King William Street Improvements

August 15, 2019

Building a Future-Ready Downtown: King William Street Construction Update

Huntsville’s King William Street is under construction and because of this, you may encounter interruptions, especially during peak travel times. The digging, the dirt, the delays – it’s all temporary, and your patience is appreciated during these infrastructure upgrades.
The good news is, the King William Street road improvement project is on schedule to meet the targeted completion date.

To maintain this schedule, motorists travelling through the King William Street construction zone will experience increased daytime delays; a temporary reduction to a flagged single lane of traffic is required from John Street to Church Street to accommodate sanitary forcemain installation. This additional lane restriction is required due to the observed conditions of the existing forcemain being poorer than originally expected. This additional traffic control measure is required to avoid further damage to this main and ensure that there is uninterrupted service available to the residents and businesses within the service area.

Recognizing the delays lane restrictions cause and to reduce impacts, two way traffic will be reinstated on evenings and weekends. It is currently anticipated that two lanes of traffic will be back in place prior to Labour Day weekend to accommodate increased traffic volumes.

The District of Muskoka in partnership with the Town of Huntsville, is reminding motorists to exercise extra caution in the construction zone by slowing down and driving safely.

Members of the public are asked to do their part to keep workers and other travelers safe. When approaching all construction zones, motorists are asked to:

  • Slow down and proceed with caution
  • Watch for construction crews
  • Pay attention to all signs – normal speed limits will be reduced and traffic lanes may have changed
  • Be patient and expect delays
  • Keep a safe distance between your vehicle and construction workers, equipment and traffic barriers

While King William Street is under construction, the District, in partnership with the Town of Huntsville will closely monitor, communicate and are always looking at ways to minimize impacts on our Huntsville community, while maintaining a strict construction schedule to meet project deadlines.
Thank you for your patience during these infrastructure upgrades. Construction updates will continue to be available on the District of Muskoka’s online engagement platform EngageMuskoka.ca.



King William Street - Construction Update - July 29, 2019

King William Street - Construction Update: July 22, 2019

King William Street - Construction Update: July 15, 2019

King William Street - Construction Update: July 10, 2019



Project Timing
Drawing on public consultation and council-approved plan, the District and the Town began preliminary work on King William Street in 2018. 2019 marks the bulk of the construction phase, with some final, finishing works scheduled in the Spring of 2020. In recognition that impacts to both traffic and local businesses be minimized during construction, staff have worked closely with Engineering Design Consultants, to ensure prompt and proactive communications as well as construction staging strategies.

Following a detailed procurement process including pre-qualification, Contractor interviews and in-person meetings with neighbouring Municipalities with similar downtown related-projects, John Bravakis Enterprises Limited (J.B. Enterprises) have been awarded the construction contract to improve King William Street (Muskoka Road 3) in the Town of Huntsville


Full Project Location: From Main Street Swing Bridge to Scott Street (approximately 850m in length)

Project Summary: Work includes water and sewer rehabilitation and rebuilding the road base and driving surface.A portion of the Golden Pheasant forcemain project will also be included in below grade work.

Anticipated Schedule: Phase One (Bridge to Chaffey) will be under construction until approximately Labour Day. Phase Two (Chaffey to Cann) will commence following Labour Day. The project will be completed in late Spring, 2020.


August 15, 2019

Building a Future-Ready Downtown: King William Street Construction Update

Huntsville’s King William Street is under construction and because of this, you may encounter interruptions, especially during peak travel times. The digging, the dirt, the delays – it’s all temporary, and your patience is appreciated during these infrastructure upgrades.
The good news is, the King William Street road improvement project is on schedule to meet the targeted completion date.

To maintain this schedule, motorists travelling through the King William Street construction zone will experience increased daytime delays; a temporary reduction to a flagged single lane of traffic is required from John Street to Church Street to accommodate sanitary forcemain installation. This additional lane restriction is required due to the observed conditions of the existing forcemain being poorer than originally expected. This additional traffic control measure is required to avoid further damage to this main and ensure that there is uninterrupted service available to the residents and businesses within the service area.

Recognizing the delays lane restrictions cause and to reduce impacts, two way traffic will be reinstated on evenings and weekends. It is currently anticipated that two lanes of traffic will be back in place prior to Labour Day weekend to accommodate increased traffic volumes.

The District of Muskoka in partnership with the Town of Huntsville, is reminding motorists to exercise extra caution in the construction zone by slowing down and driving safely.

Members of the public are asked to do their part to keep workers and other travelers safe. When approaching all construction zones, motorists are asked to:

  • Slow down and proceed with caution
  • Watch for construction crews
  • Pay attention to all signs – normal speed limits will be reduced and traffic lanes may have changed
  • Be patient and expect delays
  • Keep a safe distance between your vehicle and construction workers, equipment and traffic barriers

While King William Street is under construction, the District, in partnership with the Town of Huntsville will closely monitor, communicate and are always looking at ways to minimize impacts on our Huntsville community, while maintaining a strict construction schedule to meet project deadlines.
Thank you for your patience during these infrastructure upgrades. Construction updates will continue to be available on the District of Muskoka’s online engagement platform EngageMuskoka.ca.



King William Street - Construction Update - July 29, 2019

King William Street - Construction Update: July 22, 2019

King William Street - Construction Update: July 15, 2019

King William Street - Construction Update: July 10, 2019



Project Timing
Drawing on public consultation and council-approved plan, the District and the Town began preliminary work on King William Street in 2018. 2019 marks the bulk of the construction phase, with some final, finishing works scheduled in the Spring of 2020. In recognition that impacts to both traffic and local businesses be minimized during construction, staff have worked closely with Engineering Design Consultants, to ensure prompt and proactive communications as well as construction staging strategies.

Following a detailed procurement process including pre-qualification, Contractor interviews and in-person meetings with neighbouring Municipalities with similar downtown related-projects, John Bravakis Enterprises Limited (J.B. Enterprises) have been awarded the construction contract to improve King William Street (Muskoka Road 3) in the Town of Huntsville


Full Project Location: From Main Street Swing Bridge to Scott Street (approximately 850m in length)

Project Summary: Work includes water and sewer rehabilitation and rebuilding the road base and driving surface.A portion of the Golden Pheasant forcemain project will also be included in below grade work.

Anticipated Schedule: Phase One (Bridge to Chaffey) will be under construction until approximately Labour Day. Phase Two (Chaffey to Cann) will commence following Labour Day. The project will be completed in late Spring, 2020.