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Road Closures

 Up to date road closures and construction updates


August 13, 2022 Ontario St

Street closure taking place on Saturday August 13, 2022 as follows:

  • Ontario St from Market St to Brock St from 5am- 8pm

Almost Home's 30th Anniversary Celebration.

July 30, 2022 Princess St

Street closure taking place on Saturday July 30, 2022 as follows:

  • Princess St from Division St to Ontario St from 7am-7pm
  • All side streets (Clergy, Sydenham, Montreal, Wellington and King) will also be closed from Brock to Queen.
  • Barrie, Bagot and Ontario remain open to traffic.

The Street Closure is for Princess Street Promenade.

June 17, 2022 LaSalle Causeway

Update: June 16

Be advised that the LaSalle Causeway construction has been extended through June 24.  This will inevitably create issues with the events we have been discussing pertaining to the Corvette Invasion, Queen’s and SLC Convocations, and others.

 I do not really have any solutions other than it will be important that the event organizers are aware of this and attendees build in extra time for arrival and departure in the downtown area.

The current concrete and asphalt repair project on the LaSalle Causeway is required to address a number of components located across the entire length of the Causeway. These repairs are necessary to ensure the continued safe operation of the Causeway for the public to cross the bridge.

As you are aware, the recent strikes have affected the construction industry. The Contractor has recently informed PSPC that, despite their best efforts in finding alternative solutions, the strikes at the concrete and asphalt suppliers’ facilities have affected the completion date of the Project. As such, vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists can expect to see lane closures extend into end of June.

Please note that the Bascule Bridge will continue regular hours of operations for marine vessels. Commercial and recreational marine vessels will be able to navigate between the Rideau Canal and the inner harbour of Kingston unaffected by the activities of the Project. A public notice will be issued shortly to inform local residents, travellers and communities of this change.

PSPC will continue to provide stakeholders and the public with updates regarding the ongoing work on the Lasalle Causeway. 

June 17, 2022

Revised street closures that is now taking place on June 17, 2022 from 2 pm to 9 pm on the following streets:

  • Ontario St b/w Clarence St to Brock St
  • Market St b/w Ontario St to King St

The street closures is taking place to host the Corvette Invasion Event with displaying approx. 400 Corvettes. The new start time is to allow for the setup of the Corvettes in the parking areas.

June 16, 2022

Lane Closure/ Shifts that are taking place on Queen St between Sydenham St to Montreal St for the 223 Princess St Project to disconnect services. The work will take place June 16, 2022 from 7 am to 4:30 pm. Please note that one lane of traffic will be maintained in both directions.

June 13-16, 2022

Lane closure taking place on Brock St b/w Ontario St to King St at 39 King St from 7 am to 5 pm each day for the removal of Scaffolding and site cleanup.

June 8, 2022

Rescheduled street closure on Clergy St between Princess St to Brock St taking place on June 8, 2022 b/w 10 am to 5 pm for a roof top crane lift.

June 7, 2022

Lane shifts that are taking place on Ontario St between William St to Johnson St to complete a hoisting with a crane at 165 Ontario St. The lane shifts will take place on June 7, 2022 between 8 am to 3 pm.

June 1, 2022

Please be advised that the street closure that was to take place on June 1, 2022 on Clergy St between Princess St to Brock St between 9 am to 5 pm has been cancelled due to the forecasted rain. 

May 17, 2022

Ontario St & Market St

Street closure taking place on Tuesday May 17, 2022 and they are as follows:

  • Ontario St from Brock St to Clarence St 8pm- 11:59pm
    613 561-5881
  • Market St from Ontario St to King St 8pm to 11:59pm
    613 561-5881

The Street Closure is for Utilities Kingston Crew to run hoses across Ontario St to access the fire hydrant to fill the Confederation Park Fountain.

May 12-13, 2022

Princess St Closure

Street closure taking place on Princess St b/w Sydenham St to Montreal St  from May 12th,  7 am to May 13th, 5 pm to complete paving just East of the intersection of Princess St @ Sydenham St.

May 30- June 3, 2022

Princess St Lane Closure

Street closure taking place on Princess St from Bagot St to Wellington St from Monday May 30, 2022 to Friday June 3, 2022 between 7 am to 10 am each day for Fixture deliveries for the new Bulk Barn located at 145 Princess St. Princess St will be reduced to one lane with the North Side being closed each day and one lane of traffic will be maintained.

April 26, 2022

Letter from Mayor Paterson regarding Ontario St closure 

To the BIA members, I can assure you I am very open-minded on any future plans for Market Street and the block of Ontario Street in front of City Hall. I've heard lots of feedback on both sides, and I don't think any decision will or should be made until well after the Third Crossing is opened (to get a better feel for what traffic flows and patterns look like through the downtown after that). I would also want discussions on any temporary or part-time closures as part of a larger vision of what a revitalized Confederation Park could look like.  

There are also a number of potential outcomes besides permanent closure or status quo. One possibility could be a narrower street in front of City Hall, with a more attractive look (cobblestone with bollards that can go up and down to facilitate temporary closures) that allows for an expanded and revitalized park space. The BIA is an important stakeholder in this discussion, so I would certainly welcome and expect the necessary time and space for consultation with downtown businesses on what they think works best.  



April 14, 2022

Wellington Street will be closed from Princess to Brock on April 14 from 7 am to 4 pm for the setup of a crane to lift materials to the roof top of 168 Wellington St. 

APRIL 19- May 27, 2022

Lane Closures

Please Note: Signalized intersections will be maintained with Kingston Police.  Traffic Control will be maintained by flag persons and one lane of traffic will be maintained. Contractor will be trying to complete most of the work in one block increments.

  • Ontario St from Gore St to Brock St
  • Gore St from King St to Lake Ontario St
  • Earl St from King St to Lake Ontario St
  • William St from King St to Lake Ontario St
  • Johnson St from King St to Lake Ontario St
  • Clarence St from King St to Lake Ontario St
  • Brock St from Ontario St Easterly approx.. 60 meters

April 11 to 7 p.m. May 6, 2022


Princess Street will experience a lane closure from Sydenham to Montreal from 7 a.m. April 11 to 7 p.m. May 6, as Len Corcoran will be installing new water services and connecting to existing facilities.

Message to Property Owners, Business Owners and Residents 

This notice is to make sure you are aware of an upcoming construction project on Princess Street between Sydenham St and Montreal St. The purpose of the project is to upgrade services (Water) to 179 Sydenham Street and will require excavation out into Princess Street to connect to the watermain. The project is scheduled to start on April 11, 2022 and to be completed by May 13, 2022. Typical working hours will be from 7:00 am to 5:50 pm. The majority of the work will be completed under Sydenham Street to Montreal is scheduled for the week of April 19-2022. A second one-day closure will be required at a future date (TBD) to facilitate paving. This is required to ensure the safety of both our staff and the public. Your understanding of this is appreciated.

Disruption to Services 

At this time, we expect no interruption to services to your property but in the event of an unplanned interruption, we will do our best to keep the disruption to a minimal. We thank you for your patience while we perform this work..

Who to Contact 

Prior to Construction

  • Wally Stanton, Project Manager                         
    613 536-9902

During Construction 

  • Tom Rose, Site Supervisor
    613 561-5881
  • Head Office, After Hours Emergency                      
    613 542-0820
  • Adam Metcalfe, Health & Safety Coordinator      
    613 929-5979