Chatham-Kent closures and cancellations

Road Closures:

Chittim Road will be closed between Fargo Road and William Street from Wednesday, September 28, 2022 to Thursday, September 29, 2022 from 8 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (road reopened at night).

Detour route: Fargo Road – Talbot Trail (CK #3) – William Street

Kimball Road Bridge over Otter Creek in Chatham Township will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic from September 19 to December 5 for a rehabilitation project.


Route #1: McCreary Line (CK #78) – Brigden Road – Lambton Line (St.Clair Township)
Route #2: Murray Street – McNaughton Avenue – Dufferin Avenue – Highway #40 –
Langstaff Line

Lorne Avenue in Wallaceburg will be closed between Dufferin Avenue and Elizabeth Street from August 30 to October 7.

Indian Creek Road East in Chatham will be closed between Queen Street and Creek Road from August 2 until October 31.

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.

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

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.