Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 10—Wadena

Otter Tail and Wadena counties

Reconstruct, improve

Detour through October

Hwy 10 Detour Map


Hwy 10 closed in Wadena. Detour uses Hwy 71 Wadena, Hwy 29 and Otter Tail County Rd. 75 east of Bluffton. Adds one mile to trip. Here's what to expect:

  • Expect stops, delays at peak travel hours or when a train goes through the area
  • Temporary TRAFFIC SIGNAL at Hwy 29/Co. Rd. 75
  • Temporary ALL-WAY STOP at Hwy 10/Co. Rd. 75
  • Hwy 10 will be open to local traffic between Co. Rd. 75 and Birch Ave. NW; however, closed to ALL traffic between Birch Ave. NW at the Wadena County fairgrounds and First St. NW
  • Pedestrian walks to close, detour

MnDOT will continue to monitor traffic and change when necessary.

Second St. W access closed to reconstruct the intersection and RR crossing.

    • Second Street SW detour uses Hwy 29 and Hwy 71
    • Second Street NW detour uses Juniper Ave. and Hwy 71
    • Pedestrian walks to close, detour

All new lanes, sidewalks and accesses to open in October, 2020.

Wadena is open

Access to businesses and residences to be maintained and open, however expect changes and gravel surfaces. May include temporary entrances, side roads or back entrances. Watch for heavy equipment entering and exiting work areas.

Project map - click on map for pdf
Crews pave the new Hwy 10 eastbound lanes. Photo by MnDOT. Click image for bigger image.

About this project

Summary of work

Project map - click on map for pdf
Mainline construction in 2020. Click on map for PDF version

Reconstruct in Wadena in 2020

  • Widen and reconstruct Hwy 10 in Wadena from east of Birch Ave. NW to east of Wadena Co. Rd. 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

Work complete


  • Reconstructed eastbound Hwy 10 between Co. Rd. 4 and 2nd St. W


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

Information is subject to change.