Drivers will have to use a detour on Highway 42 in Ephraim starting on Monday. Highway 42 will be closed between Hidden Spring Rd. and Moravia St. between Monday and May 24th. Those driving north on 42 will be detoured to County Road A to County EE then County F to Highway 57 and finally meet back up at the intersection of 57 and 42.
Business and residential access will be available during the more than two months of the detour. Mark Kantola is the regional communications manager for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and he says DOT has a program that helps businesses deal with the detour.
Starting on May 25th Highway 42 will open again but with lane closures from Sunday at 9 PM to Friday at noon. That will last until June 28th.