Weekly Traffic Report: Sept. 9 to 15

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

Road Closures  

  • Bader Lane – Albert to University - closed Sept. 10 from 3:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. for the Queen’s University Annual Sidewalk Sale. 

  • Cassidy Street – Montreal to 30 Metres West of Montreal – closed until Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. for new water services to Ongwanada. 

  • Cummins Road – Wilton to the end of Cummins – closed Sept. 11 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the Annual Grease Pole Event. 

  • Garrett Street – Division to University – closed Aug. 29 to Oct. 16 for the installation of water, sewer and storm services. 

  • Lower Brewers Swing Bridge – closed until further notice. Parks Canada is continuing its efforts to replace the bridge over the winter.  

  • Main Street – Division to Raglan – closed Sept. 12 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. for Utilities Kingston crews to install a new gas service.  

  • Patrick Street – Thomas to James – closed until Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. for Utilities Kingston to complete work in the intersection of Stephen St and Patrick St. 

  • University Avenue – Union to Stuart – closed Sept. 10 from 3:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. for the Queen’s University Annual Sidewalk Sale. 

  • Wright Crescent – South Intersection of Palace to 16 Palace – closed until Jan. 31, 2023 for construction staging for 11 Wright Cres. Please note that access to Wright Cres. will be through the North intersection of Wright Cres. at Palace Rd. 

School Streets Initiative 

Please direct questions to Kingston Coalition for Active Transportation (KCAT) at [email protected] 

The following streets are closed from 8:40 a.m. to 9:10 a.m. and 3:20 p.m. to 3:50 p.m. weekdays until June 29, 2023: 

  • MacDonnell Street – Earl to Hill 

  • Sydenham Street – Ordnance to Colborne 

Third Crossing roadwork on Highway 15 at Gore   

Third Crossing Roadwork 

John Counter Blvd from Montreal Street to Ascot

  • Underground Electrical work will be taking place at the Ascot and JCB intersection. In the case that a lane needs to be closed for construction, proper flagging will be in place to direct traffic. Otherwise, both lanes will be open. 

  • Base asphalt paving for John Counter Blvd, Ring Road and Ascot Lane was completed on Aug 25. Paving operations for the top layer are scheduled for late September. 

  • Paving the Multi Use Pathway on the west side is scheduled for next week pending any weather issues. Proper signage and flagger will be in place directing traffic if needed.  

  • Road markings on John Counter won’t be in place until all the paving is completed.  Lanes on John Counter will be delineated with traffic barrels until road painting can occur. 

  • Causeway removal will be starting next week. There will be an increase in dump truck traffic on the west side until completion in December. 

  • Access from John Counter to Village on the River Apartments is currently shut down until approximately end of September. These residents were notified to use their Montreal St access during this temporary closure to John Counter. 

  • Pedestrians will be able to use the temporary access path north of JCB which will be maintained at all times. 

  • Cyclists will be single file on JCB. Proper construction signage for cyclists will be provided. 

Highway 15 and Gore Road 

  • Construction work will continue in this intersection, weather dependent. Two lanes will be maintained at all times but delays can be expected. 

  • Traffic signals at the intersection of Point St Mark at Gore Road will be operational in December 2022. 

  • Access through the south leg of Point St Mark at Gore Road remains closed until December 2022. 

  • Paving the Multi Use Pathway west is scheduled for next week pending any weather issues. 

General Notes: 

  • Access to the library parking lot has been moved to the new entrance at Point Saint Mark. 

  • Access to the Pittsburgh Library parking lot will be maintained at all times. 

  • The cycling and pedestrian signals have been activated to assist cyclists and pedestrians in crossing the road at Gore Road and Hwy 15 intersection. 

The dates above will be subject to change depending on weather. 

Robert Bruce Garage Closure 

  • The Robert Bruce Memorial Parking Restoration project is scheduled to get underway the first week of August and will be closed on Friday, July 29 in preparation for the work to commence. The work is expected to conclude in late November. 

  • The work will take place throughout both levels of the building for structural rehabilitation and building envelop rehabilitation, upgrading of lighting and repair/replacement of railings and bollards. Both parking levels will be closed to the public for the duration of the project.  

  • There is parking availability at both the Chown and Hanson parking garages in the adjacent blocks to the east and west of the Robert Bruce. 

Ontario Brock Lot Closure 

  • The Ontario Brock Lot will be closed Sept. 9 to 11. Adequate 24-hour parking is available at the Hanson Memorial Garage located at 105 Brock Street during this closure. 

Other Delays 

  • Front Road – Sand Bay Lane to Country Club Drive – expect traffic delays due to lane reduction to a single lane each direction until the end of 2022, as crews install a new water main and sanitary force main for Utilities Kingston.      

  • Glen Cove Street – Lashford to Prince Charles – Expect delays as crews will be working until Sept. 17 to complete road resurfacing. 

  • Glenmore Avenue /Lashford Street/ Centre Street/ Cross Street/Britt Street/Lea Place – Centre to Collins Bay – expect delays until Sept. 17 to complete road resurfacing. 

  • Highway 15 – 250 Metres South of Main to 160 Metres North of Point St. Mark – expect a lane closure from Sept. 12 to 16 from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. each night to facilitate the safe milling and paving operations for the Utilities Kingston Project. 

  • Highway 33 – east of Collins Creek Bridge to west of Coronation Blvd. – 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 – Barrie to Clergy – expect a lane closure until Oct. 3 for masonry work taking place at the St. Mary’s Cathedral. 

  • River Ridge Estates – River Ridge, Foxdale, Woodmouth, Heathcliffe – expect delays from July 18 to Sept. 13 as crews will be working on completing culvert replacing, road grading and paving. 

  • Sir John A. MacDonald Blvd – Novellis to Glengarry – expect a lane closure in the North bound lane Sept. 13 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. for City of Kingston Forestry crews to complete tree removal and brush clean-up. 

Sidewalks/Pathways    

  • Dunham Park – Crews will be in the park until Sept. 30 replacing a portion of the pathway from Dunham St. heading north on the pathway, this work will also include a culvert upgrade. 

  • Grenadier Drive – at Windfield Crescent – The sidewalk on the south side of Grenadier Dr. 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 Ave. and Yonge St. and east of Lakewatch Ln.  

  • Rideau Trail – Sherwood to Queen Mary – closed until Aug. 31 at 5:30 p.m. for crews to replace sanitary main, install shoring and build a new gravel pathway.  

Ministry of Transportation 

Please be advised that Highway 401 Eastbound and Westbound near Napanee Ontario, will be impacted due to construction activities including culvert replacement/rehabilitation, structural rehabilitation and paving operations, beginning on Monday May 16, 2022 to Wednesday Oct. 5, 2022. 

Fidelity Engineering & Construction Inc. is the General Contractor performing the construction activities for the Ministry of Transportation under Contract 2021-4081. Highway 401 will be impacted by these construction activities from 1.4 km East of Palace Rd. to 1.0 km East of County Rd. 6 near Napanee ON.