Lakes 71 Construction

Iowa’s Great Lakes region provides a unique playground for Iowans and visitors from around the U.S. and the world. Getting around the region is about to get safer as a project from the Iowa Department of Transportation and the cities of Arnolds Park and Okoboji began in Spring 2023.

With two stages in the books, Stage 3 will continue the mission of replacing the pavement on U.S. 71 and the sidewalks from Okoboji Grove Road in Arnolds Park through Okoboji View Avenue in Okoboji. Stage 3 will see intersection construction in Arnold’s Park and pavement replacement in Okoboji.

The project is scheduled to be completed in four phases over two years. Road work will occur during the Iowa Great Lakes region’s “off-peak” tourist season (before Memorial Day and after Labor Day).

The Iowa Great Lakes Chamber of Commerce will host a Stage 3 kick-off event in February at the Pavilion at Arnold’s Park.

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SPRING 2024 CONSTRUCTION (STAGE 3 OF 4)

Construction will begin March 2024 weather permitting with Stage 3 completion on May 24.
Will include intersection reconstruction in Arnolds Park and Okoboji.

Arnolds Park
reconstruction locations:
  • NB from Broadway St. to Ackley St.
  • Broadway St. Intersection
  • Linden Dr. intersection
Okoboji intersection
reconstruction locations:
  • North of Sanborn to Stakeout Rd.
map of construction overview

Stage 3 Kickoff

U.S. 71 Stage 3 Kickoff Event
March 7 at 5:30 p.m.
Majestic Pavilion in Arnolds Park

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