Diggin' Downtown Huntsville

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We're diggin' the Main Street of Huntsville! We are in Stage 1 construction.

Follow this project at the top right of this page and get weekly construction updates to your email.

This project is now underway to replace water and sewer infrastructure in Huntsville’s downtown.
At the same time, we have the opportunity to make the pedestrian experience much better - a new driving surface, sidewalks and streetscape elements will provide our businesses with a more attractive and accessible downtown.

  • Diggin' Downtown project is made up of 5 construction stages.
  • Stages 1 to 4 will span an estimated 8 months this year.
  • Stage 5 (final stage) planned for spring, 2022.
  • Read our latest construction update - April 7, 2021

    • Stage 1: March 12, 2021 - End of May 2021
    • Stage 2: June 2021 - End of July 2021
    • Stage 3: August 2021 - Mid-September, 2021
    • Stage 4: Mid-September, 2021 - November 2021
    • Stage 5: Spring, 2022 transformation complete


Stage 1 – Road Closures - Map

  • Active construction on Main Street from the Muskoka River Bridge to Brunel Rd
  • Active construction on the Muskoka River Swing Bridge
  • Active construction on River Street from High Street to Main Street
  • Main Street from Brunel Road to West Street closed to store material
  • Pedestrian access over the bridge and throughout downtown OPEN in all Stages





Stage 1 - Detour Routes - Map

  • Westbound and eastbound traffic will detour north of the construction area – Chaffey Street and West Road and Centre Street
  • Traffic travelling north or south will be directed between Brunel Road and Centre Street along Veterans Way




Diggin' Downtown Huntsville - Downloads

Streetscape 2019 Design Brief

Contract Engineering DrawingsStage 1 MapStage 1 - 5 Maps


The project includes, but isn’t limited to:

  • 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' the Main Street of Huntsville! We are in Stage 1 construction.

Follow this project at the top right of this page and get weekly construction updates to your email.

This project is now underway to replace water and sewer infrastructure in Huntsville’s downtown.
At the same time, we have the opportunity to make the pedestrian experience much better - a new driving surface, sidewalks and streetscape elements will provide our businesses with a more attractive and accessible downtown.

  • Diggin' Downtown project is made up of 5 construction stages.
  • Stages 1 to 4 will span an estimated 8 months this year.
  • Stage 5 (final stage) planned for spring, 2022.
  • Read our latest construction update - April 7, 2021

    • Stage 1: March 12, 2021 - End of May 2021
    • Stage 2: June 2021 - End of July 2021
    • Stage 3: August 2021 - Mid-September, 2021
    • Stage 4: Mid-September, 2021 - November 2021
    • Stage 5: Spring, 2022 transformation complete


Stage 1 – Road Closures - Map

  • Active construction on Main Street from the Muskoka River Bridge to Brunel Rd
  • Active construction on the Muskoka River Swing Bridge
  • Active construction on River Street from High Street to Main Street
  • Main Street from Brunel Road to West Street closed to store material
  • Pedestrian access over the bridge and throughout downtown OPEN in all Stages





Stage 1 - Detour Routes - Map

  • Westbound and eastbound traffic will detour north of the construction area – Chaffey Street and West Road and Centre Street
  • Traffic travelling north or south will be directed between Brunel Road and Centre Street along Veterans Way




Diggin' Downtown Huntsville - Downloads

Streetscape 2019 Design Brief

Contract Engineering DrawingsStage 1 MapStage 1 - 5 Maps


The project includes, but isn’t limited to:

  • 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’ve been Diggin’ Downtown since mid-March.
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