Keil Drive South Road Improvement Project Set to Commence in Chatham-Kent

The Municipality of Chatham-Kent is beginning a road improvement project aimed at enhancing safety and accessibility for pedestrians along Keil Drive South and Tweedsmuir Avenue West.

Beginning the week of May 13, 2024, Henry Heyink Construction has been contracted to undertake enhancements spanning from Bristol Drive to Tweedsmuir Avenue West, including the roundabout at Keil Drive South and Tweedsmuir Avenue West. The project is slated for completion in late August 2024 ahead of the upcoming school year.

Key aspects of the project include:

  • Replacement of pavement from Keil Drive South to Tweedsmuir Avenue West
  • Improvements to islands, crossing locations, and sidewalks at the roundabout to bolster pedestrian safety and introduce controlled pedestrian crossings
  • Resurfacing of pavement within the roundabout

Work at the roundabout includes the construction of new pedestrian crossovers (PXOs) where motorists are required to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians. The implementation of PXOs is part of the recommended actions identified in the Municipality’s Road Safety Action Plan adopted in November 2023.

“The work we are implementing on Keil Drive is one of many steps we’re taking to implement our Road Safety Action Plan,” said Marissa Mascaro, Director of Engineering. “It is our goal to reduce risk and ultimately make the streets of Chatham-Kent safer for everyone.”

Detour signage will be posted and access to all properties along the affected streets will be maintained at all times. Access to the Chatham Christian School will be available throughout the project.

Four Ride CK bus stops on Route 4 will be out of service for the duration of the project. One temporary bus stop will be installed on Bristol Drive adjacent to the walk path from Sherwood Court. For more information on bus routes, please visit the RideCK web page at

For regular construction updates and further information, please visit the Chatham-Kent Construction Projects website at

For more information on Chatham-Kent’s Road Safety Action Plan please visit


Media Contact:

Eric Labadie

Manager, Corporate Communications

Municipality of Chatham-Kent

519-360-1998 x 2039