Weekly Traffic Report – April 1 to 9

April 1, 2021

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

Check www.CityofKingston.ca/RoadClosures for traffic. Significant City or Utilities Kingston-related traffic disruptions will also be sent out on the City’s Twitter feed @CityofKingston.

Traffic and pedestrian impacts this week:

Load restrictions in effect: until April 30, heavy trucks and loads are restricted on City roads, where posted. These restrictions help reduce damage to roads in the spring.


  • Garrett Street – near Division – closed until June 30 for construction staging. Local traffic may access Garrett Street from University Avenue.

  • Market Street – Ontario to King – closed until Dec. 31 to accommodate the Love Kingston Marketplace.


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

  • Highway 15 – Washburn Road and Sunbury Road – expect single-lane reductions until November to accommodate the Rideau Canal Backwater Culvert project.

  • 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 increased delays until the summer of 2021 while crews complete work associated with the road-widening project, turtle-fencing and water mains.

  • King Street:

    • At Beverley – expect lane restrictions starting April 12 as a contractor working for Utilities Kingston and Kingston Hydro works to replace a maintenance hole.

    • Collingwood to Lower University – expect delays over the next few weeks as Utilities Kingston crews replace hydro poles in the area.

  • Portsmouth Avenue – Glengarry to Princess – expect delays beginning April 6 as a contractor working on behalf of Utilities Kingston installs a new sanitary sewer and upgrades water mains.

  • Princess Street – West of Midland – expect a lane closure until April 9 to accommodate construction. Please see “Sidewalks” below.

  • Wilson Street – Compton to Weller – expect a lane closure from April 6 to 9 to accommodate water main work.

  • Third Crossing bridge construction impacts: Visit the project’s website to learn more and email [email protected] to connect with the Third Crossing project team.

    • Highway 15 at Gore: expect short delays as pieces of the main span of the bridge arrive over the next few months. The trucks, expected to arrive after morning rush hour, will turn off Highway 401 onto Highway 15 and then onto Gore to reach the bridge’s job site at the Cataraqui River.

    • Along John Counter and Sir John A. Macdonald boulevards: expect short delays as large trucks carrying bridge girders up to 150 ft long arrive over the next few months. Trucks are expected in the early afternoon and will turn onto Sir John A. Macdonald from Highway 401 and then turn east onto John Counter to get to the bridge site at the Cataraqui River. Each truck will have car escorts to guide it.


  • 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.

  • 100 Foot Park pathway – The lower pathway (nearest the waterfront) is now closed as the City readies to repair the lower pedestrian bridge after a regular inspection determined it needs repair. This pathway is closed and signage is in place to redirect pedestrians.

  • Norman Rogers Drive to Herchmer Crescent Pedestrian Walkway – closed from April 10 to 18 to accommodate installation of a new water main.

  • Parkway – northerly to Portsmouth and North end to William Hackett Park – closed until Aug. 31 to accommodate construction of the North End Trunk Sewer by a contractor on behalf of Utilities Kingston.

  • Princess Street – west of Midland – expect a temporary sidewalk routed around a construction site until April 9. Please follow signage.

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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  • Dinah Jansen
    published this page in News 2021-04-01 15:39:24 -0400