Joint Media Release: Diggin’ Downtown Lorne Street Intersection Construction Update

Posted On Tuesday May 03, 2022

(Huntsville ON) Starting Thursday, May 5, 2022, Diggin’ Downtown construction work will commence in the Main Street and Lorne Street intersection. Main Street will continue to remain closed from Centre Street to Lorne Street, however Lorne Street South will be closed to traffic from Main Street to Minerva Street. To ensure the safety of our students and community, special consideration has been given to the Huntsville Public School zone and Caroline Street West will continue to operate as a one-way street.

Flaggers will be onsite at the Main Street and Lorne Street intersection to minimize disruptions and keep traffic moving. Delays should be expected during peak times, especially before and after-school hours. Residents are advised to plan their trips in advance and leave extra time for travel.  Be sure to follow posted detours, road markings and posted signage for one-way streets as construction activities continue around the downtown core. Please visit Huntsville.ca/diggindowntown for updated detour routes or refer to the Municipal 511 map.

Effective Thursday, May 5, 2022, the following changes will be in effect:

  • Construction continues in the Lorne Street / Main Street intersection
  • Main Street West will be closed from Lorne Street to Centre Street
  • Lorne Street South will be closed to traffic from Main Street West to Minerva Street West
  • One-way traffic continues on Caroline Street West (to Lorne Street North)
  • Flaggers will be onsite at the Main Street and Lorne Street intersection to assist with traffic
  • For detour routes visit Huntsville.ca/diggindowntown

 

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About Diggin’ Downtown

Diggin’ Downtown construction started in March 2021 to replace underground water and sewer pipes that deliver critical services to our community - these services are old, and require upgrades before emergencies, and unplanned outages happen.

At the same time, the Town is taking the opportunity to address the sidewalk, landscaping and accessibility features of the area with a Muskoka-inspired streetscape design. The Diggin’ Downtown project is on track to be completed this summer. For project updates and to stay in the know, please visit Huntsville.ca/diggindowntown.

 

For More Information Contact:

 

GENERAL MEDIA INQUIRIES:

Denise Corry,

Chief Administrative Officer
(705) 789-1751 x2356

cao@huntsville.ca

 

CONSTRUCTION TECHNICAL:

Tarmo Uukkivi

Director of Operations and Protective Services

Town of Huntsville

(705) 789-1751 ext 3823

tarmo.Uukkivi@huntsville.ca

 

Mark Misko

Director, Engineering & Transportation

District of Muskoka

(705) 645-6764 x 4225

mark.misko@muskoka.on.ca