Weekly Traffic Report – May 13 to 19

May 13, 2022 -

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

LaSalle Causeway 

Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise motorists of a lane reduction on LaSalle Causeway for maintenance work during the following period:  

  • Monday, April 4 from to Tuesday, May 31  

During this period, there will be a lane closure will be taking place. Motorists should expect delays. 

From Monday, April 18, 2022, until Monday, May 31, 2022, Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) will have flaggers to direct traffic during rush hour as per public comments to PSPC. 

The days and hours that the flaggers will be there are Monday to Friday, excluding holidays as follows: 

  • 7 to 9:30 a.m. 
  • 3 to 6:00 p.m. 

Road Closures  

  • Hillview Road – Mona to Lincoln – closed May 17 and 18 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day for City of Kingston Forestry department to remove a large tree. Please note, local traffic will be accommodated during these times. 
  • 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 May 17 from 8 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. for Utilities Kingston to run hoses across Ontario St to fill the Confederation Park Fountain. 
  • Old Hillview Road – Hillview to the end of Hillview - closed May 17 and 18 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day for City of Kingston Forestry department to remove a large tree. Please note, local traffic will be accommodated during these times. 
  • Ontario Street – Brock to Clarence – closed May 17 from 8 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. for Utilities Kingston to run hoses across Ontario St to fill the Confederation Park Fountain. 
  • Palace Road – Brock to Johnson – closed until May 27 for road reconstruction by K. Mulrooney Trucking Ltd.  
  • Princess Street – Sydenham to Montreal – closed May 12 and 13 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day for road paving to be completed. 
  • Union Street – Gardiner to Yonge – closed May 16 at 7 a.m. to May 20 at 5 p.m. for the installation of new services to 585 Union Street. 
  • Wright Crescent – South Intersection of Palace to 16 Palace – closed until January 31st, 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. 

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.
    • MacDonnell Street – Earl to Hill  

Third Crossing roadwork on Highway 15 at Gore   

John Counter Blvd from Montreal Street to Ascot Lane 

  • Two lanes will be maintained on John Counter (JCB) for the north property owner (River Park) and south property owners 919 Montreal Street and 646 John Counter Blvd. When reduced to one lane with flagging, additional traffic control will be provided.  
  • The gravel driving surface on John Counter is a temporary but necessary measure as a holdover until paving can occur.  The gravel surface is being groomed on a frequent basis to reduce potholing and maintain drivability. 
  • Access from John Counter to Village on the River Apartments is currently shut down until approximately the end of June. 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. Two lanes will be maintained at all times but delays to be expected. 
  • Access to the Pittsburgh Library will be maintained at all times. 
  • Parking spots at the library may be reduced on the west side for grading of the new parking lot on Friday, May 20 as well as the week of May 23 – May 27. Parking on the east side of the parking lot will be maintained and spotters will be present to guide pedestrians and vehicles for alternative parking along the south side of Gore Road.  

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 June to help cyclists and pedestrians cross the road. 
  • The sidewalk on the north-east corner of Highway 15 – Gore intersection will be closed until late May/June. Please see sidewalk detour through Maclean Park in place to guide pedestrians. 

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

Fibre Installation on Ontario Street 

Expect a lane closure from April 19 to May 27 on the following streets: 

  • Ontario St from Gore St to Brock St 
  • Gore St from King St to Ontario St 
  • Earl St from King St to Ontario St 
  • William St from King St to Ontario St 
  • Johnson St from King St to Ontario St 
  • Clarence St from King St to Ontario St 
  • Brock St from Ontario St Easterly approximately 60 metres 

Please note Signalized intersections will be maintained with Kingston Police.  Traffic Control will be maintained by flag persons and one lane of traffic will be maintained. Where possible work will be completed in one block increments. 

Other Delays 

  • Brass Drive – Arnold to the end of Brass – Expect delays May 16 to 20 as crews will be working on the removal and replacement of existing road culvert at the end of Brass Drive near the K&P Trail. 
  • Brock Street – Westdale to Palace – expect a lane closure from May 6 to 27 for road reconstruction. 
  • Centre Street – Hillview to North End limit of Centre – Expect delays as crews will be working May 16 to 20 removing and replacing driveway culverts in preparation for road resurfacing. 
  • Front Road and King Street West – Sand Bay Lane to Country Club Drive – expect a lane shift until November 22, 2022 for the Portsmouth Pumping Station flow direction and Front Rd trunk Watermain interconnection. Please note lanes will be shifted but a lane in each direction will be maintained at all times. 
  • 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 – Sir John A MacDonald to Oakridge – expect a lane closure from May 6 to 27 for road reconstruction. 
  • O’Connor Drive – between Reservoir Entrance to Kingston Fire & Rescue HQ North Entrance - expect a lane closure from 7am April 4 to 7pm June 1 for the restoration of asphalt, curb and sod at this location. 
  • Princess Street – McMichael to 40 Metres West of McMahon – expect a lane closure from April 25 to May 13 for construction crews to complete underground water main work. 
  • Princess Street – between Westbrook and Collins Bay/Cataraqui Woods – expect a lane closure from January 17 to May 16 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. 
  • Princess Street – Sydenham to Montreal - expect a lane closure from 7 a.m. April 11 to 7 p.m. May 13, Len Corcoran will be installing new water services at 179 Sydenham St. 

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.  
  • Queen Street – Montreal to Wellington – expect a sidewalk closure from May 16 to 20 as various sections of sidewalk within these blocks will be reconstructed. 
  • 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 16th, 2022 to Wednesday October 5th, 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 1.0 km East of County Road 6 near Napanee ON. 

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