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All lanes open on Highway 10 in Wadena

All lanes of Highway 10 were open in Wadena by noon on Friday, October 11. In the spring of 2020, mainline construction will resume in the city of Wadena.

MnDOT reminds drivers to be on alert for changes, watch for heavy moving equipment and removal of temporary signs and barricades.

So far, crews have resurfaced the two-lane segment of Highway 10 east and west of Wadena, installed left-turn lanes at Highway 10/Otter Tail County Road 75, reconstructed Highway 10 between Wadena County Road 4/Sunny Brook Road and Harry Rich Drive, and replaced underground drainage structures near Union Creek.

Work operations on the $12.4 million Highway 10 improvement project will resume between Birch Avenue NW and Wadena County Road 4 in April of 2020. The traffic schedule is as follows:

April through August: Reconstruct both eastbound and westbound lanes. Both directions of Highway 10 will be shifted onto either side of the road.

September through October: Highway 10 will close and will be detoured while crews reconstruct the road.

Once the two-year project is complete in the fall of 2020 it will provide a smoother ride, improve pedestrian and motorist accessibility and safety and update city utilities.

For more information about the Highway 10 project in Wadena, or to sign up for project email updates, visit

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