Erosion Forces Talbot Trail Closure


Erosion along the Lake Erie shoreline has forced the closure of a major section of road.

Municipal officials have shut down Talbot Trail between Coatsworth Road and Stevenson Road, saying its structural integrity has been compromised.

Along with the ongoing Lake Erie Shoreline study, a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) is being launched to evaluate this issue and come up with some recommendations for both short and long term solutions.

Officials say both studies should be done next year.

Detour Routes:

  • Truck, Heavy and Large Load Traffic coming from Wheatley and Blenheim are advised to follow the posted detour route (D-1) which is by way of Wheatley Road and Middle Line.
  • Local Traffic will be able to continue on Talbot Trail up to Coatsworth Road (coming from Wheatley) or up to Port Road (coming from Blenheim) where another detour route (D-1) will be posted around the full closure location on Talbot Trail.
  • All other roads along Talbot Trail from Wheatley to Coatsworth Road and from Blenheim to Port Road (which includes Stevenson, Baldwin and Radmore Roads) will remain open.