Weekly Traffic Report – Sept. 17 to 24

September 17, 2021

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

  • Significant City or Utilities Kingston-related traffic disruptions will be sent out on the City’s Twitter feed @CityofKingston

Play Street and School Streets Initiative Closures 

The following streets will be closed as indicated as part of the Kingston Coalition for Active Transportation’s (KCAT’s) ‘School and Play Street’ initiative. 

  • Play Street – Cheryl Place will be closed using barricades and will be staffed by KCAT to manage essential vehicle access and access to driveways. This closure repeats Tuesdays 6 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays 1 to 3 p.m. until Aug. 26, 2022. 

  • School Streets – These streets will be closed on school days from 8:40 a.m. to 9:10 a.m. and 3:20 p.m. to 3:50 p.m. until June 29, 2022. Questions? Contact KCAT at [email protected]

    • MacDonnell Street – Earl to Union  

    • Hill Street – MacDonnell to Napier  

Other Road Closures 

  • Garrett Street – near Division – closed until the end of September for construction staging for development projects on Division and Garrett. Local access is available via University.   

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

  • Gibson Avenue – at Johnson – closed until Oct. 1 for installation of underground infrastructure by a contractor on behalf of Utilities Kingston 

  • Helen Street – Brock to Johnson – closed until Oct. 1 for installation of underground infrastructure by a contractor on behalf of Utilities Kingston. 

  • Johnson Street – Oakridge to Helen – closed through Oct. 1 for installation of underground infrastructure by a contractor on behalf of Utilities Kingston. 

  • King St. West: 

    • at intersection of 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. 

    • Sir John A. Macdonald to Gardiner Street – closed intermittently 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 20 to accommodate a film shoot. 

  • 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. 

  • Princess Street – Division to Ontario – closed 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 18 for the Love Kingston Marketplace Promenade. 

  • Rideau Street – Cataraqui to Charles – closed 6 a.m. Sept. 20 until 4:30 p.m. Oct. 1 to allow for construction of a gas main by a contractor on behalf of Utilities Kingston. Motorists can access Cataraqui Street via Rideau Street coming from the Montreal and Railway intersection.  

Expect delays on Highway 15 due to road and utilities construction 

Expect delays along Highway 15 as the City and Utilities Kingston continue to improve active transportation and upgrade critical infrastructure. The City, Kingston Transit, Utilities Kingston and their subcontractors are coordinating road and utilities work to manage traffic flow. Details of the major projects underway are listed below. 

Please follow @CityofKingston and @Utilitieskngstn for traffic updates between Traffic Reports.  

The City and Utilities Kingston would like to thank residents for their continued patience. Questions or concerns? Please use ‘contact us’ for the City of Kingston and Utilities Kingston. 

Details: Third Crossing roadwork on Highway 15  

  • Road construction is underway at Highway 15 and Gore Road. Expect delays on Sept. 20, flaggers will be at the intersection from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

  • The roadwork related to the Third Crossing is being coordinated outside of rush hour from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There may be some need for extended work hours and work during rush-hour (short-term). 

  • Any lane reductions at Highway 15 and Gore Road will be minimized. 

  • Traffic control and pedestrian accommodation plans have been implemented and include signs and onsite traffic controllers to help with care and pedestrian traffic. 

  • Work will continue until the end of 2021. 

  • Review the new designs of the east shore roadwork on the Third Crossing website

Details: Utilities Kingston work south along Highway 15 north of Grenadier to Barriefield  

Utilities Kingston has responded to public feedback and modified controls to improve traffic concerns related to its work to install a trunk water main: 

  • Construction is underway at various locations between Barriefield and north of Grenadier. 

  • Residents should expect delays until November. 

  • Portable traffic control signals have been removed and flaggers are now present to allow for improved flow of traffic along Highway 15. 

Other Delays: 

  • Cataraqui Woods Drive – Gardiners to Clyde – expect lane closures 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

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

  • 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 through Sept. 24 as crews construct a new 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 Sept. 30 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 Sept. 20 to 24 as crews prepare the roadway to be paved. 

  • Nelson Street – First to Third – expect delays Sept. 20 to 24 as crews prepare the roadway to be paved. 

  • Princess Street – at Parkway – Expect lane closures 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. nightly until Sept. 24 for 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. 8 to allow Utilities Kingston crews to replace a gas main. 


  • 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 2021-09-18 09:00:33 -0400