Hwy 71 Bridge Beautification Between East & West Lakes Okoboji Put On Hold

Fri 11-6-2020

(Okoboji)-- Plans for another major beautification project in the Iowa Great Lakes are temporarily being put on hold. That word today (Fri.) from John Franken of Imagine Iowa Great Lakes...Bridge Delay 

"Some are probably wondering about the bridge project, the Highway 71 project. Because of COVID we have put that on hold. Too many people need to gather. We need to have cities cooperating and a lot of citizens and we just didn't feel that it probably was a smart thing to do. Plus we're also looking at doing something with the trail system on the trestle bridge, so."

Franken says they are proceeding with the trail head project just east of Hy-Vee in Spirit Lake. He says some ground work has gotten started there.