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.


Hwy 10

Periodic lane or shoulder closures on Hwy 10 through June. Follow road signs and watch for work crews and heavy moving equipment. .

Project map - click on map for pdf
Periodic lane or shoulder closures on Hwy 10. Click on map for PDF version

Prepare work areas

Crews will clear areas/remove buildings, relocate utilities and more. MnDOT maintenance crews may also be present doing routine repairs.


Summer 2019: Both directions of Hwy 10 will have single lane closures, flaggers with use of a pilot car in rural areas, as they resurface both east and west of Wadena.

Late summer/early Fall 2019: Both directions of Hwy 10 will close between Wadena CR 4/Sunny Brook Rd and Harry Rich Dr in Wadena to replace underground drainage structures near Union Creek. Detour uses Harry Rich Dr and CR 4/Sunny Brook Rd. Project detour routes map, PDF.

Next year: All remaining work/detours, includes mainline reconstruction, to be done in 2020.

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

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.