City road construction almost complete

News / General
By Peter Jeffrey

Paving crews ready to roll on Stuart and Arch Streets

The construction work on the roads around Kingston General Hospital is now rolling closer to the finish line. Work crews have finished installing new water and sewer pipes underground and, at the surface level, they have poured new sidewalks and curbs along most of the construction zone. Next up is the big job of paving all that gravel, beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 1.

During this phase, Stuart Street will be closed to all through traffic. Staff, volunteers and visitors should also be careful not to park along the unfinished sections of Stuart and Arch Streets as all vehicles in this zone will be towed away.

Meanwhile, a little further down the road, construction crews will be focusing on keeping traffic flowing in and out of our main driveways. According to the City of Kingston, access to these driveways will be maintained at all times, but vehicles can expect minor delays.

People using the tunnel connecting KGH to the underground parking lot at Queen’s University will also be affected at times. The tunnel will be closed for 20 or 30 minutes whenever heavy paving equipment is passing over it. To help assist with access to KGH, workers wearing red hats will be posted at both ends of the tunnel to help redirect pedestrians.

“Staff, patients and families, physicians and volunteers have been incredibly patient during this summer of construction,” says Rocky Prosser, Director of Protection Services. “The good news is the work to improve the infrastructure on our surrounding streets is on schedule and is expected to be wrapped up by the end of September.”

To stay up-to-date with all the construction information, check our our dedicated page on KGHConnect by clicking here.