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Ephraim Highway Closure Begins March 18

Ephraim’s highway-reconstruction project begins Monday, March 18. Village Administrator Brent Bristol announced the updated plan after meeting with engineers and the construction team March 1.

When construction begins, Highway 42 from the Ephraim beach to the Fire House Museum will be closed to through traffic, and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation detour will go into effect.

Residents will have access to homes and businesses in the closure area but should expect delays. The village is placing additional signage at County Q and Highway 57 to direct drivers using the detour to get to Ephraim via County Q.

The village has instructed business owners to inform delivery vehicles and contractors to follow the detour route and avoid using the village’s back roads as much as possible due to limited visibility at intersections and narrow road widths on those roadways.

The village has also requested an increased presence from the sheriff’s department during construction.

Bus pickup and drop-off times for Gibraltar school students are not expected to be affected. Students and parents going to the school from the north can take West Meadow Road (just south of the AC Tap) to Maple Grove East Road, then take CTY F to HWY 42.

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The Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s official detour will send traffic on a long detour to get to Sister Bay.

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