Weekly Traffic Report – May 14 to 21

May 14, 2021

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

  • Albert Street – Union to Queen’s Cres. – closed May 17 to 21 for installation of electrical and communications duct banks.

  • Colborne Street – Division to Chatham – closed until 7 p.m. July 30 for construction staging.

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

  • Johnson Street – Napier to Toronto – closed May 17 to July 9 for water and sewer reconstruction by a contractor on behalf of Utilities Kingston.

  • Kingston Mills Road – Daylan to Station (Kingston Mills Swing Bridge) – closed 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 17 for bridge maintenance by Parks Canada. Direct questions to Allan Smollett, Park Canada Agency, 613-283-9735.

  • MacDonnell Street:

    • Brock to Earl – closed May 17 to 24 for replacement of underground utilities.

    • Brock to Johnson – closed May 17 to June 4 for water and sewer reconstruction by a contractor on behalf of Utilities Kingston.

  • Ontario Street:

    • Brock to Clarence – closed 8 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. on May 18

    • William to Princess – will be closed beginning the week of May 17 to allow a contractor on behalf of Utilities Kingston to clean and inspect the sanitary sewer as part of the Trunk Sewer Rehabilitation Project. The side streets listed below will also be impacted with traffic disruptions, lane restrictions and parking space closures from Ontario to King:

      • William Street

      • Johnson Street

      • Clarence Street

      • Brock Street  

      • Princess Street

  • Portsmouth Avenue – Hampstead Heath to Princess and Princess to Howard Cres. – closed to north and southbound traffic until May 31. Detour routes will be in place. This closure is to accommodate sewer installation and improvements.

Delays

  • Bath Road:

    • Canatara to McEwen – expect delays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 17 to 21 while crews mill and pave the roadway.

    • At Centennial – expect delays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 17 to 21 while crews mill and pave the intersection.

  • Calvin Park, Grenville Park, Hillendale, Polson Park and Strathcona Park – Expect local traffic disruptions and minor detours into the summer as a contractor prepares to line sewer mains on behalf of Utilities Kingston. Please follow signage and yield to oncoming traffic as required.

  • Grenadier Drive – at Windfield Crescent – expect delays to allow construction of the Kingston East Community Centre site. Flaggers will direct traffic.

  • Highway 15:

    • At Gore Road – work is scheduled 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily. Expect minor delays due to lane reductions to accommodate road and active transportation infrastructure improvements. Lane reductions will take place outside of rush hour, if possible. Details: Third Crossing website.

    • Washburn Road to Sunbury Road – expect single-lane reductions until November to accommodate the Rideau Canal Backwater Culvert project.

  • 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 work associated with the road-widening project, turtle-fencing and water mains.

  • King Street West:

    • Beverley to Centre (south side) – expect lane restrictions 9 a.m. to noon on May 17 as a contractor working for Utilities Kingston and Kingston Hydro works to replace a maintenance hole.

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

  • Montreal Street – Joseph to Rideau – one lane will be closed on May 16 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. while Utilities Kingston crews install a new gas service.

  • Portsmouth Avenue – Glengarry to Princess – expect delays until the end of May as a contractor working on behalf of Utilities Kingston installs a new sanitary sewer and upgrades water mains.

  • Princess Street:

    • Bagot to Wellington – expect the south lane to be closed 7 a.m. May 18 to 5 p.m. on June 4 to accommodate work to a roof.

    • At Creekside Valley – expect delays due to lane closures 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 17 to 19 as crews finish grading and paving the widened shoulder. Watch flaggers for direction. The road will reopen after 7 p.m. each night.

    • At Portsmouth – until the end of May, Princess will be down to a single lane at Portsmouth in both directions. All turns will be restricted and linear traffic flow through the intersection will be maintained. This lane reduction will accommodate sewer installation and improvements.

    • At Wellington – until the end of May, expect brief lane restrictions as Utilities Kingston works to remove and install equipment in an underground vault at the northwest corner of Princess and Wellington.

  • Taylor Kidd Boulevard:

    • Princess to Collins Bay – expect delays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 17 to 21 while crews seal cracks on the road.

    • Gardiners to Old Colony – expect delays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 17 to 21 while crews mill and pave the roadway.

  • Third Crossing bridge construction impacts: Visit the project’s website to learn more and email [email protected] to connect with the Third Crossing project team.

    • Highway 15 at Gore (see also “Highway 15” above): expect short delays as pieces of the main span of the bridge arrive. The trucks, expected to arrive after morning rush hour, will turn off Highway 401 onto Highway 15 and then onto Gore to reach the bridge’s job site.

    • Along John Counter and Sir John A. Macdonald boulevards: expect short delays as large trucks carrying bridge girders up to 150 ft long arrive. Trucks, expected in the early afternoon, will turn onto Sir John A. Macdonald from Highway 401 and then east onto John Counter to get to the bridge site. Each truck will have car escorts to guide it.

Sidewalks/Pathways

  • 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.

  • 100 Foot Park pathway – The lower pathway (nearest the waterfront) is now closed as the City readies to repair the lower pedestrian bridge after a regular inspection determined it needs repair. This pathway is closed and signage redirects pedestrians.

  • Kingston Mills Road – Daylan to Station (Kingston Mills Swing Bridge) – closed to pedestrians 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 17 to allow for bridge maintenance by Parks Canada. Please direct questions to Allan Smollett of Park Canada Agency/ Government of Canada at 613-283-9735 or [email protected].

  • Parkway – northerly to Portsmouth and North end to William Hackett Park – closed until Aug. 31 to accommodate construction of the North End Trunk Sewer by a contractor on behalf of Utilities Kingston.

  • Princess Street:

    • Bagot to Wellington – expect intermittent closures of the sidewalk 7 a.m. May 18 to 5 p.m. on June 4 to accommodate a crane lifting materials to a roof.

    • At Wellington – until the end of May, look for construction fencing and expect pedestrian impacts on the northwest corner as Utilities Kingston works to remove and install equipment in an underground vault.

    • At Portsmouth – expect delays as Princess will be down to a single lane in both directions and turning movement will be restricted until May 14.

Lower Brewers Swing Bridge users:

Vehicles, such as larger emergency vehicles and school buses, are no longer permitted on the bridge. Parks Canada advises it has decreased the bridge’s load capacity from 10 tons to 3 tons.

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  • Dinah Jansen
    published this page in News 2021-05-14 14:52:05 -0400