Weekly Traffic Report – Feb. 5 to 12

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:

Closures

  • Bagot Street – Princess to Queen – closed 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 8 to allow a crane to hoist equipment onto a rooftop.

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

  • King Street – Yonge to Sir John A. Macdonald – 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Feb. 9 to allow Utilities Kingston to complete repairs to the sewer force main.

Delays

  • 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 – southbound paved shoulder south of Craftsman – expect crews be working 7 a.m. on Feb. 12 to 5 p.m. on March 19 to reconstruct a storm sewer outfall.
  • 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.

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

  • Third Crossing bridge construction impacts – along John Counter and Sir John A. Macdonald boulevards – Expect short delays as large trucks carrying Third Crossing bridge girders up to 150 ft long arrive over the next few months. Trucks are expected in the early afternoon twice a week. They will turn onto Sir John A. Macdonald from Highway 401 and then turn east onto John Counter to get to the bridge site where the roadway meets the Cataraqui River. Each truck will have car escorts to help guide it safely through town. Visit the project’s website to learn more. Email [email protected] to connect with the Third Crossing project team.

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.

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 2021-02-05 15:02:21 -0500