“Half load” restrictions removed early

“Half load” restrictions removed early

Municipal officials announced that the “half load” restriction on municipal roadways was removed on April 21st. On an annual basis, the Municipality of Chatham-Kent implements a period of reduced load limits during the spring thaw on a majority of the road network. This is done in order to protect the road base from damage caused […]

Police wearing green shirts in support of Mental Health Week

Police wearing green shirts in support of Mental Health Week

Certain members of the Chatham-Kent Police Service will be wearing green shirts and attending events within the Municipality in support of Mental Health Week. Mental Health Week is an annual national event that takes place May 1 – 7 to encourage people from all walks of life to learn, talk, reflect and engage with others […]

Road safety blitz raises awareness about risks associated with distracted driving and failure to properly wear seatbelts

Road safety blitz raises awareness about risks associated with distracted driving and failure to properly wear seatbelts

The Chatham-Kent Police Service Traffic Management Unit recently conducted, “Operation Salt Truck” which was a Road Safety Blitz within the Municipality. Police say the goal was to raise awareness with respects to the risks associated with distracted driving and improper seatbelt use through the use of education and enforcement. Through the use of unmarked Municipal […]

Bridge washing work continues

Bridge washing work continues

Municipal officials say lane restrictions will be placed on several roads over Thames River today: Keil Drive Bridge between Grand Ave West and Riverview Drive; Third Street Bridge between King St West and St Clair St; Clachan Road between Austin Line and Walnut Drive; Little John Road between River Line and Longwoods Road. Planned bridge […]

Chatham-Kent Public Library offers new storykits celebrating Indigenous culture and language

Chatham-Kent Public Library offers new storykits celebrating Indigenous culture and language

Chatham-Kent Public Library introduced special additions to the popular storykit collection available at the public library. CKPL presents six new Indigenous kits for kids featuring resources from the Delaware Nation and Ojibwe culture. The kits include regalia and traditional clothing, stories, music, dolls, drums, language learning devices and more. Kits may be checked out for […]

Suffrage poster workshop at ARTspace

Suffrage poster workshop at ARTspace

On Saturday, May 6th from 1-4 p.m., join local artist Laurie Langford at ARTspace (165 ½ King Street W. in Chatham) for a poster workshop exploring the art of the women’s suffrage movement. Participants will be able to make their own suffrage poster, and anyone ages 10-29 can submit their design to Historica Canada’s Votes […]

Lane restrictions placed on bridges over Thames River

Lane restrictions placed on bridges over Thames River

Lane restrictions are placed on three roads over Thames River today. Planned bridge washing work will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the following roads: Keil Drive Bridge between Grand Ave West and Riverview Dr Little John Road between Longwoods Road and River Line Clachan Road between Walnut Drive and Austin Line. […]

Crews reconstruct the Hwy 401 / Hwy 40 interchange

Crews reconstruct the Hwy 401 / Hwy 40 interchange

Municipal officials announced that reconstruction work has started at the Hwy 401 / Hwy 40 interchange (Interchange #90). Local traffic permitted up to the work zone at the overpass and interchange. Work started on April 18th. All lanes will be closed at the interchange to all traffic until November 13th. Drivers are advised to use […]

Repairs at the CN/CSX railway crossing

Repairs at the CN/CSX railway crossing

Municipal officials announced that repairs at the CN/CSX railway crossing are scheduled to take place from Thursday, April 20th to Friday, April 21st. Park Avenue East in Chatham will be down to one lane in each direction at the railway crossing. Drivers are advised to use alternative routes.

UPDATE: Road closure postponed

UPDATE: Road closure postponed

UPDATE: The road closure has been postponed to April 21st from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. ———- Municipal officials announced that King Street West will be closed between Fifth Street and William Street from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. this morning while crews pour concrete on upper floors with crane and bucket. All lanes closed […]

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