Bay And Beyond Project Begins With Improvements To James Street In Gravenhurst


Construction and road closures for the Bay and Beyond infrastructure project in Gravenhurst are set to begin the week of June 3rd. James Street will be improved to serve as the designated detour route ahead of the first phase of construction on Bay Street, scheduled to start later that week.  

Increased safety measures will be in place to ensure safety for motorists and pedestrians navigating construction areas. These measures include crossing guards in school zones, intersection timing adjustments, directional signage, and onsite flaggers.  

Starting the Week of June 3, 2024
  • James Street will be fully closed overnight on June 3 from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. for resurfacing and road improvements.
  • Single lane closures on James Street will occur during the week while new paint markings and adjustments are made to James Street and the James St./Muskoka Rd. intersection.
  • By the end of the week, Bay and Beyond will enter the first phase of construction and the James Street detour route will be in effect.
  • Bay Street will be fully closed between Steamship Bay Rd., N. Muldrew Lake Rd. and the east entrance of Muskoka Wharf (908 Bay Street).

Find maps, frequently asked questions and resources to navigate construction smoothly, visit our project page at

“The Bay and Beyond project highlights the importance of the underground infrastructure we don’t see,” shared James Steele, Commissioner of Engineering and Public Works with the District of Muskoka. “While construction may be inconvenient, it’s important to remember that when you turn on your tap or flush your toilet, you have confidence in the quality and reliability of these essential services.”

“This project represents an important investment in our community – one that will support residents and businesses for several decades to come,” said Heidi Lorenz, Mayor of Gravenhurst. “I am pleased to see we are moving forward with this work. At the same time, to support our businesses during the construction, the town has a variety of initiatives planned through our We Dig Gravenhurst campaign. I encourage people to keep an eye on our website and socials for details.” 

“In addition to underground infrastructure upgrades, the project will result in new and extended sidewalks, on road bike lines, and extended multi-use recreational trails. This is good news for residents and visitors to Gravenhurst. The work reflects our ongoing commitment to active transportation,” said Andrew Stacey, Director of Infrastructure Services for the Town of Gravenhurst. 

Construction Ahead: Shop Local  

Please support the Gravenhurst business community and continue to shop local. Businesses continue to be open and accessible, and signage will assist in ensuring easy access to shops and services.    

Follow signs and direction from crews, allow extra time, and drive with caution through construction zones and detour routes to keep everyone safe.  

Learn more about the Bay and Beyond project, visit our project website and sign up for our newsletter at


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here