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.