Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 10 Wadena


Hwy 24 bridge

Reconstruct in 2019

Project map - click on map for pdfHighway 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.

The final design layout includes a concrete median separating the eastbound and westbound lanes, along with wide shoulders that can be striped as future through-lanes. Pedestrian sidewalks and signals will also meet current accessibility standards.

Preservation project complete

Maintenance resurfacing was completed May 10-11, 2017, on Highway 10 from west of 3rd St NW to east of 2nd St NE in Wadena to preserve the roadway until 2019 reconstruction.

Summary of work

  • Widen and reconstruct the roadway, includes the Highway 10 intersection at Highway 71
  • Improve access and traffic flow

    Raised medians are safer,
    improve access

    Standard highway intersections have 32 conflict points or potential crashes, and raised medians can alleviate these conflicts and provide:

    Reduced crashes (25-30%)

    Provided most benefit where there are many entrances to the highway

    Refuge for pedestrians

    Reduced vehicle speeds

    Increased capacity (30%)

    Decreased delays (30%)

    Learn more, read 'Safe Access is Good for Business' by FHWA

  • Upgrade curbs and sidewalks
  • Upgrade storm sewers and install new LED street lighting
  • Replace the Hwy 10 traffic signals at Second St NW and Highway 71

Also, 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 will be installed at the Hwy 10/CR 75 intersection, west of Wadena.


The project will make for a smoother road surface and improve accessibility and safety throughout the corridor.


  • $8.8 million (estimated)



Final design plans, environmental testing, permits In progress
Maintenance repair and resurface current pavement to strengthen 2017
Construct 2019


Pedestrian Accessibility

I-494 Ramp Closures
Speakers and raised arrows on APS signals provide information about the intersection to pedestrians with hearing and visual impairment.

All MnDOT projects - both new construction and rehabilitation projects - must include evaluation to ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Components can include, but are not limited to adding curb cuts, truncated domes and accessible pedestrian signals.

Specifics for this project

  • Upgrade and install pedestrian ramps, sidewalks or pathways to be ADA compliant along Highway 10 in Wadena
  • Upgrade the signals at Second Street W and Highway 71

District 3 project