Chatham-Kent closures and cancellations

Road Closures:

Starting on May 2, the Lord Selkirk Bridge in Wallaceburg will be closed daily between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. but will open for vehicular and pedestrian traffic after these hours. The bridge will be closed daily to all vehicular and pedestrian traffic on the east side of the bridge. However, pedestrians will be able to cross on the west side of the bridge during construction.

The work is expected to take approximately five days to complete and a traffic detour will be in place daily for the duration of the work.

Indian Creek Road West in Chatham will be closed between Braemar Boulevard and Howard Road from May 4 at 7 a.m. to June 1 at 2 p.m. for roadway upgrades. Local traffic will be permitted up to the work zone.

Detour: Lacroix Street – Park Avenue West – Howard Road

Wheatley Road between Lakeshore Road 309 and Campbell Road and Goodreau Line between Campbell Road and Quinn Line in Tilbury East will be closed from May 2 to July 29 for a bridge rehabilitation at the Government Drain #4.

Detour: Middle Road (Essex #46) – Kings Highway #77 – Essex Road #8

Starting May 2, the intersection of Wheatley Road and Goodreau Line will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic to complete the Wheatley Road Bridge rehabilitation. It is anticipated that the work at this location will take approximately seven weeks. After the work is completed at this location, the 2nd Bridge, Wheatley Road over the Burgess Drain, located between Coatsworth Road and Rosedale Line, will be closed for approximately 7 weeks.

Both structures will be completed and Wheatley Road reopened to vehicular traffic by the end of July 2022.  The Municipality of Chatham-Kent is urging the public to use the posted detour and not use local roads as they are not adequate to handle the large volumes of traffic.

Detour: Middle Road — Highway 77 — Essex Road 8.

Thames Street/St. Clair Street in Chatham will be closed between Dover Street/Emma Street and Kent Street from March 7 to June 30 as construction resumes on the Third Street Bridge.

Follow detour routes currently posted for the Third Street Bridge closure:
Grand Avenue – Lacroix Street – Richmond Street – Queen Street
Queen Street – School Street – Centre Street – Fifth Street – Victoria Avenue – Grand
Avenue East

CKTransit Detours for Route 1 and Route 2 are posted on the bus, at the downtown
terminal and on the website at: www.cktransit.ca.

Clachan Road Bridge over the Thames River in Orford will be closed starting Monday, February 28 to both vehicular and pedestrian traffic. It is anticipated that the project will be completed and the bridge will be re-opened in the Fall of 2022.

A detour comprised of Chatham-Kent roads and Elgin County roads will be posted to direct traffic around the site, which includes: Longwoods Road – Hagerty Road – Morrison Road – Johnston Line – Clachan Road.

The LO Stonehouse Pedestrian Bridge over the Sydenham River, in the Community of Wallaceburg, will be closed on November 10, 2021 until further notice due to public safety concerns.

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 www.cktransit.ca

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.