Full steam ahead for summer construction projects

News / General
By John Pereira

It’s been a busy start to the summer ‘construction’ season at and around Kingston General Hospital, but thanks to some good planning and kind weather, both projects are moving ahead on schedule.

Main Entrance Repaving:

Last week, construction crews were able to finish up work taking place under the canopy outside of the main hospital entrance. Work has now moved over as crews begin the second phase of the project, which includes the repaving of the laneways between the entrance and Stuart Street.

This will improve safety as it will even out the pavement, fix trip hazards and potholes. The majority of the work will be done after peak hours, in the evenings and on weekends. Signage and staff will be in place to direct traffic through the area. Both of the main entrances (revolving and accessible doors) will remain open at all times. This project is expected to be complete by mid-August.

George Street reconstruction:

Work is also going well and moving ahead on the City of Kingston infrastructure project on George Street. Construction crews were able to reopen King Street to two-way traffic last week and are now moving up George Street to replace the main sanitary sewer line. If you would like to keep up to date on the project, more information more information can be found at www.kghconnect.ca/roadupdates.