Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 71, Hwy 29—Wadena

Wadena County

About this project

MnDOT will improve segments of Hwy 71/Jefferson St. and Hwy 29/Colfax Ave. S in Wadena.

Hwy 71, Hwy 29 project map
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Summary of work

Hwy 71

  • Resurface from Franklin Ave. S to Aldrich Ave. S and update sidewalks and approaches, includes signal systems at the Hwy 71 intersections of Hwy 29/Colfax Ave. S and Bryant Ave. S
  • Reconstruct from Birch Ave. N and Elm Ave. N, includes underground city utilities and storm sewers
  • Resurface (mill and overlay) from Elm Ave. N to half-mile north of Alfred St. N and replace or repair underground structures, includes a continuous center left-turn lane through Alfred St. and a proposed city trail

Hwy 29

  • Resurface (mill and overlay) from the Otter Tail/Wadena county line to Hwy 71/Jefferson St. S
  • Update pedestrian sidewalk and ramps
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Layout

Cropped image (PNG) posted in April 2022.

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Future impacts

  • Motorists: Road closures with detours or lane closures
  • Pedestrians: Sidewalk closures, detours
  • Access will be open and maintained