King William Street Improvements

Building a Future-Ready Downtown: King William Street Construction
Huntsville’s King William Street is under construction and because of this, you will encounter interruptions and delays, especially during peak travel times. The digging, the dirt, the delays – it’s all temporary, and your patience is appreciated during these infrastructure upgrades.


Construction Update - November 29, 2019

King William Street is paved!
Thank you for your patience as King William Street was successfully paved in preparation for the Huntsville Santa Claus Parade.

Fairy Avenue, Church Street and John Street will be fully reopened to traffic - later this afternoon, King William from Cann Street and Chaffey Street are also expected to be reopened for both east and westbound traffic. Line painting was also accomplished due to the favourable weather.

Preparations are underway to install lighting and secure the construction zone with pedestrian fencing for the Santa Claus Parade; when complete, King William Street from John Street to Fairy Avenue / Chaffey Street intersection will remain closed to westbound traffic for the remainder of the weekend.

J.B. Enterprises will remain onsite next week progressing with sidewalk installations. Most of this work will take place off the roadway, but a single lane closure can be expected throughout construction hours to accommodate construction activities. Both East and West bound traffic are expected to be reopened early next week.

For more information about Huntsville’s Santa Claus Parade and the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, November 29, please visit www.downtownhuntsvilleadventures.ca

Kind regards,
The King William Street Project Team


Reminder - Increased Delays: Paving - Thursday, November 28, 2019

Preparations for the Santa Claus Parade in Huntsville are underway on King William Street.

Beginning early in the morning on Thursday, November 28, 2019, J.B. Enterprises will be working to lay an asphalt base from the Muskoka River Bridge to the Chaffey Street / Fairy Avenue intersection in Huntsville. The limits of John Street, Church Street and the entrances to Tim Horton’s and Pizza Nova are included in the paving schedule plans.

Motorists will experience increased delays on Thursday (including during the morning commute) and are encouraged to take alternate routes if possible. During paving activities, a single eastbound lane will be maintained, businesses in the area remain open and entrances will be accessible. When paving is complete, King William Street, Chaffey Street and Fairy Avenue will be open in both directions.

For more information about Huntsville’s Santa Claus Parade and the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony taking place this Friday, November 29, please visit www.downtownhuntsvilleadventures.ca


Construction Update - November 26, 2019

Preparations for the Santa Claus Parade in Huntsville are underway on King William Street.

As one of the only local parades to run in the evening, Huntsville’s Santa Claus Parade allows spectators to enjoy an illuminated parade. To ensure this successful holiday tradition continues, work is advancing to ensure King William Street will be ready for pedestrians and parade floats.

  • On Thursday of this week (November 28), J.B. Enterprises will be working to lay an asphalt base from the Muskoka River Bridge to the Chaffey Street / Fairy Avenue intersection. The limits of John Street, Church Street and the entrances to Tim Horton’s and Pizza Nova are included in the paving schedule plans.

  • During paving activities, a single eastbound lane will be maintained; when completed, King William Street, Chaffey Street and Fairy Avenue will be open in both directions.

  • Fencing will be installed along the length of the new curb on both sides of King William Street early in the day on Friday, this will allow the public to view the parade from the street-side of the fencing. The streetlights at Church Street and mid-block towards Fairy Avenue will also be reinstated for additional safety.

For more information about Huntsville’s Santa Claus Parade and the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, please visit www.downtownhuntsvilleadventures.ca

Businesses are encouraged to contact Dave Cottrell (J.B. Enterprises) with inquiries or concerns relating to business logistics, deliveries, entrance/access inquiries, etc. (davec.jbenterprises@gmail.com) or 705-331-9659.

Thank you for your continued patience and support as we upgrade the infrastructure in Huntsville.

Kind regards,
The King William Street Project Team



Construction Update - November 12, 2019

  • Fairy Avenue will be closed mid-morning today (Tuesday, November 12) to facilitate sanitary and storm sewer main installations;
  • Church Street will be reopened prior to closing Fairy Avenue for access to the long term care facility as well as residents to the south of King William Street;
  • traffic signage will be adjusted at Cann Street to close off King William Street to westbound traffic allowing eastbound traffic only;
  • access to businesses in this block will be from the east only, this is necessary to enable the Contractor to run sanitary bypass piping;
  • access to King William Street off Hanes will be closed.

Businesses are encouraged to contact Dave Cottrell (J.B. Enterprises) in regards to business logistics, deliveries, business access inquiries, etc. (davec.jbenterprises@gmail.com) or 705-331-9659.


Construction Update - Week of November 11, 2019


Last week, J.B. Enterprises completed the storm and sanitary sewer main installation on the west-side of the Chaffey Street / Fairy Avenue intersection. Traffic routing has been moved over to the south-side, enabling the Contractor to continue with the servicing along the north-side of the street.

Church Street has been closed to accommodate remediation activities of utilities across the intersection; Fairy Avenue has been reopened to traffic while the utility work at Church Street is being facilitated.

  • This week, the intent is to complete the remaining servicing along the north side near the Chaffey Street / Fairy Avenue intersection;
  • There is a full crew onsite working to accomplish as much as possible before more winter weather arrives;
  • The sanitary bypass system will be set-up along the south side of King William Street (eastbound from Chaffey Street) with traffic control, with a designated eastbound lane up to Cann Street;
  • Westbound traffic will be routed onto Cann Street in an effort to rectify the usage of Wimpy's Diner parking lot as a thoroughfare.

When Church Street is reopened to traffic (currently anticipated to be Tuesday, November 12), Fairy Avenue will be closed to enable the continued installation of storm and sanitary mains across the intersection.

Businesses are encouraged to contact Dave Cottrell (J.B. Enterprises) in regards to business logistics, deliveries, business access inquiries, etc. (davec.jbenterprises@gmail.com) or 705-331-9659.

Thank you for your continued patience and support as we upgrade the infrastructure on King William Street.
Thank you for being part of EngageMuskoka.ca.

Kind regards,
The King William Street Project Team

Businesses are encouraged to contact Dave Cottrell, J.B. Enterprises Public Relations Officer in regards to business logistics, deliveries, access inquiries, etc. (davec.jbenterprises@gmail.com)

Thank you for your continued patience and support as we upgrade the infrastructure on King William Street.



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;
  • Watch for pedestrians;
  • Pay attention to all signs – normal speed limits will be reduced and traffic lanes may have changed;
  • Follow the posted detour route;
  • 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 the schedule to meet project deadlines.


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 additional work next year; anticipated completion is late 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.


Building a Future-Ready Downtown: King William Street Construction
Huntsville’s King William Street is under construction and because of this, you will encounter interruptions and delays, especially during peak travel times. The digging, the dirt, the delays – it’s all temporary, and your patience is appreciated during these infrastructure upgrades.


Construction Update - November 29, 2019

King William Street is paved!
Thank you for your patience as King William Street was successfully paved in preparation for the Huntsville Santa Claus Parade.

Fairy Avenue, Church Street and John Street will be fully reopened to traffic - later this afternoon, King William from Cann Street and Chaffey Street are also expected to be reopened for both east and westbound traffic. Line painting was also accomplished due to the favourable weather.

Preparations are underway to install lighting and secure the construction zone with pedestrian fencing for the Santa Claus Parade; when complete, King William Street from John Street to Fairy Avenue / Chaffey Street intersection will remain closed to westbound traffic for the remainder of the weekend.

J.B. Enterprises will remain onsite next week progressing with sidewalk installations. Most of this work will take place off the roadway, but a single lane closure can be expected throughout construction hours to accommodate construction activities. Both East and West bound traffic are expected to be reopened early next week.

For more information about Huntsville’s Santa Claus Parade and the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, November 29, please visit www.downtownhuntsvilleadventures.ca

Kind regards,
The King William Street Project Team


Reminder - Increased Delays: Paving - Thursday, November 28, 2019

Preparations for the Santa Claus Parade in Huntsville are underway on King William Street.

Beginning early in the morning on Thursday, November 28, 2019, J.B. Enterprises will be working to lay an asphalt base from the Muskoka River Bridge to the Chaffey Street / Fairy Avenue intersection in Huntsville. The limits of John Street, Church Street and the entrances to Tim Horton’s and Pizza Nova are included in the paving schedule plans.

Motorists will experience increased delays on Thursday (including during the morning commute) and are encouraged to take alternate routes if possible. During paving activities, a single eastbound lane will be maintained, businesses in the area remain open and entrances will be accessible. When paving is complete, King William Street, Chaffey Street and Fairy Avenue will be open in both directions.

For more information about Huntsville’s Santa Claus Parade and the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony taking place this Friday, November 29, please visit www.downtownhuntsvilleadventures.ca


Construction Update - November 26, 2019

Preparations for the Santa Claus Parade in Huntsville are underway on King William Street.

As one of the only local parades to run in the evening, Huntsville’s Santa Claus Parade allows spectators to enjoy an illuminated parade. To ensure this successful holiday tradition continues, work is advancing to ensure King William Street will be ready for pedestrians and parade floats.

  • On Thursday of this week (November 28), J.B. Enterprises will be working to lay an asphalt base from the Muskoka River Bridge to the Chaffey Street / Fairy Avenue intersection. The limits of John Street, Church Street and the entrances to Tim Horton’s and Pizza Nova are included in the paving schedule plans.

  • During paving activities, a single eastbound lane will be maintained; when completed, King William Street, Chaffey Street and Fairy Avenue will be open in both directions.

  • Fencing will be installed along the length of the new curb on both sides of King William Street early in the day on Friday, this will allow the public to view the parade from the street-side of the fencing. The streetlights at Church Street and mid-block towards Fairy Avenue will also be reinstated for additional safety.

For more information about Huntsville’s Santa Claus Parade and the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, please visit www.downtownhuntsvilleadventures.ca

Businesses are encouraged to contact Dave Cottrell (J.B. Enterprises) with inquiries or concerns relating to business logistics, deliveries, entrance/access inquiries, etc. (davec.jbenterprises@gmail.com) or 705-331-9659.

Thank you for your continued patience and support as we upgrade the infrastructure in Huntsville.

Kind regards,
The King William Street Project Team



Construction Update - November 12, 2019

  • Fairy Avenue will be closed mid-morning today (Tuesday, November 12) to facilitate sanitary and storm sewer main installations;
  • Church Street will be reopened prior to closing Fairy Avenue for access to the long term care facility as well as residents to the south of King William Street;
  • traffic signage will be adjusted at Cann Street to close off King William Street to westbound traffic allowing eastbound traffic only;
  • access to businesses in this block will be from the east only, this is necessary to enable the Contractor to run sanitary bypass piping;
  • access to King William Street off Hanes will be closed.

Businesses are encouraged to contact Dave Cottrell (J.B. Enterprises) in regards to business logistics, deliveries, business access inquiries, etc. (davec.jbenterprises@gmail.com) or 705-331-9659.


Construction Update - Week of November 11, 2019


Last week, J.B. Enterprises completed the storm and sanitary sewer main installation on the west-side of the Chaffey Street / Fairy Avenue intersection. Traffic routing has been moved over to the south-side, enabling the Contractor to continue with the servicing along the north-side of the street.

Church Street has been closed to accommodate remediation activities of utilities across the intersection; Fairy Avenue has been reopened to traffic while the utility work at Church Street is being facilitated.

  • This week, the intent is to complete the remaining servicing along the north side near the Chaffey Street / Fairy Avenue intersection;
  • There is a full crew onsite working to accomplish as much as possible before more winter weather arrives;
  • The sanitary bypass system will be set-up along the south side of King William Street (eastbound from Chaffey Street) with traffic control, with a designated eastbound lane up to Cann Street;
  • Westbound traffic will be routed onto Cann Street in an effort to rectify the usage of Wimpy's Diner parking lot as a thoroughfare.

When Church Street is reopened to traffic (currently anticipated to be Tuesday, November 12), Fairy Avenue will be closed to enable the continued installation of storm and sanitary mains across the intersection.

Businesses are encouraged to contact Dave Cottrell (J.B. Enterprises) in regards to business logistics, deliveries, business access inquiries, etc. (davec.jbenterprises@gmail.com) or 705-331-9659.

Thank you for your continued patience and support as we upgrade the infrastructure on King William Street.
Thank you for being part of EngageMuskoka.ca.

Kind regards,
The King William Street Project Team

Businesses are encouraged to contact Dave Cottrell, J.B. Enterprises Public Relations Officer in regards to business logistics, deliveries, access inquiries, etc. (davec.jbenterprises@gmail.com)

Thank you for your continued patience and support as we upgrade the infrastructure on King William Street.



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;
  • Watch for pedestrians;
  • Pay attention to all signs – normal speed limits will be reduced and traffic lanes may have changed;
  • Follow the posted detour route;
  • 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 the schedule to meet project deadlines.


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 additional work next year; anticipated completion is late 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.


  • November 7, 2019 Update

    26 days ago
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    Highlights from Community Information Session
    and Construction Update for November 7, 2019

    The District of Muskoka hosted a Community Information Sessionon November 5, to provide an update on the King William Street project. Information shared included an update on the progress to date, challenges experienced during construction as well as discussion on work remaining for the season and start-up in 2020. (Click here to download the presentation.)

    It was noted that progress to date on this project has been slower than originally anticipated and was primarily due to the requirements to work around complex utility structures which needed to...

    Highlights from Community Information Session
    and Construction Update for November 7, 2019

    The District of Muskoka hosted a Community Information Sessionon November 5, to provide an update on the King William Street project. Information shared included an update on the progress to date, challenges experienced during construction as well as discussion on work remaining for the season and start-up in 2020. (Click here to download the presentation.)

    It was noted that progress to date on this project has been slower than originally anticipated and was primarily due to the requirements to work around complex utility structures which needed to be kept functioning for businesses and residents as well as additional bedrock encountered in the deepest portion of the excavation. The District, EXP (the design consultant) and JB Enterprises (the site Contractor) have been working closely together to ensure safety and minimize the impact on traffic as much as possible.

    Mark Misko, Director of Engineering and Transportation for the District of Muskoka shared photos, depicting some of the underground difficulties “Although we have experienced setbacks and delays to accommodate these utilities, the changes we’ve made to our traffic control plan and increasing the work zone platform will assist in making up some of the lost time,” said Misko. “Underground infrastructure is typically replaced once every 50 years, it’s vitally important this is done right. We understand the impact this project has on local businesses, residents and visitors, so we are taking steps and adjusting our schedule and resources to ensure this project is completed on time and on budget.”

    J.B. Enterprises will continue to work late into November (potentially December), and will ensure the construction site is safe for winter maintenance.

    What We Heard: During the Information Session, residents and businesses shared concerns and ideas for improvement. Traffic frustrations were communicated, noting the detour in place has increased wait times and backups in certain areas, including the intersection at Centre Street and West Road. It was also recognized that increased communication is needed to provide businesses with accurate and timely information to share with their customers and signage is requested to assist with wayfinding.

    The District is acting on the feedback received at last evening's Community Information Session and looks forward to providing an update on the suggestions proposed.

    Businesses are encouraged to contact Dave Cottrell, J.B. Enterprises Public Relations Officer in regards to business logistics, deliveries, access inquiries, etc. (davec.jbenterprises@gmail.com)

    Thank you for your continued patience and support as we upgrade the infrastructure on King William Street.


  • October 22, 2019 Update

    about 1 month ago

    Construction Update - October 22, 2019

    - King William Street open to eastbound traffic only from the Muskoka River Bridge to the Chaffey / Fairy intersection with westbound traffic currently being detoured via Chaffey and Centre Street.

    - John Street intersection will be open at King William Street with the ability to turn east and west. PLEASE NOTE - This intersection will be closed to all traffic periodically throughout the upcoming weeks to allow construction activities to progress throughout this area.

    - Church Street intersection remains closed at King William Street with access to Mill Street via Fairy Avenue.

    -...

    Construction Update - October 22, 2019

    - King William Street open to eastbound traffic only from the Muskoka River Bridge to the Chaffey / Fairy intersection with westbound traffic currently being detoured via Chaffey and Centre Street.

    - John Street intersection will be open at King William Street with the ability to turn east and west. PLEASE NOTE - This intersection will be closed to all traffic periodically throughout the upcoming weeks to allow construction activities to progress throughout this area.

    - Church Street intersection remains closed at King William Street with access to Mill Street via Fairy Avenue.

    - Rock blasting is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, October 23rd which will require a short duration of full closure on King William Street as the blasting takes place.

    - The Church Street intersection will remain closed this week, with access to the south side able to use Fairy Avenue.


  • October 29, 2019 Update

    about 1 month ago

    Construction Update - October 29, 2019

    • Remaining services will be extended across to the north side in the vicinity of Church Street this week;
    • Removal of blasted rock will continue from Church to Chaffey / Fairy and we anticipate installation of the Storm and Sanitary sewermains in the same area;
    • Traffic control setup will remain unchanged this week (see bottom of this page for full traffic control details) with full access off John Street, eastbound traffic only on King William Street from the Muskoka River bridge to Chaffey / Fairy intersection. Church Street will remain closed with access to the...

    Construction Update - October 29, 2019

    • Remaining services will be extended across to the north side in the vicinity of Church Street this week;
    • Removal of blasted rock will continue from Church to Chaffey / Fairy and we anticipate installation of the Storm and Sanitary sewermains in the same area;
    • Traffic control setup will remain unchanged this week (see bottom of this page for full traffic control details) with full access off John Street, eastbound traffic only on King William Street from the Muskoka River bridge to Chaffey / Fairy intersection. Church Street will remain closed with access to the long term care facility and local residents only, off Fairy Street.

  • October 31, 2019 Update

    about 1 month ago
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    Construction Update - October 31, 2019

    • The storm and sanitary mains are planned to be installed in the intersection of Fairy Street and Chaffey Street next week.
      To accommodate this installation, Church Street will reopen to local traffic only and Fairy Street will be closed for approximately two weeks to accommodate the installation at this intersection.

    • During daytime working hours next week, flaggers will be directing traffic during this installation at the intersection at Fairy Street and Chaffey Street.
      After hours, temporary traffic lights will be used to ensure traffic moves through this area.

    • Left-hand turns will be permitted from...

    Construction Update - October 31, 2019

    • The storm and sanitary mains are planned to be installed in the intersection of Fairy Street and Chaffey Street next week.
      To accommodate this installation, Church Street will reopen to local traffic only and Fairy Street will be closed for approximately two weeks to accommodate the installation at this intersection.

    • During daytime working hours next week, flaggers will be directing traffic during this installation at the intersection at Fairy Street and Chaffey Street.
      After hours, temporary traffic lights will be used to ensure traffic moves through this area.

    • Left-hand turns will be permitted from John Street, onto King William Street - to allow improved access to Church Street from the north-side, on the eastbound King William lane.

    • Click here for a map, showing the above.

    • A Community Information Session has been scheduled on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 6:00 - 7:30pm (formal presentation at 6:15pm) at the Partner's Hall in the Algonquin Theatre.


  • Halloween on King William Street

    about 1 month ago

    Halloween on King William Street!

    We recognize on Halloween, there may be more pedestrian traffic along Main Street and King William Street this evening than typical.

    The Contractor has ensured the public sidewalk along the north side of King William Street from the bridge to Chaffey is clear, and fencing is installed along the road edge from John to 104 Main Street East for delineation and safety.

    The parking areas to the east have been cleared and reopened, including asphalt patching fronting the office where Lakeland installed new ducts and primary cables.

    The John Street sidewalk on the west side...

    Halloween on King William Street!

    We recognize on Halloween, there may be more pedestrian traffic along Main Street and King William Street this evening than typical.

    The Contractor has ensured the public sidewalk along the north side of King William Street from the bridge to Chaffey is clear, and fencing is installed along the road edge from John to 104 Main Street East for delineation and safety.

    The parking areas to the east have been cleared and reopened, including asphalt patching fronting the office where Lakeland installed new ducts and primary cables.

    The John Street sidewalk on the west side has been restored with granular and is accessible to wheelchairs. Both entrances to the Tim Hortons stripmall are open.

    Happy Halloween!

  • Community Information Session - November 5, 2019

    about 1 month ago
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    Community Information Session

    • King William Street Updates
    • Tuesday, November 5, 2019
    • Presentation at 6:15pm (drop-in: 6-730pm)
    • Partner's Hall - Algonquin Theatre


    Community Information Session

    • King William Street Updates
    • Tuesday, November 5, 2019
    • Presentation at 6:15pm (drop-in: 6-730pm)
    • Partner's Hall - Algonquin Theatre


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