Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Hwy 10 Wadena

Reconstruct in 2018

Hwy 24 bridge

Reconstruct in 2018

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 2018.

The final design layout (January 2016) 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 ADA standards.

A public open house was held on Dec. 14, 2015 showing the preferred layout.

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 street lighting
  • Replace the traffic signals at Second St NW and Highway 71

Benefits

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

Cost

  • $8.8 million

Documents

Schedule

Preliminary design layout approved and plans continue In progress
Construct 2018

 

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

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