Gas main replacement project begins

June 27, 2018

Gas main replacement project begins

To help ensure the continued safety and reliability of the municipal gas distribution system, the 2018 project to replace gas main begins late June. This year, we will replace approximately 1,615 metres of steel gas main with new 6”, 4” and 2” polyethylene gas main on upper Princess Street and on King Street, near Union Street.

Steel is corrosion-prone, while polyethyleneis easier to maintain and repair. View a map of the 2018 project area.

Utilities Kingston will be in touch with customers if a service interruption is required. All interruptions will be extremely brief, typically less than thirty minutes, and will be coordinated and communicated to you by Utilities Kingston staff.

View our project page to learn more.

In order to minimize traffic impacts, trenchless (no-dig) technologies will be used to the greatest extent possible. Where temporary lane closures are necessary, they will be restricted to off-peak times according to direction of travel.  A temporary closure of one lane on King Street, between Sir John A. Macdonald and Union Street, will be required, with traffic accommodated by way of detour.

Traffic updates will be communicated through Twitter @utilitieskngstn throughout the construction period.

Despite best efforts to minimize traffic impacts, some road cuts and installation within the roadway will be required and we apologize for the inconvenience.

More information

Stay tuned for further updates from us about the project and its impacts. We’ll do our best to share information and reduce disruptions to drivers and customers. For further information, please call customer service at 613-546-0000, Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.