Chatham-Kent closures and cancellations

Recent cancellations:

The Chatham Branch of the Chatham-Kent Public Library will be closed to visitors until further notice because of a plumbing issue / water leak. Curbside service is still available. Anyone looking to access services at the Chatham Branch is asked to call the CKPL for more info at 519-354-2940, text 519-401-7174, email or chat with CKPL on Facebook.


Due to the upward trend in COVID-19 cases across the province, the Kent Agricultural Hall of Fame is cancelling its 2021 Induction Ceremony. The Hall of Fame is still hoping to hold an event in November 2022.


Road Closures:

Dauphin Road in Tilbury East will be closed between Tecumseh Line and Loyer Line as well as Kantor Line between Poppe Road and Dauphin Road from August 12, 2021 at 7 a.m. to October 15, at 6 p.m.

All lanes will be closed at the Dauphin Road and Kantor Line intersection. Local traffic will be permitted up to the work zone from Tecumseh Line, Poppe Line and Loyer Line. Access onto Poppe Road will be limited to Tecumseh Line (CK #36). Access onto Loyer Line will be limited to Pump Road. No Exit signs will be posted.

Elizabeth Street in Chatham will be closed between McNaughton Avenue East and Gladstone Avenue from Monday, July 5 at 7 a.m. to Friday, October 22 at 6 p.m. for a storm sewer operation project.

Detour route: McNaughton Avenue East – Victoria Avenue – Gladstone Avenue

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.