It will take a little bit more time traveling through Ephraim this week as the Wisconsin Department of Transportation works on an erosion control project off of State Highway 42. High water levels are to blame for extra sediment flowing into a culvert south of Brookside Drive, causing it to drain slower than what it was designed to do. Mark Kantola from the DOT says crews have been clearing it on a regular basis to keep up with the water flow, but the work will provide a more permanent solution.
The work will not close lanes of traffic, but Kantola urges motorists to travel through the area slowly as it does get tight in that area with the extra equipment. He adds similar projects will be occurring in other areas in the region due to the high water levels. The project is expected to be finished on Thursday.