Chatham-Kent Closures

Road Closures:

Some work on sections of Queen Street, Gillard Street, and Herbert Street in Wallaceburg will go on longer than expected. The roads will be closed daily to non-residential traffic for sanitary sewer improvements from September 23 to December 4 (changed from November 27) from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Work will close Queen Street from Murray Street to Herbert Street, Gillard Street from Hope Street to Herbert Street, and Herbert Street from King Street to Duke Street.

Emergency vehicles will have access through the work zone until the manhole replacement at Queen Street and Herbert Street; all access will be restricted at that time (to be
determined).

Drake Road between River View Line and Third Line in the Community of Raleigh will be closed from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. on December 1 for repairs to the Slagg Drain.

All lanes will be closed immediately south of River View Line for approximately 10 m. Local traffic will be permitted up to the work zone from Third Line.

Detour Route: River View Line (CK #36) – Merlin Road (CK #7) – Third Line

The road closure on Seventh Line West between Bloomfield Road and Dillon Road in Raleigh is extended until December 4 at 7 p.m. Road construction started on October 29 and was expected to be complete by November 27.

Local traffic is permitted up to the work zone and emergency vehicles will not have access through the work zone.

Detour Route: Bloomfield Road – Eighth Line – Dillon Road

Sections of King Street West and Second Street in Chatham will be closed for a few weeks for some sanitary sewer installation work. All lanes on King Street West will be closed at Second Street and all of the lanes on Second Street will be closed south of King Street West.

There will be single-lane access provided on Second Street north of King Street West for Emergency Services and local traffic. Vehicles entering the single lane from King Street West will be required to yield right of way to southbound vehicles.

Local traffic access will be provided on King Street West up to the Civic Centre from Third Street. The closure will be in effect from Monday, November 23, 2020 at 7 a.m. to Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 6 p.m.

Detour route: Lacroix Street – Wellington Street – Third Street

All lanes on Howard Road between Manning Road and Hitchcock Road in Chatham will be closed from November 16 until December 4 at 5 p.m. for water and sanitary sewer connections.

Local traffic will be permitted up to the work zone. Emergency vehicles will not have access through the work zone.

Detour Route: Park Avenue West (CK #18) – Bloomfield Road (CK #27) – Hitchcock Road

Union Line between St. Clair Road (Hwy. 40) and Prince Albert Road at the Pollock Drain in Chatham Township will be closed for culvert rehabilitation from October 26 to December 4.

Local traffic will be permitted up to the work zone but emergency service vehicles will not have access through the work zone.

Detour Route: St. Clair Road (Hwy 40) – Countryview Line (CK #29) – Prince Albert Road (CK #30)

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.

Recently announced cancellations/closures:

Saturdays at 7 concert at St. Andrew’s United Church in Chatham has been postponed until spring. The Sultans of String concert was originally scheduled for November 21.

Previously posted local cancellations:

The 59th annual South Western Ontario Pork Producer’s Conference (SWOPC) has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There are still plans to host the live event in 20202 to celebrate the conference’s 60th anniversary.

The 2020 IODE Captain Garnet Brackin Christmas House Tour is cancelled. They hope to return in 2021 and will be running a “special contest” at local florists starting in November and continuing each week into December.

All public events organized by the Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority scheduled through to the end of the year have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Due to COVID-19 concerns, the Chatham-Kent chapter of the Canadian Owners and Pilots Association has decided to cancel the annual COPA for Kids program, which usually runs the weekend after Labour Day. Officials said they will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and looks forward to running a safe COPA for Kids program in the future.

Crime Stoppers regretfully announces that the 2020 Ultimate Rodeo in support of the Chatham Kent Crime Stoppers is postponed until 2021. Tickets purchased for this year’s event will be valid in 2021. If you have any questions please contact the Rodeo office at 1-888-777-9793.

The May Court Club of Chatham has decided to further postpone the Women of Excellence Awards Dinner due to uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. The event was originally scheduled for May 29, 2020, but was pushed to November 6, 2020. However, the club has decided to further postpone the event to sometime in the spring of 2021.

The Maple City Slo Pitch League has made the decision to cancel the 2020 season due to the ongoing concerns of the COVID-19 pandemic. Team representatives have been asked to reach out to their Divisional Executive to discuss how their team would like to handle any deposits that have been put down for the 2020 Season. Teams will have the option for a full refund or to transfer the balance on the account to next year’s season.

An annual fundraiser that supports operations at Chatham-Kent Crime Stoppers has been postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Ultimate Rodeo Tour at TJ Stables, originally scheduled for July 17, has been rescheduled to September 25. All tickets previously issued for the July 17th performance will be honoured.

The International Plowing Match and Rural Expo has been postponed to October 2021.  Members of the Ontario Plowmen’s Association said the IPM will run from Wednesday, Oct. 13 to Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, and will be held at the Lindsay Fairgrounds and neighbouring farms in Lindsay, Municipality of Kawartha Lakes.