Third Crossing

Connecting Kingston over the Cataraqui River

Current project updates

Read the latest updates on how the project is progressing and what's new on the bridge

Join the conversation

Continued community input is important to throughout the design and construction.

Early work activity

Learn more about the early work activity for 2018.

What's Happening


East side near neighbour meeting POSTPONED tonight

The Third Crossing east side near neighbour meeting is postponed tonight due to the anticipated snow storm. Please watch for a rescheduled meeting in the near future. Thanks for your understanding. If you have any questions or comments please email us at

Join a near neighbour meeting on February 11 or 12 -  POSTPONED

Early work and site preparation activity continues into 2019 in advance of the start of construction anticipated this summer. Leading up to construction more visible activity will be happening on the west and east shores. All work is conducted in accordance with City regulations and the regulatory requirements as part of the Parks Canada Detailed Impact Analysis (DIA). More info about the community meetings.

Community meetings dates and times:

  • West side: February 11: Kingston Community Health Centre, Homestead Room, 263 Weller Ave, presentation from city staff at 5:45p.m. followed by an informal Q&A until 7:00p.m.
  • East side: February 12: LaSalle Secondary School, Cafeteria 101, 773 Highway #15, presentation from city staff at 5:45p.m. followed by an informal Q&A until 7:00 p.m.

January update

In August, Kiewit, Hatch and SYSTRA, were awarded the contract to build and finalize the detailed design. Over the past four months the Project Team, including the city, has been working hard to ensure the best possible bridge will be built. The City is a leader with this project as the Third Crossing is the first bridge in Canada to use an Integrated Project Delivery model. This model has many benefits the project team is already experiencing such as full collaboration on design and construction.

Keeping the project on time and on budget is a primary goal of the city. In collaboration with the contractor and designer some design changes have been made to ensure the bridge will be built within the budget of $180 million and be substantially completed by the end of 2022. The project team will bring all of the design changes to the public once a final design has been achieved, which is anticipated to happen in the next few months. Residents will have an opportunity to review and ask questions to the project team through near neighbour and open house meetings when the team is engaging the public on the environmental requirements for Parks Canada.

This rendering represents a draft concept still being refined. More images will be available once the final design has been complete.

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Learn more about plans for the Third Crossing and proposed ideas

Watch a new video detailing proposed ideas and plans for the Third Crossing.

New video on early work activity

Early work activity has started for the Third Crossing in Kingston. Join host JC Kenny as she speaks with project director, Mark Van Buren, out on a barge on the Cataraqui River. 

View monthly engagement report for December

For a full understanding of the communications and engagement that has been happening this fall view our engagement reports.

Early work activity

Early works activity and limited site preparation activity for the Third Crossing Bridge project is scheduled to occur from October 2018 through late spring 2019. Early work activity is required in preparation for the start of project construction scheduled to begin in summer 2019. Minimal disruption to local residents and businesses is anticipated during this early work activity.

Road work survey

Did you offer input on how you would like to hear about planned road work projects and construction for the Third Crossing? See the results from the survey.

News Releases & Media Articles

Year in review: Global Kingston’s top stories for 2018

December 28, 2018: From Breakwater Park's grand reopening to a massive bus crash on Hwy. 401 and Kingston's Third Crossing being approved, it's been a landmark year for Kingston and the... More

Year in review: January and February

December 21, 2018: An important infrastructure announcement is scheduled at City Hall for Wednesday morning. More

Kingston promotes new bridge new transit buses during federal visit

December 5, 2018: A senior federal government official got a firsthand look at some of the local projects that are receiving federal support. More

City is expropriating three properties to make room for the third crossing

November 20, 2018 - The city of Kingston is in the process of expropriating properties to make room for the third crossing bridge. More

Prep work underway to construct Kingston’s Third Bridge crossing

November 6, 2018 - The first visible sign that Kingston's much-touted $180 million third bridge crossing is nearing construction is currently floating in the middle of the Cataraqui River. More


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