Workers tear into Hwy 10

Crews began tearing out the east bound lane of Hwy 10 in Wadena Tuesday morning. By afternoon they had much of the road way between Second Street SW and Jefferson Street ripped off. Meanwhile traffic was diverted to two lanes on the north side of the highway. All businesses remained open during the work. Michael Johnson/Pioneer Journal
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Traffic is being diverted, the old road is coming out and traffic is at a minimum as the Hwy 10 reconstruction project got underway Monday, March 30.

By Tuesday, the eastbound lane between Second Street SW and Jefferson Street S was already mostly gone as crews enjoyed sunny skies and quiet roads. All businesses on the path remained open during the work.

While signs block traffic from entering Wadena's downtown along Aldrich Ave. , all businesses that are open outside of closures are still open and accessible from several other access points including Second Street from the north. On Tuesday, while road construction was going steady, traffic was minimal as the stay-at-home order is in effect through April 10. Still numerous vehicles could be seen coming and going from restaurants as they remain open for to-go orders. Michael Johnson/Pioneer Journal

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