Weekly Traffic Report – Nov. 19 to Nov. 25 November 17, 2021

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

  • Between Traffic Reports, check CityofKingston.ca/RoadClosures for updates.
  • Significant City and Utilities Kingston-related traffic disruptions will be sent out on the City’s Twitter feed @CityofKingston.

Road Closures

  • Johnson Street – Gibson (west corner) to Sir John A. Macdonald – closed until Nov. 22 to accommodate road reconstruction work by Utilities Kingston.   
  • 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. 
  • King Street – Tragically Hip Way to Place D’Armes – Closed Nov. 21 for Women’s Hockey Rivalry Series bus and trailer parking.
  • Lower Brewers Swing Bridge – closed until further notice. Parks Canada is continuing its efforts to replace the bridge over the winter.  
  • Montreal Street – Ordnance to Queen – closed Nov. 23 and 24 from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day for the reinstatement of asphalt.
  • Princess Street – Innovation Park to Ontario – closed Nov. 20 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for the Nighttime Santa Claus Parade.
  • Sydenham Street – Princess to Queen – closed Nov. 19 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. for the Downtown Business Association Festive Fridays.
  • Sydenham Street – Princess to Queen – closed Nov. 23 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a crane to lift materials onto the second floor of 179 Sydenham.

Play Street and School Streets Initiative Closures

Please direct questions to Kingston Coalition for Active Transportation’s (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

Expect delays on Highway 15   

Expect delays on Highway 15 as the City and Utilities Kingston improve active transportation and upgrade infrastructure. Follow @CityofKingston and @Utilitieskngstn for updates between Traffic Reports. The City and Utilities Kingston thank residents for their patience. Direct questions to ‘contact us’ at City of Kingston or Utilities Kingston.

Third Crossing roadwork on Highway 15 at Gore

  • Highway 15 will see delays and increased congestion to enable the construction of the traffic islands at Gore Road for the full week from Nov. 22-27. Two lanes of traffic will be maintained on Highway 15 at all times. This condition will continue for the next 2-3 weeks for the construction of flat works and asphalt paving.
  • The Pittsburgh Library parking lot will experience delays in the morning on Friday, Nov. 26 to enable the sidewalk construction at the Pittsburgh Library. Traffic control staff will be in place to guide vehicles and pedestrians.
  • The above impacts to the traffic will be subject to change depending on the weather.
  • The roadwork related to the Third Crossing is being coordinated outside of rush hour from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., as best as possible. There will be some need for extended work hours and work during rush-hour, but short-term only. 
  • Any lane reductions at Highway 15 and Gore Road will be minimized. 
  • Traffic control and pedestrian plans include signs and on-site traffic controllers.  

Work continues until the end of 2021. Review designs of the east shore roadwork on the Third Crossing website.

Utilities Kingston work on Highway 15

  • Utilities Kingston has modified controls to improve traffic concerns related to its work to install a trunk water main. 
  • Construction is underway on Highway 15 from Barriefield to north of Grenadier. 
  • Expect delays until the end of November. 
  • Portable traffic control signals have been removed and flaggers are on site to allow for improved flow of traffic.

Other Delays

  • Albert Street – between Brock and Johnson – Expect a lane closure from Nov. 15 to 29 for the installation of new water and sanitary services.
  • Albert Street – between Couper and Union – Expect a lane closure from Nov. 15 to 29 for the installation of new water and sanitary services.
  • Division Street – Quebec to Pine – Expect a lane closure until Dec. 10 for the rebuild of a manhole.
  • 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. 
  • Grenadier Drive – at Windfield Crescent – expect delays to allow construction of the Kingston East Community Centre site. Flaggers will direct traffic. 
  • Highway 15 – Barret to Point St Mark – Expect a lane closure Nov. 22 to 26 from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day to facilitate paving operations.
  • 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. 
  • John Counter Blvd – Portsmouth to Princess – expect lane reductions Nov. 15 to Dec. 10 to complete repairs to unforeseen structural issues.
  • King St. West – Sand Bay Lane to Country Club Drive – expect significant delays due to east and westbound lane restrictions through 2021. A contractor is installing water and wastewater infrastructure on behalf of Utilities Kingston.  
  • O’Connor Drive – Reservoir entrance to Kingston Fire & Rescue north entrance – expect a lane closure until Dec.1 to accommodate installation of a new trunk watermain by a contractor on behalf of Utilities Kingston.  
  • Princess Street – 2666 Princess – expect a lane closure Nov. 12 to Dec. 3 for the repair and reinstatement of a sidewalk.
  • Princess Street – 50m east of 1338 Princess to 100m west of 1338 Princess – Expect a lane closure Nov. 22 to Dec. 17 for upgrades to the water service for future developments.
  • Princess Street – at Bayridge – expect delays Nov. 18 to 19 as preparation for the installation of Red Light Cameras continues.
  • Princess Street – at Centennial – expect delays Nov. 22 to 23 as preparation for the installation of Red-Light Cameras continues.
  • Princess Street – At Parkway – expect lane closures and lane shifts until Nov. 29 for construction of the North End Trunk Sewer by a contractor on behalf of Utilities Kingston. Right turn in/out only to Parkway while lane shifting is in place.  

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 2021-11-19 16:08:54 -0500