By Kent Berkley
The Village of Ephraim has invited six engineering firms to respond to a request for proposals to coordinate a series of improvement projects planned for the next few years. The responding firms are expected to include evidence of their competence and a description of the scope of work they propose for the highway reconstruction project and related improvements that will ultimately serve to frame the picturesque Ephraim shoreline. The village is using a qualification-based approach to ensure the design work is awarded to a firm that can manage and integrate multiple, interconnected projects. Brent Bristol, Administrator for the Village of Ephraim, says the Streetscape planning process has improved an already inclusive approach to ensure that the input and opinions of stakeholders and community members are considered.
The village has made a commitment to the Department of Transportation to complete the highway work by 2022 but hopes to have the resurfacing work completed in 2019 or 2020. Other related infrastructure work is expected to be completed prior to the highway resurfacing.