2021 / 2022 Lake Shore Drive / Country Club Drive / Speier Park Parking Lot Project

This project is substantially complete. In the fall of 2022 various areas will be seeded to fully complete.

UPDATE, MAY 23, 2022: The City is anticipating that all mainline paving operation be completed within the next few days. There will still be ongoing clean-up, seeding, and other punch list type items to be completed in the following week(s). Thank you for your continued patience as the City of Okoboji wraps up this important project.

UPDATE, MAY 6, 2022: Concrete work to happen over the weekend in various areas. Expecting asphalting next week (Country Club Drive, Speier Park, Funnel Street, portions of Lake Shore Drive). Residents are encouraged to avoid Haywards Bay area and utilize detours as sewer work continues. – Speier Park parking lot is milled out, please avoid utilizing east side of parking lot where coned off.

UPDATE, APRIL 28, 2022: Milling has been completed from Nature Center Road north to Pikes Point. The next impacted areas of town will include Funnel Street, Country Club Drive, and Speier Park parking lot. Additional clean up work to take place on the south side of the City of Okoboji. Storm sewer work expected where streets have been milled.

UPDATE, APRIL 25, 2022: At this time it is expected that milling operations will resume on the north portion of Lake Shore Drive starting today, April 25, 2022 at 9:30am. Please use caution around machinery. The anticipated route is to start at Nature Center Road and work north.

UPDATE, NOVEMBER 19, 2021: Work is substantially complete for the Fall of 2021. Work still to be done this fall will include concrete box outs around sewer manhole and water valves. Work is planned to be picked up again as weather allows in the Spring of 2022. The work will primarily be north of Nature Center Road / Lake Shore Drive intersection and Speier Park parking lot.

UPDATE, NOVEMBER 9, 2021: Paving crews continue their way throughout the south side of Okoboji, specifically the southernmost end of Lake Shore Drive and also on Country Club Drive. Please use caution when approaching paving crews and look for flaggers to help guide you through.

UPDATE, NOVEMBER 5, 2021: 2nd layer of paving is well underway on Lake Shore Drive. The south bound lane from the airport to Nature Center Road is being work on. Flaggers are in place to help guide traffic. Please use caution in this area. If the paving is going by your house, please allow as much time as possible to cure prior to driving.

UPDATE, NOVEMBER 3, 2021: Paving operations will continue throughout the week. You should have access to your property almost 100% of the time. In the event there are pavers in front of your house, please allow 10-20 minutes before driving on asphalt surface.

It is expected that Country Club Drive will be milled today. Milling will continue north on Lake Shore Drive as well.

UPDATE, NOVEMBER 1, 2021: Paving operations has begun on Lake Shore Drive. The current scope is between Givens Point and the airport. Please avoid area if possible. Paving crews will continue to operate throughout the community this week.

Paved streets are okay to drive on.

UPDATE, OCTOBER 21, 2021: Milling will continue north today, October 21, 2021. Paving expected next week. Road closed at approximately 5200 Lake Shore Drive for storm sewer work, expected to reopen by evening.

UPDATE, OCTOBER 20, 2021: Milling is expected to start today, October 20, 2021, working from the south end of Lake Shore Drive north. Roads are not expected to be closed, but expect flaggers at certain locations. Please use caution around machinery.

UPDATE, OCTOBER 14, 2021: At this time, we expect milling to take place starting Tuesday, October 19, 2021 working from the south end of Lake Shore Drive north.

In addition, planned storm sewer work will pause at Nature Center Road and will be picked back up in the spring. This is largely in an effort to avoid open patches over the winter months potentially causing damage to snow removal equipment and icing.

UPDATE, SEPTEMBER 28, 2021: Storm sewers structures continued to be installed through the Echo Bay area and are working their way to the north. Concrete crews have completed curb and gutter repairs north of Fort Dodge Point. Concrete crews still need to work their way back south to fill around new storm sewer structures. It is anticipated that the asphalt company may be in town on on Friday, October 1 to start on various full-depth patches. It is also anticipated that milling may start the week of October 11. The plan has been revised to start on the south end of the project. Dates are subject to change and to be updated as timing and weather permit. The City of Okoboji thanks you for your continued patience with this project.

UPDATE, SEPTEMBER 22, 2021: There will likely be a road closure just south/southeast of the intersection of Eden Street and Lake Shore Drive for storm sewer work (today, 09/22/2021). At this time, crews continue to work their way north doing storm sewer work. There is presently no update on timeline of road resurfacing.

UPDATE, SEPTEMBER 2, 2021: Storm sewer work has commenced on the southern most portions of Lake Shore Drive near Highway 71. Crews will gradually be working their way north throughout the entire community. Material staged at Summer Circle Park is related to this portion of the project. As of right now, no exact scheduling on paving operations.

UPDATE, AUGUST 18, 2021: Construction pertaining to the removal/replacement of storm water intakes at various locations throughout the community will begin tomorrow, Thursday, August 19. This portion of the project will start on the south end of Lake Shore Drive and work north. The work associated with this process will be localized in a way to minimize the disruption. – After this work is complete, removal/replacement of pavement/curb & gutter around this locations will start shortly after Labor Day.

Paving opterations are still expected mid-late September.

UPDATE, AUGUST 11, 2021: It is likely that work will begin towards the end of August or right after Labor Day. The first portion of work will be focused on storm sewer intake improvements at isolated areas. It is anticipated that once paving begins that it will work its way south from Nature Center Road to Highway 71 (Updated 09/28). More information to come as it becomes available.

In an effort to maintain continual and clear communication with the residents, updates for the 2021 – 2022 Lake Shore Drive, Country Club Drive, Speier Park parking lot project will be posted here on an ongoing basis.

The project is being proposed to be broken into two timeframes in an effort to accommodate other projects within the City of Okoboji and minimize disruption to our community during the summer season. The first phase of the project, which will take place in the fall of 2021, will be all the work between Highway 71 and the intersection of Lake Shore Drive & Nature Center Road. The second phase, which will take place in the spring of 2022, will be everything north of the intersection of Lake Shore Drive & Nature Center Road. It is anticipated that the fall work will begin shortly after August 9, 2021 and that the spring work will be finished before May 20, 2022.

To view a map highlighting the project areas, CLICK HERE.

Further questions may be directed to Michael Meyers at 712.332.2550 or by emailing michael.meyers@okobojicity.com.



May 25, 2021: Okoboji City Council Awards Bid On Lakeshore Drive, Country Club Drive & Speier Park Parking Lot Projects

May 12, 2021: Okoboji City Council Approves Delayed Schedule for Some Paving Projects, Including Lake Shore Drive

April 30, 2021: City of Okoboji: HMA Resurfacing Projects- Notice of Public Hearing and Letting

March 10, 2021: Okoboji Council Adopts Budget for Upcoming Fiscal Year; Expands the Lake Shore Drive Project to Include Some Work on Country Club Drive

January 13, 2021: Okoboji City Council Decides to Proceed With Lake Shore Drive Project

October 23, 2020: Okoboji City Council Discusses Lakeshore Drive Overlay & Other Projects To Include In $3 Million G.O. Bond

November 23, 2020: Okoboji City Council Sets Date for Public Hearing on G.O. Bonds

June 10, 2020: Okoboji City Council Discusses Lakeshore Drive Funding