Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 10—Wadena

Wadena and Otter Tail counties

Conduct noise analysis

The Hwy 10 project includes an in-depth environmental review process in which many issues are looked at, one of which is noise and noise barriers. MnDOT will conduct a noise analysis in 2023.

About traffic noise

Noise barriers are solid obstructions built between the highway and properties along the highway designed to reduce the noise level of vehicles. Barriers can be either berms or high vertical walls. Constructing a noise wall must be feasible and reasonable. Feasibility and reasonableness are determined by cost, amount of noise reduction, safety, and site considerations.

Learn more about MnDOT's traffic noise analysis and use of noise barriers.