Memorial Day weekend cannot come soon enough for businesses in Ephraim. That is when the hard closure of State Highway 42 is expected to end and will switch to flagging operations during non-peak traffic hours through June 28th. Ephraim businesses have had to get creative to get visitors to come shop and dine in the village since initial work began in March. Ephraim Tourism Administrator Lane Methner says they have done a good job emphasizing the beauty of taking the village’s back roads rather than the extra time spent in the car.
When the Ephraim streetscape project is completed, residents and visitors will see a reconstructed Highway 42 complete with storm sewer repairs, curb and gutter upgrades, sidewalks, and new decorative streetlights.