Weekly Traffic Report – Oct. 1 to 8

Oct. 1, 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 

  • Albert Street – Stuart to King – closed until Oct. 5 to accommodate installation of sewers and water services.    

  • Gardiners Road – Princess to Fortune (south) – expect nighttime closures 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.  

  • Johnson Street: 

    • Gibson (west corner) to Sir John A. Macdonald – closed Oct. 4 to 30 to accommodate road reconstruction work by Utilities Kingston  

    • Oakridge to Helen – closed through Oct. 8 for installation of underground infrastructure by a contractor on behalf of Utilities Kingston. 

  • King St. West – At Front Road – 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 until Oct. 31 to accommodate Love Kingston Marketplace. 

  • Rideau Street – Cataraqui to Charles – closed until Oct. 22 to allow for construction of a gas main by a contractor on behalf of Utilities Kingston. Motorists may access Cataraqui Street via Rideau Street coming from the Montreal and Railway intersection.  

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 Union  
    • Hill Street – MacDonnell to Napier ​​​​​​​

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  

  • Road work related to the Third Crossing is being coordinated outside of the morning rush hour. Crews will work extended hours and during the afternoon rush-hour Oct. 5 to 8 to complete paving.  

  • 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 new 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. 

    • At Point St. Mark – expect a lane reduction Oct. 2 to 8. 

  • Expect delays until November. 

  • Portable traffic control signals have been removed and flaggers are on site to allow for improved flow of traffic. 

Other Delays: 

  • Cataraqui Woods Drive – Gardiners to Clyde – expect lane closures 7 a.m. to 7  p.m. to accommodate paving.  

  • Calvin Park, Grenville Park, Hillendale, Polson Park and Strathcona Park – Expect local traffic disruptions and minor detours into the fall as a contractor lines sewer mains on behalf of Utilities Kingston. Please follow signage. 

  • 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.  

  • Henderson Boulevard – Bayridge to Days – expect delays continuing Oct. 4 to 8 as crews construct a multi-use path on the north side of Henderson.  

  • 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 – MacDonnell to Victoria – expect lane restrictions until Oct. 15 to allow for pavement repairs. 

  • 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.  

  • Kingscourt Avenue – First to Third – expect delays continuing Oct. 4 to 8 as crews prepare the roadway to be paved. 

  • Montreal Street – 1079-1085 Montreal – expect a lane closure 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 4 to 8 to allow for sewer cleaning and inspection.  

  • Nelson Street – First to Third – expect delays continuing Oct. 4 to 8 as crews prepare the roadway to be paved. 

  • 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 water main by a contractor on behalf of Utilities Kingston.  

  • Princess Street – At Parkway – expect a lane closure Oct. 4 to 24 construction of the North End Trunk Sewer by a contractor on behalf of Utilities Kingston.   

  • Rideau Street – Northbound from Cataraqui to Montreal – expect delays 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. until Oct. 22 to allow crews to replace a gas main. 

  • Sydenham Road – Horning to Sumac - expect daytime lane closures continuing through mid-October to accommodate microsurfacing.  

  • Taylor-Kidd Boulevard – Waterloo Drive (eastbound curb lane) – expect a lane closure 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 4 to 8 for sewer cleaning and inspection.  


  • 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.  

  • Henderson Boulevard – Bayridge to Days (north side) – expect limited access to the sidewalk through October as crews construct a new multi-use pathway. 

  • 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 2021-10-02 10:38:46 -0400