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. .


Entire work area: Periodic lane or shoulder closures on Hwy 10 and road connections through Fall 2019. Follow road signs and watch for work crews and heavy moving equipment.

Begins June 3

Hwy 10 lane closures

Both directions of Hwy 10: Single-lane closures with use of flaggers and a pilot car. Crews will work Mon-Sat, sunrise to sunset, on good weather days, June 3 to late-July. First, they will resurface the west end between Bluffton and 3rd St W in Wadena, then the east end between Harry Rich Dr and Oink Joint Rd.

Hwy 10/Otter Tail CR 75 intersection: Crews will widen the road and install new center left-turn lanes. Be prepared for lane shifts and flaggers controlling traffic in this area.

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


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.