Village of Ephraim Shoreline Protection Project

Shoreline Photo

As record high water levels continue to threaten the Ephraim shoreline, the Village established the Shoreline Ad Hoc Committee, with the goal of developing a shoreline protection project that stabilizes the shoreline and provides protection from further erosion.

The Shoreline Ad Hoc Committee working with project engineering firm AECOM has developed a project plan that focuses on three sections of shoreline extending from Firehouse Marina to the area in front of the Village Hall. The project includes shoreline repair, placement of riprap, a low wall suitable for sitting, a new concrete walking path adjacent to the wall, and concrete pads for benches and picnic tables.

The Shoreline Ad Hoc Committee will present final project plans for approval to the Village Board at the December 8th, 2020 Board of Trustees meeting. Should the Village Board approve the final plan set, the shoreline project will be advertised for bids mid-December 2020.

Construction is expected to begin in Spring 2021 with anticipated completion being June 2021 prior to the Fyr Bal Festival.

The estimated project cost including a 10% contingency is $655,000.

After a competitive bidding process, the Village Board accepted a bid from Payne & Dolan Inc. in the amount of $319,589.56 for the shoreline protection project.


The most up to date project plans can be viewed here:

Ephraim Shoreline Project Plans (2020-11-05)