Work On Sewer Force Main Project In Okoboji Is Moving Into Some New Areas

Wed 3-4-2020

(Okoboji)-- Construction of a new sewer force main in Okoboji is moving into some new areas. The Iowa Great Lakes Sanitary District says directional boring under Brooks Golf Course is now complete and that the new line should be installed west of the Nature Center by the end of this week, which remains open. Crews will then start boring pipe along Lakeshore Drive.

Officials say the entire length of Nature Center Road will be affected by the project and that the road will be closed to thru traffic but will remain open for residents and emergency personnel. The tentative schedule calls for the road to be closed from the west intersection of Nature Center Road at Lakeshore Drive about a week starting March 9th. The work along Nature Center Road itself is expected to take about five weeks to complete, with one lane of traffic during that time. The work on Lakeshore Drive is expected to last about a week starting about April 13th.

The district says work is also continuing on a new lift station north of Hayward's Bay.