Highway 10 lane closures from Wadena to Staples begin June 29

This road work is expected through about July 22.

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The roadwork involves Hwy 10 east of Wadena and west of Staples. It's set to continue through about July 22.
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WADENA — Motorists can expect periodic lane closures and short-term delays as crews resurface Highway 10 between Wadena County Road 108 near Wadena and 12th Street Northwest in Staples, Todd County.

Work will occur during daylight hours, Monday through noon Friday, on good weather days until late July.

With the potential for more heavy rain Friday night, the mayor said emergency personnel were in the process of recommending others in the city to consider leaving their at-risk homes. The sheriff’s office also advised those who’ve left their homes to avoid returning to them until it is safe to do so, and the public was also asked to stay away from the Randall area so emergency personnel could do their jobs effectively.

Motorists will encounter single-lane closures, lane shifts and flaggers on both directions of Highway 10. The work will be done in segments, so expect the work zone to change and move each day. Watch for heavy equipment and workers.

MnDOT advises travelers to always slow down when approaching every work zone, then navigate through with care and caution.
MnDOT will micro-surface the pavement, which will renew the road surface, seal minor cracks and other irregularities, such as pavement wheel ruts. When complete, motorists will notice a smoother ride.

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