Clachan Road Bridge Closure over the Thames River

November 2, 2022
For Immediate Release

Central Elgin, ON – Contractors working on the Clachan Road Bridge Rehabilitation Project on the border of West Elgin & Chatham-Kent have worked diligently over the past eight (8) months to complete this project. Due to labour and material shortages and challenges relating to the bridge’s original construction, the initial completion date has been pushed back to the first week in December.

The estimated completion date for the rehabilitation of the Clachan Road Bridge was the end of October 2022. However, the majority of the work has been completed; with galvanized steel railings; waterproofing, and paving to be completed in the coming weeks. The bridge is anticipated to be open to traffic the week of December 5, 2022.

A section of Clachan Road from the Bridge over the Thames River to Longwoods Road will be rehabilitated in the Spring of 2023.

For updates on this and all other projects within Chatham-Kent, please refer to

The County of Elgin thanks you for your continued patience and apologizes for any inconvenience this closure may cause.


For additional information, please contact:

Brian Lima
General Manager of Engineering, Planning & Enterprise / Deputy CAO   


Victoria Day Closure 2024
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Graphic to indicate holiday closures at Elgin County Facilities. The Elgin County Administration Building, Provincial Offences Administration Building, and Elgin County Heritage Centre will be closed on Friday, December 23rd at noon. Regular business hours will resume on Tuesday, January 2nd, 2024.