Weekly Traffic Report – Oct. 29 to Nov. 5

Road Closures

  •  Johnson Street – Gibson (west corner) to Sir John A. Macdonald – closed until Nov. 15 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. 
  • 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.

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 ​​​​​​​ 

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   

  • Westbound traffic on Highway 15 and Gore Rd will see delays between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. from Nov. 1 to 5 to enable the construction of storm sewers on the northeast corner of Hwy 15 and Gore. Two lanes of traffic will be maintained on Gore Road at all times. 
  • Southbound traffic on Highway 15 and Gore Rd will see delays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. from Nov. 1 to 2 to enable the construction of the curbs on the north and south leg of Hwy 15. Two lanes of traffic will be maintained on Highway 15 at all times. 
  • There will be work occurring next Sat. Nov. 6 for the installation of storm structures and pipe connections on the southeast corner of Highway 15 and Gore Rd. The work will continue from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rock excavation will be required for this scope of work, but kept minimal. Work will be performed within the current traffic set-up, so impacts to traffic flow will be minimal. 
  • 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. Work continues until the end of 2021. 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:  

  • Division Street – Quebec to Pine – Expect a lane closure Oct. 12 to Nov. 19 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.   
  • Henderson Boulevard – Bayridge to Days – expect delays continuing Nov. 2 to 5 as crews construct a multi-use path on the north side of Henderson.   
  • Highway 15 – at Medley Court – expect a lane closure Nov. 1 to 3 for the installation of a water main crossing the intersection for 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.  
  • Johnson Street – MacDonnell to Victoria – expect lane restrictions until Oct. 29 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.   
  • 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 lane closures and lane shifts Oct. 25 to Nov. 5 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.   
  • 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 2021-10-31 10:45:19 -0400