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Downtown Construction Delayed By Bad Weather

Posted: 2021-07-15 14:34:22 By: thebay

The Town of Huntsville says the increased rainfall we’ve received in the past few weeks has impacted the Diggin’ Downtown construction project progress.

The town says that when significant rainfall occurs, the sewer and sanitary lines are actively working to remove the rushing water. Since the construction crews are working on live systems, they are required to pause the infrastructure replacements while the sewer and sanitary system perform their function. The significant rainfall Huntsville has received recently has impacted the project timeline. 

The town says that based on the current project progress and weather delays, construction will remain within the Stage 2 construction limits past the mid July deadline and will continue within Stage 2 until further notice.

While most of the work right now is happening underground, area residents will soon have an idea of where some streetscape elements will be installed. In the coming weeks, signage will be installed downtown to showcase where trees, Muskoka chairs and other streetscape elements will be installed later this year.