Weekly Traffic Report – Dec. 3 to Dec. 10

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

  • Between Traffic Reports, check CityofKingston.ca/RoadClosures for updates.
  • Significant City and Utilities Kingston-related traffic disruptions will be sent out on the City’s Twitter feed @CityofKingston.

Road Closures

  • King St. West – Front to Auld – 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. 
  • Lower Brewers Swing Bridge – closed until further notice. Parks Canada is continuing its efforts to replace the bridge over the winter.  

Play Street and School Streets Initiative Closures

Please direct questions to Kingston Coalition for Active Transportation’s (KCAT) at [email protected] or [email protected].

  • Play Street – Cheryl Place is closed using barricades staffed by KCAT to manage vehicle access/ access to driveways. Closure repeats Tuesdays 6 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays 1 to 3 p.m. until Aug. 26, 2022. 
  • School Streets – These streets are closed 8:40 to 9:10 a.m. and 3:20 to 3:50 p.m. weekdays until June 29, 2022.  
    • MacDonnell Street – Earl to Hill ​​​​​​​

Expect delays on Highway 15   
Expect delays on Highway 15 as the City and Utilities Kingston improve active transportation and upgrade infrastructure. Follow @CityofKingston and @Utilitieskngstn for updates between Traffic Reports. The City and Utilities Kingston thank residents for their patience. Direct questions to ‘contact us’ at City of Kingston or Utilities Kingston.


Third Crossing roadwork on Highway 15 at Gore

  • Highway 15 as well as Gore Road will see delays and increased congestion to enable the construction of the traffic islands at the Hwy 15/Gore Rd intersection. Two lanes of traffic will be maintained during off and on peak at all times. 
  • Highway 15 as well as Gore Road will see significant delays and increased congestion to enable paving at the Hwy 15/Gore Rd intersection. It is necessary to reduce to one lane to allow proper paving to occur during both off and on peak hours.  Flaggers and paid duty officer will be present to guide vehicles through the intersection during paving operations.  Paving operations are expected to take up to 3 full days (7am to 7pm). Transit may be affected to some degree but will be flagged through as soon as possible at each occurrence.  Pedestrian flows could be impacted if crossing the street on hotly laid asphalt but will also be guided to minimize impacts. 
  • The above impacts to the traffic will be subject to change depending on the weather. 
  • The roadwork related to the Third Crossing is being coordinated outside of rush hour from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., as best as possible. There will be some need for extended work hours and work during rush-hour, but short-term only.  
  • Any lane reductions at Highway 15 and Gore Road will be minimized.  
  • Traffic control and pedestrian plans include signs and on-site traffic controllers.   
  • Work continues until the end of 2021.  
  • Work continues until the end of 2021.Review designs of the east shore roadwork on the Third Crossing website

Utilities Kingston work on Highway 15

  • Utilities Kingston has modified controls to improve traffic concerns related to its work to install a trunk water main. 
  • Construction is underway on Highway 15: 
    • From Barriefield to north of Grenadier.   
  • Portable traffic control signals have been removed and flaggers are on site to allow for improved flow of traffic

Other Delays:

  • Albert Street – between Brock and Johnson – Expect a lane closure from Nov. 15 to Dec. 10 for the installation of new water and sanitary services.
  • Albert Street – between Couper and Union – Expect a lane closure from Nov. 15 to Dec. 10 for the installation of new water and sanitary services.
  • Division Street – Quebec to Pine – Expect a lane closure until Dec. 10 for the rebuild of a manhole
  • Front Road and King Street West – Sand Bay Lane to Country Club Drive - 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. 
  • Grenadier Drive – at Windfield Crescent – expect delays to allow construction of the Kingston East Community Centre site. Flaggers will direct traffic. 
  • 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.  
  • Jackson Mills Road – near the K&P Trail – reduced to one lane for roadside safety improvements but remains open in both directions. 
  • Johnson Street – Clergy to Sydenham – expect a lane closure Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for City of Kingston Forestry Crews to complete tree pruning for new hydro pole construction.
  • King St. West – Sand Bay Lane to Country Club Drive – expect significant delays due to east and westbound lane restrictions through 2021. A contractor is installing water and wastewater infrastructure on behalf of Utilities Kingston.  
  • O’Connor Drive – Reservoir entrance to Kingston Fire & Rescue north entrance – expect a lane closure until Dec.10 to accommodate installation of a new trunk water main by a contractor on behalf of Utilities Kingston.  
  • Princess Street – 2666 Princess – expect a lane closure Nov. 12 to Dec. 23 for the repair and reinstatement of a sidewalk.
  • Princess Street – 70m North West of Indian Rd to 50m South East of Indian Rd – expect a lane shift taking place Nov. 30 to Dec. 17 for the work being completed at 1338 Princess Street.

Sidewalks/Pathways  

  • Grenadier Drive – at Windfield Crescent – 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.  
  • Portsmouth Waterfront Pathway – to accommodate pathway and shoreline improvements, the City has closed access to the pathway at the foot of Mowat Avenue and Yonge Street and east of Lakewatch Lane. 

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  • Dinah Jansen
    published this page in News 2021-12-03 14:02:35 -0500