Chatham-Kent closures and cancellations

Road Closures:

Heron Line in the Community of Dover will be closed between Jacob Road and Town Line Road from June 6 to September 15 for a bridge rehabilitation project

Detour: Jacob Road – Belle Rose Line – Town Line Road

There will be several closures in Wallaceburg due to WAMBO. The closures will be in place from Friday, August 12 at 11 a.m. to Saturday, August 13 at 11 p.m.

Road Closures:

– James Street from Dufferin Avenue to Fork Street.
– Nelson Street from Wellington Street to south limits.
– Duncan Street from Wellington Street to south limits.
– Creek Street from Wellington Street to south limits.
– William Street from James Street to south limits.
– Municipal Parking Lot D between James Street and Wellington Street.

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

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

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.