Highway 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,
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
Preliminary design layout approved and plans continue
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
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