Clachan Road Bridge Closure over Thames River

The Municipality of Chatham-Kent has secured a contractor (McLean Taylor Construction) for the rehabilitation of the Clachan Road Bridge over the Thames River in the Community of Orford.

Commencing Monday, February 28, 2022, the Clachan Road Bridge over the Thames River will be closed to 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.

Chatham-Kent is committed to working with McLean Taylor Construction to maintain a safe and orderly worksite.  All efforts will be made to reduce the impact on the surrounding area. Construction sites have many potential hazards and extreme caution should be taken by adhering to the safety requirements and staying outside of the construction zones. 

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 navigational clearance for this bridge is 6 m wide x 3.5 m high, and every effort will be made to maintain this clearance for safe navigation for the duration of construction.

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