Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

July 5, 2018

Hwy 71 in Wadena closes week of July 9

BAXTER, Minn. — Motorists who travel Hwy 71 through Wadena will encounter delays and a detour as the road is closed between Hwy 10 and Colfax Avenue beginning Monday, July 9. All lanes of Hwy 71 in Wadena will open by 8 p.m. Friday, July 13.

The closure is needed while crews remove and repair several of the Burlington Northern Sante Fe railroad crossings located just south of Highway 10 in Wadena.

Motorists should follow the signed detour along Hwy 29 and 2nd ST SW, or seek their own alternate routes.

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