Kingston police have released a plan to deal with an influx of transport trucks involved in the “Freedom Rally” convoy which is expected to arrive in Kingston on Thursday afternoon.
In a press release issued on Wednesday, Kingston police confirmed that they would restrict traffic in the area of the city where the convoy of truck drivers planned to leave Highway 401.
There will be road closures along Gardiners Road in the western tip of Kingston for a number of hours “to minimize interruptions in the city of Kingston and ensure traffic safety.”
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According to the press release, “while the convoy is not being approved or approved, Kingston Police are cooperating with the Ontario Provincial Police, Kingston Fire & Rescue, Frontenac Paramedic Services, and various departments with the City of Kingston to have any impact on the Kingston community and environment.”
At approximately 5pm on January 27, Kingston Police will begin community volunteering to erect barriers and close Gardiners Road at Cataraqui Woods Drive in the south and Highway 38 at McIvor Road in the north.
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Access points such as Creekford Road, Centennial Drive, Midland Avenue and Fortune Crescent will also be closed at Gardiners Road. Motorists are asked to avoid the area.
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Kingston police say it is difficult to estimate how long the road closures will be in place, but the closures are expected to be in place for at least two to three hours, possibly reopening around 8 p.m.
According to the city’s police department, only emergency vehicles will be allowed through the lock points.
Kingston Transit will not provide service at the INVISTA Center while the locks are in place and transit passengers can access detour information through the Kingston Transit Service Alert Website.
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