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. Work to begin in 2025.

Hwy 71, Hwy 29 project map
Hwy 71, Hwy 29 in Wadena. Select map for PDF

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

Hwy 29

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

Future impacts

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