By Tim Kowols
The village of Ephraim has sent engineering firm AECOM back to the drawing board regarding its streetscape plan. The original drawings featured a walking path, dedicated bike lanes, and storm water drainage solutions, but residents were uncomfortable with the plans’ encroachment on their property and the $4.5-5 million price tag. Village administrator Brent Bristol describes what residents will likely see in the new scaled back conceptual drawings of the streetscape project.
The streetscape improvements in Ephraim would take place while the Wisconsin Department of Transportation project closes down Highway 42 for its road reconstruction project next year.