Third Crossing West Shore Designs Now Available

November 3, 2021

The final designs for connections to the Third Crossing bridge from the west shore of the Cataraqui River are now available. They include new and improved active transportation elements for all ages and abilities, including cyclists, pedestrians and multi-modal users.

“This is an opportunity for residents to see the road designs on the west shore that will connect to the new bridge,” says Mark Van Buren, Deputy Commissioner, Major Project. “The roadway designs offer safe and accessible facilities for all users including pedestrians, cyclists, wheelchair users, Kingston Transit riders, and motorists.”

Residents are invited to view the designs and ask questions of the project team at Get Involved Kingston from Nov. 3 to Nov. 24 at 4 p.m.

This engagement on the road designs and active transportation elements is focussed specifically on the connection between the bridge and Montreal Street, including the full reconstruction of the intersection at Ascot Lane and interim improvements at the intersection of Montreal Street and John Counter Boulevard.

The final designs for John Counter Boulevard between the bridge and Ascot Lane aims to achieve the following:

  • Enhance safety and connectivity for pedestrians and cyclists of all ages and abilities
  • Increase pedestrian facilities with new sidewalks, multi-use pathways, and crosswalks
  • Provide new cycling facilities including multi-use pathways and cycle tracks
  • Provide new signalized 4-leg intersection at Ascot Lane provides access to Riverpark neighbourhood to the north and Skyline apartments to the south
  • Improve entrance/exit for vehicles accessing commercial businesses located on south side of John Counter Blvd
  • Maintain full access for emergency service vehicles
  • Allow for future expansion of transit service along John Counter Boulevard

Interim improvements at the intersection of Montreal and John Counter

In 2020, the City received federal grant funding to enable enhanced improvements at the Montreal/John Counter intersection. These include new transit infrastructure and active transportation facilities for all ages and abilities (AAA) on the west shore of the bridge. Public engagement and design work on this AAA intersection project is scheduled for 2022, with construction tentatively scheduled to start in 2023.

Find out more about cross-rides, and watch a short, animated video to see how an all ages and all abilities (AAA) intersection works

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