By Tim Kowols
The Village of Ephraim took another step towards confirming their streetscape plans last week. It contracted with AECOM for just over $300,000 to complete designs for a number of different projects to coincide with the Department of Transportation’s plans to reconstruct State Highway 42 from Fish Creek to Sister Bay. Some of projects include replacing manholes and constructing sidewalks, curb and gutter, and storm water drainage. Just like it was for Sister Bay when they went through a similar project a couple years ago, Village Administrator Brent Bristol says one of the biggest challenges will be to make sure it corresponds with its busy tourist season and the DOT’s work beginning in spring 2019.
Bristol says the village has spent four years on various aspects of the project but expects to see some of the fruits of that labor by the fall of 2019.