Joint Media Release: Diggin’ Downtown Winter Road Re-Opening

Posted On Monday October 25, 2021

(Huntsville, ON) Diggin’ Downtown construction will continue through October, and early November.  The District of Muskoka and Town of Huntsville are working closely with crews to re-open road access to the downtown core for the winter season.

What’s Happening Now
For the remainder of October and early November, crews will be continuing the sewer and water replacement in the Stage 3 area (West Street to Centre Street). Additionally, crews are working to remove equipment and prepare the site for a safe and accessible winter season downtown. Tree planting, asphalt surface, downtown parking space painting and other finishing touches are planned throughout the next month. Until mid-November, current detours and road closures will be in place.

Downtown Winter Road Re-Opening
In mid-November, roads in downtown Huntsville will re-open as normal for the winter. When crews have prepared the downtown for winter, detours will be lifted and the downtown core will fully re-open to pedestrians and motorists. Winter maintenance will proceed as normal with snow clearing operations on sidewalks and roadways. An announcement in early November will be made to inform our community of the winter re-opening date, anticipated to be in mid-November.

Spring, 2022 Construction
Construction is planned to commence again in Spring 2022. It is anticipated crews will begin work in April 2022 or earlier, if weather allows, starting work in Stage 4 on Main Street from Centre Street to Lorne Street including the Centre and Main Street intersection. A Community Information Session will be planned to inform businesses and residents of spring plans well in advance of a construction start date.

More information will be shared this winter, including a schedule update and plans for the 2022 re-opening celebration of Huntsville’s downtown!

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For More Information Contact:


Denise Corry,
Chief Administrative Officer
(705) 789-1751 x2356


Stephen Hernen 
Director of Protective Services
Town of Huntsville
(705) 789-1751 ext 3823

Mark Misko
Director, Engineering & Transportation
District of Muskoka
(705) 645-6764 x 4225