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
Reduced crashes (25-30%)
Raised medians are safer,
Standard highway intersections have 32 conflict points or potential crashes, and raised medians can alleviate these conflicts and provide:
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|