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U.S. Highway 10 through Wadena may get an unexpected face lift after the Minnesota Department of Transportation contacted the city with a plan for a light mill and overlay.

Administrator Brad Swenson said he was hearing a lot of complaints about the condition of the road and so were other city officials. He asked the city council to consider writing letters to MnDOT. The mayor's letter went out on a Tuesday and soon they were out patching the street.

"I don't know exactly what's happening, but we've all of a sudden got their attention," Swenson said.

MnDOT wants to mill an inch to an inch and a half of approximately seven blocks of the highway by fall if possible, he said. MnDOT hopes the overlay will last until their projected 2012/2013 thorough mill and overlay of the highway located between the two four-lanes.

The project planned for this summer will likely include the addition of handicapped ramps on the corners so MnDOT can eliminate that from the 2012/2013 project, Swenson said.