Community feedback leads to new layout options for Highway 10 Wadena

Hwy 10 Project Area

BAXTER, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation has revised project concepts for improvements on Highway 10 in response to input from Wadena’s residents and businesses.

The updated layout considers new alternatives such as roundabouts at 640th Street (hospital) and Harry Rich Drive. The new concepts further improve access to Highway 10 and address safety concerns as travelers enter the city from the west or east at high speeds. Other adjustments or changes to the layout are still being considered by the design team.

The public may view the latest layout and alternatives at Wadena City Hall, 222 2nd Street SE, or download the file from the project webpage at Highway 10—Wadena.

The proposed project will begin in 2025 and improves six miles of Highway 10 from west of Wadena at 620th Avenue, Otter Tail County, to east of Wadena at Oink Joint Road/140th Street, Wadena County. Preliminary design and environmental review are currently in progress.

Read more about the benefits of roundabouts and J-turns, also known as reduced conflict intersections.

For more information, visit the project webpage or contact Eric Schiller, project development manager, at or 218-821-6552.