Weekly Traffic Report: July 1 to 7

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.  
  • Lower Union Street – Ontario to King – will be closed to through traffic from July 4 to Aug.12 to replace gasmains and services in the area. 
  • MacCauley Street – Wilson to Rideau Heights Community Centre – closed July 1 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for Canada Celebrations at Rideau Heights Community Centre and Shannon Park.
  • Ontario Street – Clarence to Johnson – closed from 8 a.m. on July 1 to 11 p.m. on July 3 for Bistro on Ontario for Ontario Street restaurants to setup extended patios. 
  • Ontario Street – Brock to Clarence – closed July 1 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the Canada Day Civic Ceremony. 
  • Sydenham Street – Princess to Queen – closed every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. until Sept. 3 for the Sounds of Sydenham. 
  • Wright Crescent – South Intersection of Palace to 16 Palace – closed until Jan. 31, 2023 for construction staging for 11 Wight Cres. Please note that access to Wright Cres will be through the North intersection of Wright Cres at Palace Rd. 

Annual Kingston Buskers Festival 

Expect the following closures between July 7 and July 10 for the Annual Kingston Buskers Festival: 

  • July 7 from 5:30 to 11 p.m. on Ontario St from Brock St to Johnson St. 
  • July 7 to 9 from 12:45 to 3:30 p.m. on Princess St from Bagot St to Wellington St
  • July 7 to 9 from 2:45 to 5:15 p.m. on Sydenham St from Princess St to Queen St 
  • July 7 to 10 from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Market St from Ontario St to King St 
  • July 8 from 5:30 to 11 p.m. on Ontario St from Brock St to Johnson St. 
  • July 9 from 2:30 to 11 p.m. on Ontario St from Brock St to Johnson St. 
  • July 9 from 8 to 11:30 p.m. on Princess St from Division St to Barrie St. 
  • July 10 from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Ontario St from Brock St to Johnson St. 

Third Crossing roadwork on Highway 15 at Gore   

John Counter Blvd from Montreal Street to Ascot 

  • Two lanes will be maintained on John Counter (JCB), when reduced to one lane, flagging and additional traffic control will be provided for north property owner (River Park) and south property owners 919 Montreal Street and 646 John Counter Blvd. 
  • The gravel driving surface on John Counter has been reduced to the intersection at Ascot Lane and will remain until paving can occur. The gravel surface is being groomed on a frequent basis to reduce potholing and maintain drivability. 
  • Road markings on John Counter won’t be in place until all of the paving is completed. Lanes on John Counter will be delineated with traffic barrels until road painting can occur.
  • Access from John Counter to Village on the River Apartments is currently shut down until approximately end of August. These residents were notified to use their Montreal St. access during this temporary closure to John Counter. 
  • Pedestrians will be able to use the temporary access path north of JCB which will be maintained at all times. 
  • Cyclists will be single file on JCB. Proper construction signage for cyclists will be provided. 

Highway 15 and Gore Road 

  • Construction work will continue in this intersection, weather dependent. Two lanes will be maintained at all times but delays can be expected. 
  • Access to the library parking lot has been moved to the new entrance at Point Saint Mark.
  • Access to the Pittsburgh Library parking lot will be maintained at all times. 
  • Although road markings have been initiated, any remaining line painting will occur in off hours in the intersection of Highway 15 and Gore Road. Delays can be expected. 

General Notes: 

  • The permanent traffic signals at the Highway 15 and Gore Road intersection have been officially activated. The cycling signals and road markings are anticipated to be completed in July to help cyclists and pedestrians cross the road. 

The dates above will be subject to change depending on the weather. 

Other Delays 

  • Arnold Drive/ Brass Drive/ Eunice Drive – Sydenham to end of Sydenham – expect delays from July 4 to 8 as crews will be pulverizing, re-grading and surface treating the road.
  • Front Road and King Street West – Sand Bay Lane to Country Club Drive – expect traffic delays due to lane reduction to a single lane each direction until the end of 2022, as crews install a new watermain and sanitary forcemain for Utilities Kingston.      
  • Glen Cove Street – Lashford to Prince Charles – Expect delays as crews will be working July 4 to 8 removing and replacing driveway culverts in preparation for road resurfacing.
  • Glenmore Avenue/Lashford Street – Centre to Collins Bay - Expect delays as crews will be working June 27 to July 1 removing and replacing driveway culverts in preparation for road resurfacing. 
  • Glenmore Avenue /Lashford Street/ Centre Street/ Cross Street – Centre to Collins Bay – expect delays July 4 to 8 as crews will be ditching in preparation for road resurfacing. 
  • Highway 15 – Main to Wellington – expect a lane closure June 27 to July 15 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for construction of a water main by Utilities Kingston. 
  • 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. 
  • Jackson Mills Road – McIvor to 1859 Jackson Mills – expect delays from July 4 to 8 as crews will be surface treating the road.  
  • Johnson Street – Victoria to Palace - expect minor traffic disruptions until July 8. This is for restoration work related to renewing aging water and wastewater infrastructure. 
  • King Street West – Albert St and Lower University Ave – expect lane restrictions July 11 to 15 as crews replace sewer mains 
  • Palace Road – Johnson to Brock - expect minor traffic disruptions until July 8. This is for restoration work related to renewing aging water and wastewater infrastructure. 
  • O’Connor Drive (East Section) – expect minor traffic disruptions due to lane closures, June 27 to July 8. A contractor is reinstalling asphalt after the completion of a dig behalf of Utilities Kingston
  • St. Lawrence Avenue – King to Stuart – expect lane restrictions from July 4 to 8 as a contractor will be replacing aging water and sewer mains. 
  • Woodbine Road – Woodbine & Collins Bay – Expect delays until July 8 at the Woodbine Road and Collins Bay Road intersection, for sewer force main construction. Lane closures and reductions/shifting will be in place until early July to help facilitate construction by a contractor, on our behalf. 

Sidewalks/Pathways    

  • Brock Street – Brock and Ontario – expect sidewalk restrictions near the northeast corner until July 8 as Utilities Kingston crews rebuild an underground electrical vault.
  • Dunham Park – Crews will be in the park until Sept. 30 replacing a portion of the pathway from Dunham Street heading north on the pathway, this work will also include a culvert upgrade. 
  • 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.  

Ministry of Transportation 

Please be advised that Highway 401 Eastbound and Westbound near Napanee Ontario, will be impacted due to construction activities including culvert replacement/rehabilitation, structural rehabilitation and paving operations, beginning on Monday, May 16 to Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022. 

Fidelity Engineering & Construction Inc. is the General Contractor performing the construction activities for the Ministry of Transportation under Contract 2021-4081. Highway 401 will be impacted by these construction activities from 1.4 km East of Palace Road to 1 km East of County Road 6 near Napanee. 

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