Chatham-Kent Closures

Road Closures:

Margaret Avenue (Dundas Bridge over Sydenham River in Wallaceburg) between Murray Street and Fork Street / James Street will have intermittent closures between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., from June 14 to June 21. The closure is to accommodate for electrical and mechanical inspection and testing.

Structure inspection will also be done in the same area on June 17 from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. The rain date is June 18.

Detour route: Murray Street – Queen Street – Gillard Street – McNaughton Avenue – Wellington Street

Victoria Avenue in Ridgetown between Brant Street and Manitoba Street will be closed from June 15 until June 18 for sanitary sewer connection excavations for new lots.

Detour route: Brant Street – Erie Street North – Manitoba Street

From Wednesday, June 9, to Wednesday, June 16, Lacroix Street in Chatham will be reduced to one lane in the northbound direction through the intersection at Wellington Street West. Meanwhile, all lanes on Wellington Street will be closed at Lacroix Street. No traffic will be permitted into or out of Wellington Street at Lacroix Street.

Corktown Line in Chatham Township will be completely closed between Prince Albert Road and Base Line from June 10 at 8 a.m. until June 11 at 5 p.m. for a culvert replacement.

Detour route: Prince Albert Road – Oldfield Line (CK 42) – Centre Side Road (CK 28) – Base Line (CK 15)

Wellington Street West in Chatham will be closed between Lacroix Street and Raleigh Street from Monday, June 7, 2021, to Friday, October 8, 2021, at 7 p.m for storm and sanitary sewer replacements, water main replacement and road reconstruction.

There will be no detour route posted.

The Baptiste Creek bridge between Dashwheel Road and Montpetit Road in Tilbury East will be closed from May 14 until further notice. There are currently no plans to reopen this bridge.

Municipal officials said the Mint Line over Baptiste Creek bridge was previously closed. It was temporarily fortified and reopened with a six-tonne weight restriction to provide light vehicle access to the west while the bridge on Mint Line at Montpetit Road (King & Whittle Drain) was closed for replacement. The new bridge on Mint Line at Montpetit Road is now open and provides full load access east up to the closed Baptiste Creek bridge.

Detour route: Montpetit Road – Coutts Line – Jeannettes Creek Road – Mint Line

The Third Street Bridge in Chatham will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic for bridge rehabilitation starting May 3, 2021, until Spring 2022.

Detours are posted to direct traffic around the site, which includes the Lacroix Street and Fifth Street bridges.

Detour routes: Grand Avenue – Lacroix Street – Richmond Street – Queen Street

Queen Street – School Street – Centre Street – Fifth Street – Victoria Avenue – Grand Avenue East

CKTransit route detours will be posted on the buses, at the terminal, and on the website at

Queen Street North in Tilbury between Mill Street and Industrial Park Road will be closed from May 3, 2021 to October 1, 2021 to accommodate for an Ontario Ministry of Transportation project. Work will be done to widen the overpass bridge structure on Highway 401 at Queen Street North for a future eastbound and westbound third lane.

As a result, all lanes will be closed at the Hwy. 401 underpass. Local traffic will be allowed up to the work zone. Pedestrians and emergency vehicles will not have access through the work zone.

Detour route: Mill Street West – Essex County Road #42 – Edgefield Side Road – Lakeshore Road 303 / Clouthier Street

Glassford Road is closed over the Ellwood Drain at Spence Line from Wednesday, December 16 at 8 a.m. until further notice due to the condition of the structure.

Rose Beach Line over South Marsh Creek is closed because of erosion from Lake Erie along the edge of the road. It’s unknown how long the closure will last. Since Rose Beach Line will no longer be available as a route between Morpeth and Rondeau, the alternative route is Talbot Trail and Kent Bridge Road.

Public Service Announcements:

Hydro One has scheduled an outage affecting the Town of Wheatley on May 30, from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. to replace damaged poles. The outage will affect 758 Entegrus customers.