Chatham-Kent closures and cancellations

Recent cancellations:

The organizing committee for Christmas in Muskoka and the St. Clair Catholic District School Board have announced that the annual Christmas charity event has been postponed for 2021. The event is scheduled to return to the Bradley Centre in Chatham from Tuesday, November 15, 2022 to Saturday, November 19, 2022.

Due to the evolving circumstances with COVID-19, the Chatham-Kent Chamber of Commerce Rural Urban Awards scheduled for Wednesday, November 24, 2021 is being postponed to early spring of 2022, in hopes of hosting an in-person celebration. As a result, the Agriculture Committee has made the decision to continue receiving nomination for the Rural Urban Awards. Nominations will be open until Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at 4 p.m. You can submit your nomination here.

The 2021 Annual IODE Christmas Hour Tour is cancelled again this year. Due to the ongoing Covid 19 restrictions, organizers say they are unable to safely decorate and tour local homes.

Road Closures:

King Street West in Chatham will be closed between Fourth Street and Fifth Street from November 22 to November 30 from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day. The road will be fully open on weekend.

Detour route: Fourth Street – Wellington Street West – Fifth Street

Sinclair Line in Harwich will be closed between Kent Bridge Road (CK #15) and Mull Road from Monday, November 15 to  Friday, December 3 for a culvert replacement.

Detour route: Kent Bridge Road (CK #15) – Talbot Trail (CK #3) – Mull Road

Sinclair Road in Tilbury will be closed between Mint Line and Forbes Line on November 29 from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. for a frainage culvert installation across the roadway.

Detour route: Mint Line – Jeannettes Creek Road – Forbes Line

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.