Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 10—Wadena

Otter Tail and Wadena counties

Reconstruct, improve

All lanes open by Friday, Oct. 11

Good news--Crews will begin to remove the detour Thursday evening, Oct. 10. All lanes will be open in time for this weekend! Thanks for your patience during this two month detour. New! 2020 Traffic Plan.

Project map

Work operations will suspend for the 2019-2020 winter season. MnDOT will host another construction open house in March 2020.

STAY BACK STAY ALIVE. Give our MnDOT Wadena maintenance employees room to plow snow and make the roadway safer for you. For current road conditions, check www.511mn.org.

About this project

Mainline construction on Highway 10 in Wadena will begin in April 2020. Schedule

Summary of work
Project map - click on map for pdf

Mainline construction to be done in 2020. Click on map for PDF version

Reconstruct in Wadena

  • Widen and reconstruct Hwy 10 in Wadena from east of Birch Ave NW to east of Wadena CR 4, includes the Hwy 10 intersection at Hwy 71
  • Improve access and traffic flow, includes a concrete median and widened shoulders
  • Upgrade pedestrian sidewalks and approaches
  • Upgrade city storm sewers and install new LED street lighting
  • Replace the signal systems at Second St W and Hwy 71
  • Upgrade the railroad crossings on Hwy 71 and Second St W

2019 COMPLETE: Resurface west/east of Wadena

  • Resurface the two-lane segments of Hwy 10 from Bluffton to Birch Ave and Wadena CR 4 to Oink Joint Rd
  • Install left-turn lanes at the Hwy 10/Otter Tail CR 75 intersection, west of Wadena
  • Reconstruct the road from Wadena CR 4/Sunny Brook Rd and Harry Rich Dr in east Wadena, includes underground drainage structures near Union Creek

Wadena is open

Access to businesses and residents to be open, however expect changes.

Information is subject to change.