Below you will find answers to the questions we get asked the most about this project.
1. WHY IS WORK BEING PERFORMED?
The dredging work is being performed to maintain operation for the Wolfe Island ferry service between Kingston and Wolfe Island as a result of new minimum water levels allowed in Lake Ontario by the International Joint Commission. Both the Kingston and Wolfe Island ferry docks are being re-constructed to accommodate future passenger growth, a larger marshalling area, the new larger ferry, and current ferry throughout the year.
2. WHAT IS THE IMPACT ON TRAFFIC DURING CONSTRUCTION?
There will be no impacts to existing traffic. The existing ferry service will use the Dawson Point terminal on Wolfe Island during this period, and the Kingston dock will continue to function as construction continues. Traffic switches at the Kingston dock will be required throughout construction. The public will be notified in advance.
3. WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF THE COMPLETED PROJECT?
There will be several benefits to the re-construction of both the Kingston and Marysville Docks. The ferry service is vital to those who rely on this service for their daily lives, travelers who use the ferry will have more space and a more efficient process while boarding and exiting the ferry.
The projects will allow both the existing ferry (and new ferry) to safely continue to operate in low water levels, help improve efficiency when boarding passengers, separate pedestrians and cyclists from vehicles while loading, and support growth and job creation for the region.
4. WHERE CAN I PARK NOW THAT THE KINGSTON DOCK PARKING LOT IS CLOSED?
Due to the re-structuring of the Kingston dock, the parking lot located at the end of the dock has closed permanently. Passengers currently using the existing parking lot are required to make alternate parking arrangements. For recommendations on parking, please access the City of Kingston website.
5. WILL THERE BE A SHUTTLE FOR THE DAWSON POINT DOCK?
Due to the decrease in passenger usage during the winter months, the Dawson Point ferry dock shuttle bus will run until October 13th, 2020. The shuttle will resume its route during the early spring of 2021.
6. HOW DO I CONTACT THE PROJECT TEAM?
Visit the Contact Us page.