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.

Anticipated Timeline: As of August, 2021

  • Stage 1 – Substantially complete
  • Stage 2 – Now until mid-September
  • Stage 3 – Now until mid-November
  • Stage 4 & 5 – 2022

To stay in the know regarding construction news, timelines, detour information, maps and resources for the duration of the project visit Huntsville.ca/diggindowntown


Have a Diggin' Downtown project question? Ask us here.
Are you a downtown merchant who has questions about impacts? We encourage downtown establishments to reach out to John Miller with Dufferin Construction, who can be seen on site each day, during work activities. Send John an email. You can also send our Project Team an email.


Diggin' Downtown - Latest News

October 4, 2021
Please be advised the swing bridge in downtown Huntsville will temporarily be reduced to a single lane of traffic on Tuesday, October 5 at 9:00am and will reopen at 3:00pm for work related to Diggin’ Downtown construction. Read our Joint Media Release here.

September 16, 2021
Diggin’ Downtown construction crews are progressing with work downtown and have been preparing the Stage 2 area for new curb and sidewalks this week, September 13 -17, 2021. Crews will be onsite and working in the Brunel Road and West Street area this Saturday, September 18, 2021, during the day for fine grading work within the roadway. Read our Joint Media Release here.

September 10, 2021
The Town of Huntsville and District of Muskoka would like to notify the community that a Diggin’ Downtown construction crew will be onsite on Saturday, September 11 to start preparations for the road and sidewalk base. Read our Joint Media Release here.

August 20, 2021
The underground and aboveground streetscape transformation continues in historic downtown Huntsville. While the Diggin’ Downtown project has experienced setbacks due to aging service connections and continuous heavy rainfall, project partners have established a new construction schedule and added an additional construction crew on-site to minimize delays. Read our Joint Media Release here.

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 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

Project Reminders

Downtown Huntsville remains open for business. Although the construction zone is closed to vehicles, pedestrian access remains open and accessible - there’s plenty of parking and many exciting promotions happening downtown. To stay in the know regarding construction news, timelines, detour information, maps and resources for the duration of the project visit Huntsville.ca/diggindowntown.


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.

Anticipated Timeline: As of August, 2021

  • Stage 1 – Substantially complete
  • Stage 2 – Now until mid-September
  • Stage 3 – Now until mid-November
  • Stage 4 & 5 – 2022

To stay in the know regarding construction news, timelines, detour information, maps and resources for the duration of the project visit Huntsville.ca/diggindowntown


Have a Diggin' Downtown project question? Ask us here.
Are you a downtown merchant who has questions about impacts? We encourage downtown establishments to reach out to John Miller with Dufferin Construction, who can be seen on site each day, during work activities. Send John an email. You can also send our Project Team an email.


Diggin' Downtown - Latest News

October 4, 2021
Please be advised the swing bridge in downtown Huntsville will temporarily be reduced to a single lane of traffic on Tuesday, October 5 at 9:00am and will reopen at 3:00pm for work related to Diggin’ Downtown construction. Read our Joint Media Release here.

September 16, 2021
Diggin’ Downtown construction crews are progressing with work downtown and have been preparing the Stage 2 area for new curb and sidewalks this week, September 13 -17, 2021. Crews will be onsite and working in the Brunel Road and West Street area this Saturday, September 18, 2021, during the day for fine grading work within the roadway. Read our Joint Media Release here.

September 10, 2021
The Town of Huntsville and District of Muskoka would like to notify the community that a Diggin’ Downtown construction crew will be onsite on Saturday, September 11 to start preparations for the road and sidewalk base. Read our Joint Media Release here.

August 20, 2021
The underground and aboveground streetscape transformation continues in historic downtown Huntsville. While the Diggin’ Downtown project has experienced setbacks due to aging service connections and continuous heavy rainfall, project partners have established a new construction schedule and added an additional construction crew on-site to minimize delays. Read our Joint Media Release here.

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 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

Project Reminders

Downtown Huntsville remains open for business. Although the construction zone is closed to vehicles, pedestrian access remains open and accessible - there’s plenty of parking and many exciting promotions happening downtown. To stay in the know regarding construction news, timelines, detour information, maps and resources for the duration of the project visit Huntsville.ca/diggindowntown.


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

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