Weekly Traffic Report – Jan. 28 to Feb. 3

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

Road Closures 

  • King Street – Clarence to Brock – closed January 20 at 8 a.m. to February 22 at 6 p.m. for the Downtown Kingston! BIA related to an interactive installation called “IMPULSE!” in and around Springer Market Square. 
  • 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.   
  • Market Street – Ontario to King – closed January 20 at 8 a.m. to February 22 at 6 p.m. for the Downtown Kingston! BIA related to an interactive installation called “IMPULSE!” in and around Springer Market Square. 

Play Street/School Streets Initiative Closures   

Please direct questions to Kingston Coalition for Active Transportation (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.   

Third Crossing roadwork on Highway 15 at Gore    

  • The Pittsburgh Library sidewalk will be open to the public for use north of Gore Road. Signage will be set up to guide pedestrian/vehicular access to and from the library. Please see attached markup for directions and signage to be in place. 
  • Highway 15, Gore Road, and Pittsburgh Library entrance will be open for unimpeded traffic use from January 17, 2022 to Spring 2022. Construction is expected to resume in Spring of 2022. 
  • The NE corner of the Hwy 15/Gore Rd sidewalk will be closed until Spring 2022 for safety during the Winter. The sidewalk detour will be maintained through MacLean Park to Honeywood Ave. and to Greenwood Park Trail.  A sidewalk closure sign will remain in place with a detour route attached.  Please see attached sidewalk detour through Maclean Park in place to guide pedestrians.   

Review designs of the east shore roadwork on the Third Crossing website 

Other Delays:   

  • Bath Road – between Portsmouth and Grenville – expect a lane closure February 2 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the west bound curb side lane for a tree removal. 
  • 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.  
  • Gardiners Road – at Centennial and Creekford – expect some delays and short duration lane closures in the vicinity of the intersection from January 24 to February 4 as crews complete geotechnical investigation work. The intersection will remain open for movements in all directions. 
  • 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. 
  • King Street – between Princess and Queen – expect a lane closure February 1 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the south bound lane for a crane to hoist materials onto the roof of 368 King St.   
  • Princess Street – between Westbrook and Collins Bay/Cataraqui Woods – expect a lane closure from January 17 to April 30 from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day for the installation of turtle fencing. Please note that flag persons will be on site managing the traffic and one lane of traffic will be maintained. 
  • Sir John A MacDonald – between Glengarry and Avenue – expect a lane closure February 3 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the south bound curb side lane for tree trimming around high voltage power lines. 

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 2022-01-28 15:22:08 -0500