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018 and will remain that way through September, according to a press release from the City of Kingston.
“We want to let everyone know this great active transportation project will soon be underway. You’ll notice crews installing signage and moving traffic control equipment starting today, but this project will not impact traffic until next Wednesday,” said Anthony Simmons, manager of construction for the City.
The bikeway and multi-use path will connect two existing portions of the Waterfront Trail, making it a more accessible and attractive choice for those who want to walk, cycle, or use a wheelchair to get to their destination, the City said.
Construction of the path was originally to begin last year, however, those plans were delayed due to erosion of the shoreline caused by the high water levels in 2017, and repairs were required to address the erosion issues.
The Bath Road multi-use path is supported by $268,500 in funds from the provincial government through the Ontario Municipal Cycling Infrastructure Program. Go to www.cityofkingston.ca/city-hall/projects-construction/bath-road-bikeway to find out more about the Bath Road multi-use path.