Diggin' Downtown Huntsville

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We're Diggin' Downtown Huntsville!

Diggin’ Downtown construction began in March 2021 to address underground water and sewage pipes. Replacing the infrastructure also created an opportunity to improve the pedestrian experience with new sidewalks and streetscape elements to provide a more attractive and accessible downtown, including a smooth new driving surface.

  • Diggin' Downtown project is made up of 5 construction stages.
  • We are entering Stage 2 on Wednesday, June 16, 2021.
  • We remain in Stage 2 until further notice.

  • Questions about our Diggin' Downtown project? Ask us a question here.


Visit huntsville.ca/diggindowntown to stay informed with Main Street construction details and detours, parking and access, and more.


Latest News

July 26, 2021
The Town of Huntsville and District of Muskoka would like to advise the community the Diggin’ Downtown construction project will remain in Stage 2 construction until further notice. Read our latest Joint Media Release here.

July 15, 2021
Over the past few weeks, Huntsville has received over two months’ worth of rain, putting our Town's storm sewers to work. This increased rainfall has impacted the Diggin’ Downtown construction project progress. Read our latest Joint Media Release here.

June 11, 2021
Construction for Diggin' Downtown Huntsville will enter Stage 2 on Wednesday, June 16, 2021.
Read our latest Joint Media Release here.

June 7, 2021
Thank you for tuning into our Community Information Session at 6 pm on June 2, 2021.
If you missed it, download a copy of our presentation or watch our recording.

May 25, 2021
Joint News Release:
Huntsville’s Diggin’ Downtown Stage 2 Road Closures Start Early June





Stage 2 (Two)

Pedestrian Access Open Downtown

Stage 2 (Two) - June 16, 2021 - TBD
What's being done?
Work continues under the bridge and crews remain working in the Stage 1 area.
Town hall rampKing Street streetscapingWater & sewer replacement
New sidewalksNew boulevardsStreetscape elements


Stage 2 (Two) - June 16, 2021 - TBD
Pedestrian and Boat Access
Walking access to the downtown core is open - visit our downtown businesses!
Pedestrian crossing is available at the Bridge
Boat traffic can continue to pass under the bridge (max. height restrictions in effect)


Stage 2 (Two) - June 16, 2021 - TBD
Road Closures
Main Street closed from Brunel Road to Centre Street
Active construction zone from Brunel Road to West Street
West Street to Centre Street closed for material storage
King Street closed


Stage 2 (Two) - June 16, 2021 - TBD
Detour
Westbound and Eastbound traffic will detour south to Brunel Rd, Veterans Wy & Centre St
Traffic travelling North or South will be directed between Brunel Rd, Centre St along Veterans Wy
River Street fully closed to vehicular traffic



This project includes:

  • Swing Bridge repairs and rehabilitation
  • New swing bridge driving surface
  • New sanitary system
  • New storm system
  • New and upgraded watermains
  • New traffic signals
  • New traffic lights
  • New pedestrian crossings
  • New sidewalks
  • New landscape features
  • New road alignment and parking configurations
  • New road surface
  • New Town Hall ramp









We're Diggin' Downtown Huntsville!

Diggin’ Downtown construction began in March 2021 to address underground water and sewage pipes. Replacing the infrastructure also created an opportunity to improve the pedestrian experience with new sidewalks and streetscape elements to provide a more attractive and accessible downtown, including a smooth new driving surface.

  • Diggin' Downtown project is made up of 5 construction stages.
  • We are entering Stage 2 on Wednesday, June 16, 2021.
  • We remain in Stage 2 until further notice.

  • Questions about our Diggin' Downtown project? Ask us a question here.


Visit huntsville.ca/diggindowntown to stay informed with Main Street construction details and detours, parking and access, and more.


Latest News

July 26, 2021
The Town of Huntsville and District of Muskoka would like to advise the community the Diggin’ Downtown construction project will remain in Stage 2 construction until further notice. Read our latest Joint Media Release here.

July 15, 2021
Over the past few weeks, Huntsville has received over two months’ worth of rain, putting our Town's storm sewers to work. This increased rainfall has impacted the Diggin’ Downtown construction project progress. Read our latest Joint Media Release here.

June 11, 2021
Construction for Diggin' Downtown Huntsville will enter Stage 2 on Wednesday, June 16, 2021.
Read our latest Joint Media Release here.

June 7, 2021
Thank you for tuning into our Community Information Session at 6 pm on June 2, 2021.
If you missed it, download a copy of our presentation or watch our recording.

May 25, 2021
Joint News Release:
Huntsville’s Diggin’ Downtown Stage 2 Road Closures Start Early June





Stage 2 (Two)

Pedestrian Access Open Downtown

Stage 2 (Two) - June 16, 2021 - TBD
What's being done?
Work continues under the bridge and crews remain working in the Stage 1 area.
Town hall rampKing Street streetscapingWater & sewer replacement
New sidewalksNew boulevardsStreetscape elements


Stage 2 (Two) - June 16, 2021 - TBD
Pedestrian and Boat Access
Walking access to the downtown core is open - visit our downtown businesses!
Pedestrian crossing is available at the Bridge
Boat traffic can continue to pass under the bridge (max. height restrictions in effect)


Stage 2 (Two) - June 16, 2021 - TBD
Road Closures
Main Street closed from Brunel Road to Centre Street
Active construction zone from Brunel Road to West Street
West Street to Centre Street closed for material storage
King Street closed


Stage 2 (Two) - June 16, 2021 - TBD
Detour
Westbound and Eastbound traffic will detour south to Brunel Rd, Veterans Wy & Centre St
Traffic travelling North or South will be directed between Brunel Rd, Centre St along Veterans Wy
River Street fully closed to vehicular traffic



This project includes:

  • Swing Bridge repairs and rehabilitation
  • New swing bridge driving surface
  • New sanitary system
  • New storm system
  • New and upgraded watermains
  • New traffic signals
  • New traffic lights
  • New pedestrian crossings
  • New sidewalks
  • New landscape features
  • New road alignment and parking configurations
  • New road surface
  • New Town Hall ramp
  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    We’ve been Diggin’ Downtown since mid-March.
    Please tell us what we’re doing well and what we can do better! 

    Share your thoughts and experiences with us by completing this short survey. 
    Thank you for your time!

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Please complete this survey if you are a downtown business owner / BIA member in Huntsville.

    We are working hard to ensure the needs of our business community are met, as we work to transform our downtown community together.
    Please provide your honest, anonymous feedback by completing this short survey.

    Thank you for your time.

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  • We understand construction is difficult and disruptive, and your feedback is important. As we navigate through each Stage, we'll be asking businesses in the area about their experiences - what was done well, and what could have been improved.

    We're interested in hearing from businesses located in the Stage 1 area. (Muskoka River Swing Bridge area, Brunel Road).

    This survey is open until Tuesday, August 3, 2021. 

    Stage 1 Business Survey
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