Traffic Report – Dec. 18 to Jan. 8

December 18, 2020

Motorists, cyclists and pedestrians: review the listing of streets and related messages below for travel information of interest to you.

The Traffic Report is on holiday next week. 

Please check www.CityofKingston.ca/RoadClosures for further traffic updates from Dec. 18 through Jan. 8. Any significant traffic disruptions will be sent out on the City’s Twitter feed @CityofKingston.

Traffic and pedestrian impacts this week:

La Salle Causeway lane closures

Expect short delays on the La Salle Causeway 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Dec. 22 due alternating lane closures to allow work by Public Services and Procurement Canada. Flaggers will direct traffic. The bridge will remain open to cyclists and pedestrians. Direct questions to tpsgc.biensimmobiliers-realproperty.pwgsc@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca.

Closures

  • Innovation Drive – John Marks to Innovation – closed through Dec. 24 to allow installation of a new water lateral. The extension of this closured is due to some issues from testing the pipe installation.

Delays

  • Glengarry Road – Portsmouth to Indian – expect short delays and a possible lane closure as a contractor working on behalf of Utilities Kingston installs a new sanitary sewer and upgrades water mains.

  • Grenadier Drive – at Windfield Crescent – expect delays while construction takes place around the Kingston East Community Centre site. Flag-people will be on-site to direct traffic (see “Sidewalk” impact, below).

  • Highway 15 – north of Sand Hill – expect to experience delays due to lane closures until Nov. 1, 2021 as crews replace a culvert. Please follow the direction of flaggers. Ontario highway updates are offered by the Ministry of Transportation.

  • Highway 33 – east of Collins Creek Bridge to west of Coronation Boulevard – expect delays due to construction to improve drainage. Construction barrels and flag-people will direct traffic around the work zone. Ontario highway updates are offered by the Ministry of Transportation.

  • Jackson Mills Road – near the K&P Trail – reduced to one lane for roadside safety improvements but remains open in both directions.

  • John Counter Boulevard – Princess to Indian – expect delays until the summer of 2021 while crews complete turtle-fencing and water main work.

Sidewalks

  • Grenadier Drive – at Windfield Crescent – expect construction around the Kingston East Community Centre site. The sidewalk on the south side of Grenadier Drive may be restricted weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. A flagger will be on-site to direct traffic and assist pedestrians.

  • Kingscourt Avenue – First to Third – West sidewalk closed to pedestrian traffic until further notice to allow the developer to access building lots and complete connections to municipal infrastructure. Please use the east sidewalk and follow posted pedestrian detours.

Lower Brewers Swing Bridge users:

Vehicles such as larger emergency vehicles and school buses are no longer permitted to cross this bridge. Parks Canada advises it has decreased the load capacity of this bridge from 10 tons to 3 tons. Built in 1984 to meet code for 10 ton capacity, it does not meet today’s guidelines and structural deterioration due to its age of has further decreased its load capacity. Design work for the Lower Brewers Swing Bridge is underway and it has been designated for replacement in 2021.

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