Connecting Kingston over the Cataraqui River
April 1 update: COVID-19
The City has been closely monitoring COVID-19 and the recommendations from our federal, provincial and local public health agencies. The safety and well-being of our public, City staff and every one the City works with is our top priority. We will continue to monitor the information released by public health partners and will continue to work with the contractors for all of our construction projects to adjust as appropriate. We will continue to monitor this evolving situation and are ready to implement further initiatives when required.
To safeguard the public, City staff and all contract and subcontract employees, the Third Crossing project team has made some work adjustments to allow people to work from home where possible and to encourage social distancing in our workplace and our work sites. Some further work adjustments have been made and are listed below. Read our latest e-newsletter for more information
- Increased hand washing and sanitization protocols;
- Limiting inter personnel interactions on site;
- Non-essential deliveries are postponed;
- Meetings are held by teleconference or video conference;
- Any required on site meetings are held outdoors with personal separation;
- Modified work schedules to limit unnecessary personnel interactions.
New aerial footage showcases in-water work progress
New aerial footage taken in March shows the progress the project has achieved in just under four months of in-water work building a temporary rock causeway and a temporary trestle bridge over the navigation channel to allow boaters to move up and down the Cataraqui River.
April look ahead
Over the last several months construction activity on the east shore has been steadily increasing as in-water work on the Third Crossing ramps up. To keep you up-to-date a list of work activities for the month was provided in our recent e-newsletter. Some key activities include:
- Building a temporary in-water access road called a temporary rock causeway - crews will be focussed closer to the west shore for this activity
- Building a temporary trestle bridge on the east shore
- Placing wildlife passages
Information report to council
On March 24, the project team provided City Council with a Third Crossing Information Report on the status of the project. The team will send information reports to council on a quarterly basis.
Launch of in-water construction