Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 10—Wadena

Otter Tail and Wadena counties

Reconstruct, improve

MnDOT will improve the two-lane segment of Hwy 10 in Wadena and Otter Tail counties in 2019 and 2020. .

Good news—All lanes open through July

Crews have completed resurfacing Hwy 10 east and west of Wadena, and the Hwy 10/Otter Tail CR 75 intersection improvements. All Hwy 10 lanes are open through July.

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

Detour begins early-August

Both directions of Hwy 10 will close and detour between Wadena CR 4/Sunny Brook Rd and Harry Rich Dr in Wadena to replace underground drainage structures near Union Creek. The detour uses Harry Rich Dr and CR 4/Sunny Brook Rd. All lanes to reopen by early-September. Detour map, PDF.

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

Looking ahead

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

MnDOT will host an informational open house for the 2020 construction work through Wadena. We’ll send an invite when we have the details.

Wadena is open

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

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

Information is subject to change.