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Summer roadwork planned for Division Street

The City of Kingston will undertake a major reconstruction of Division Street between Union Street and Brock Street over the next several months.

“Similar to recent roadwork projects near campus, we are working closely with the city to minimize disruptions to staff, faculty, and students, as well as visitors to campus,” says John Witjes, Associate Vice-Principal (Facilities). “We are pleased the city has considered our needs when planning for this project.”

The city will begin rebuilding the underground infrastructure on Division Street in the coming weeks. The city will replace aging infrastructure and separate the sanitary sewer and storm sewer systems, which will improve wastewater management during rainstorms and spring run-off.

Crews will start at Union Street and work north toward Brock Street. The section of Division Street where the work is underway will be closed, while the rest of Division Street will remain open to local traffic. The city expects work crews will finish the project by late fall 2017.

Access to the Queen’s Centre underground parking ramp will remain open at all times during the project, with the contractor advising of the access route. The Kingston Access Bus will continue to have access to the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies building for pick-ups and drop-offs. Furthermore, construction will shutdown on Tuesday, May 30 during convocation ceremonies at the Athletics and Recreation Centre.

Construction updates will appear on the campus updates section of the Queen’s Gazette website and the Queen’s Gazette Today email. They will also be shared on the Queen’s Gazette Twitter account