Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 10—Wadena

Otter Tail and Wadena counties

Reconstruct, improve


Project map - Hwy 10 detour August-Sept. 2019.
Hwy 10 detour 2019. Click on map for PDF.

Detour until mid-October

Highway 10 is closed between Wadena CR 4/Sunny Brook Rd and Harry Rich Dr in east Wadena to reconstruct the road and replace underground drainage structures near Union Creek. Detour uses CR 4/Sunny Brook Rd and Harry Rich Dr. All lanes to reopen in mid-October. Detour map, PDF.

Motorists can expect temporary shoulder or sidewalk closures, with crews working in various areas for the full duration of this project.

Construction open house Sept. 24

Join us for an informational open house for the 2020 construction work through Wadena on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. Learn more

Reconstruct in 2020

The mainline work and detours on Hwy 10 in Wadena between 3rd St W and CR 4 will be done in 2020. Traffic plan map, PDF

About this project

Summary of work

Project map - click on map for pdf
Most of the reconstruction 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

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

Wadena is open

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

Information is subject to change.