Highway 71 Resurfacing Plans

The Department of Transportation has announced preliminary plans to resurface highway 71 from south of Storm Lake to Early.

Buena Vista County Engineer Bret Wilkinson says he’s been notified of a project concept for the resurfacing of 71 from highway seven southeast of Storm Lake to highway 20. He says nothing is set in stone… but the initial plan is for a three-inch asphalt overlay, which would be completed in 2019. That section of highway 71 has seen a large increase in traffic since the opening of four-lane highway 20.

Next summer, the DOT will resurface highway 71 from highway three north to the junction of highway ten south of Sioux Rapids.