Big Dig update for Monday, April 11 | Kingston Grand Theatre

Big Dig update for Monday, April 11

Apr 11th, 2016 - 7:10PM /
Julie Fossitt
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Update for Monday, April 11

  • Excavation of the main sewer and water lines continues in the block of Princess between Montreal and Sydenham, and is nearing completion in that block. Starting next week crews will begin encroaching on the intersection of Princess and Sydenham with excavation work, and as a result the intersection of Princess and Sydenham Streets will be closed to through traffic beginning Monday Apr. 11. Princess between Sydenham and Clergy St will be open to two-way traffic during this time to facilitate customer parking, deliveries, etc.
  • Crews continue to work on sidewalk and granite curb placement in the first block of Princess Street.
  • More information regarding the next phase of excavation work on the project will be available shortly. To be decided is whether or not crews will carry on excavation work on Princess Street, moving into the third block between Sydenham and Clergy, or if they will return to begin excavation work on Montreal Street. Determining which of these blocks will be excavated first is dependent on the availability of asphalt to pave the first block of Princess between Bagot and Montreal.
  • To remind people of timeframes, Princess Street will be re-opened to traffic by July 1. Montreal, Sydenham and Clergy are to be completed by the end of 2016, with Montreal Street to be the first side street completed.

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    The Princess Street Reconstuction
    As part of the City of Kingston's Downtown Action Plan, the third phase of the Princess Street reconstruction is now underway. Businesses are open and accessible during construction, including the Grand Theatre. Portions of Montreal, Sydenham and Clergy streets will also be reconstructed as part of this project. Princess St. will be initially be closed from Bagot to Montreal.  Work will continue moving up the street toward Clergy. Princess Street is scheduled to reopen to vehicles on July 1.

    Getting here
    We recommend using the Chown Memorial Parking Garage or the Upper Robert Bruce Memorial Parking Lot to park your vehicle. Street parking is also available and is free after 5:30pm and on Sundays. Click here for a map of municipal parking lots. Please consider taking Kingston Transit, as there are multiple bus routes that drop off within blocks of the Grand Theatre. Plan your trip at

    Princess St. access
    The Grand Theatre is accessible via Opera Lane Monday through Saturday from 9am to 6pm, and 2 hours prior to the start of a performance. Feel free to use the Whig walk that connects Opera Lane to Princess St. anytime. Our friends atMegalos will be open most evenings for access to Princess St. and Gap Kingston will be open Sundays from noon until 5pm to offer access.

    The Grand Theatre is accessible through Opera Lane. If you are concerned about accessible drop offs or getting to the ramp through Opera Lane, feel free to contact us and our staff will be pleased to assist you.

    Find out more about the Princess St. construction project, also know as the Big Dig, at

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     Thank you for your patience.