Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 10—Wadena

Otter Tail and Wadena counties

All lanes, sidewalks open

Project complete

MnDOT is excited to announce all lanes and sidewalks on Highway 10 through Wadena are now open! The project is complete. MnDOT thanks you for your patience during this two-year project.

About this project

Summary of work

Project map - click on map for pdf
Hwy 10 project in Wadena. Click on map for PDF version


  • Widen and reconstruct Hwy 10 in Wadena from east of Birch Ave. NW to east of Wadena Co. Rd. 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

East and west of Wadena

  • Resurfaced the two-lane segments of Hwy 10 from Bluffton to Birch Ave. and Co. Rd. 4 to Oink Joint Rd.
  • Installed left-turn lanes at the Hwy 10/Otter Tail Co. Rd. 75 intersection, west of Wadena
  • Reconstructed the road from Co. Rd. 4/Sunny Brook Rd. and Harry Rich Dr. in east Wadena, includes underground drainage structures at Union Creek
Project map - click on map for pdf
Hwy 10 morning of day of opening, Nov. 3. Photo by MnDOT.