Lakes 71 Construction

Project schedule

Stage 1– Spring 2023

Mid-March 2023, weather permitting

  • In Arnolds Park, we’ll be reconstructing the intersections at Okoboji Grove Road, Benit Drive, Lake Street, Dam Road (east half), and Ackley Street.
  • In Okoboji, the project will include intersection reconstruction at Lake Shore Drive, Sanborn Avenue, and Okoboji View Avenue.
  • We will be replacing the northbound lane of U.S. 71 from Ackley Street to Gordon Drive/Lake Shore Drive.

During the intersection construction, we’ll be working on half of the area at a time, keeping traffic moving through the other half.

Stage 2- Fall 2023

September 5 start

  • In Arnolds Park, we’ll be working on the intersection reconstruction at Dam Road (west half), Broadway Street (east half), and Linden Drive (east half).
  • In Okoboji, the project includes the reconstruction of the intersection at City Hall Street and Depot Street.
  • We will also be working on the U.S. 71 reconstruction from north of Ackley Street to the south of Lake Shore Drive and north of Lake Shore Drive to the south of Sanborn Avenue (The closure of Causeway is tentatively scheduled for Sept. 18 and lasting about four weeks.)

Stage 3-Spring 2024

  • This stage includes the reconstruction of the intersections at Bascom Street, Hinshaw Street, and Stakeout Road.
  • We’ll also be working on northbound U.S. 71 from north of Okoboji Grove Road north to south of Ackley Street and north of Sanborn Avenue to north of Stakeout Road.

Stage 4-Fall 2024

  • The last phase includes reconstructing the intersections at Bascom Street, Hinshaw Street, and Stakeout Road.
  • We’ll finish up the northbound U.S. 71 reconstruction from north of Okoboji Grove Road, north to south of Ackley Street, and north of Sanborn Avenue to the north of Stakeout Road.

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