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Village of Ephraim

Streetscape Project


Project Overview

The Village of Ephraim Streetscape Project is a multi-faceted project in downtown Ephraim including underground utility burial from our Wetland Preserve North to German Rd, new decorative streetlights from Brookside Ln to Anderson Dock, and a reconstruction project of State Highway 42 from our Village Beach north to the Firehouse Marina which is scheduled to begin in March of 2019 and finish by the end of June 2019.  

The reconstruction portion of this project will result in a full closure and detour of Highway 42 from March 1, 2019 to May 24, 2019.  To accommodate summer tourist traffic the second phase of the project (May 25, 2019 to the end of June 2019) will see construction continue however Hwy 42 will be reopened under flagging operations.


Reconstruction Project Staging

  Stage 1 (March 1, 2019 - May 24, 2019)

  • Highway 42 closed to thru traffic
  • Business and resident access within construction area to be maintained at all times
  • Detour of Highway 42 traffic onto County A from the intersection of County A/Hwy 42 in the Village of Ephraim to County EE to County F to Highway 57 in the Town of Baileys Harbor to Highway 42 in Sister Bay at the intersection of 42/57

   Stage 2/3 (May 25, 2019 - June 28, 2019)

  • Highway 42 open to thru traffic
  • Business and resident access within construction area to be maintained at all times
  • Lane closures of Highway 42 occurring under flagging operations during non peak hours (Sunday 9:00 pm to Friday noon) 


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Project Improvements

  • Storm sewer repairs and upgrades including curb and gutter and stubs for property owners on the non-bay side of the reconstruction area.  These connections will be regulated by way of an application and permitting process
  • Cross culvert replacement 
  • Construction of pedestrian sidewalk from Village Beach to Old Firehouse Museum
  • Reconstruction of Moravia/Hwy 42 Intersection
  • New decorative streetlights


WisDOT / Fish Creek Project

State Highway 42 will be seeing additional roadway construction independant from the Village's project that will also begin in the spring of 2019.  WisDOT is currently planning a resurfacing project of  Hwy 42 from the town of Gibraltar to the Village of Sister Bay that is, at this time, scheduled for a spring 2019 start.  Project details are still tentative as the project is currenlty in the process of being re-bid but is likely to impact Northern Door County traffic in the spring of 2019, Fall of 2019, and Spring of 2020.  More information regarding this project can be found on the WisDOT project website below.

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