Highway 10 through the city of Wadena is in need of repair and upgrades. Plans are underway to improve and reconstruct the two lane urban segment in 2019-2020.
The new roadway will include a concrete median separating the eastbound and westbound lanes, and wide shoulders that can be striped as through-lanes in the future.
Summary of work
Widen and reconstruct the roadway, includes the Highway 10 intersection at Highway 71
Improve access and traffic flow
Upgrade pedestrian sidewalks and approaches
Upgrade storm sewers and install new LED street lighting
Replace the Hwy 10 traffic signals at Second St W and Highway 71
Work east and west of Wadena
The two-lane rural sections of Hwy 10 between Bluffton and Birch Ave and County Rd 4 and Oink Joint Rd, will be resurfaced, and new left-turn lanes installed at the Hwy 10/CR 75 intersection, west of Wadena.
Final design plans, environmental testing, permits
Maintenance repair/ resurface
Remove buildings, prepare other areas as needed
The project will require some road segments to close and detour to complete work on Hwy 10, Hwy 71 and W Second St. Access to businesses and residences to be maintained. More information to become available when known.
Schedule is tentative and subject to change
All MnDOT projects must include compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Components can include, but are not limited to adding improved pedestrian ramps and accessible pedestrian signals. Read about MnDOT's transition plan to comply with the ADA.
Specifics for this project
Pedestrian sidewalks and signals will be upgraded to current accessibility standards.
Upgrade and install pedestrian sidewalks and ramp approaches along Highway 10 in Wadena
New traffic signal systems will include pedestrian audio indicators and push buttons