Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 47–Isle to Ogilvie

Mille Lacs and Kanabec counties

Road, bridge work

Detour map - April to October 2020
On Tuesday, July 7 the Hwy 47 detour and road closure extends to Isle at Hwy 18, then Hwy 65 to Mora, Hwy 23 to Ogilvie. Select map for PDF


Ogilvie to Woodland

NOW: Hwy 47 closed to through traffic between Hwy 23 in Ogilvie to Hwy 27 in Woodland.

  • Detour uses Hwy 23 Ogilvie, Hwy 65 Mora and Hwy 27 to Woodland. Detour map, PDF
  • Little Ann River and Ann Lake bridges closed

Begins July 7

Hwy 47 closure, detour extends north to Isle

NEXT: Hwy 47 will close to through traffic on Tuesday, July 7 between Hwy 27 in Isle to Hwy 23 in Ogilvie through late August.

  • Detour uses Hwy 47 in Isle, Hwy 18 to Hwy 65 Mora to Hwy 23 Ogilvie. Detour map, PDF

Local work zone

Project map
Hwy 47 Ogilvie to Isle work zone. Click map for PDF

Open, expect changes

Hwy 47 is open to those who live, work or visit a resident or business along the closed road. However, some work requires hard closures. Expect changes to access, gravel surfaces, reduced speeds, flaggers and a pilot car. Try to enter/exit the work zone nearest to you.

Current work

  • June-early July: Replace pipes below road between 210th Ave./Ann Lake and Hwy 23 Ogilvie. Periodic closures, follow signs.
  • June 15-early Sept.: Closed to reconstruct the Little Ann River bridge between Co. Rd. 26 and 265th Ave.
  • June 19-early Sept.: Closed to reconstruct the Ann Lake bridge between Co. Rd. 26 and 210th Ave.
  • July 1 - mid August: Reconstuct/reclaim the road surface work. Expect more delays, flaggers, pilot car, alternate one-way traffic between Ann R. bridge/265th Ave. to Hwy 27/47 in Isle. Detour/closure will extend to north of Isle on July 7.

June 22, 2020.

About this project

MnDOT will reconstruct 22 miles of Highway 47 road surface and improve drainage between Highway 27 in Isle and Highway 23 in Ogilvie, and reconstruct two bridges near Kanabec Co. Rd. 26/Ann Lake in 2020.

Summary of work

  • Reconstruct the road surface (full-depth reclaim)
  • Improve drainage:
    • Replace or line 34 culverts/pipes below the road
    • Replace bridge over Little Ann River
    • Replace bridge over the west side of Ann Lake
  • Improve access at these Hwy 47 intersections:
    Construct right turn lanes
    • W George Street/CR 10
    • 180th Avenue/CR 55
    • 190th Avenue
    • Carda Court
    • 220th Avenue
    • 320th Street/CR 126
    • Campground entrance south of Isle
    Construct bypass lanes
    • Ann Lake Road
    • Old Highway 66/Campground entrance
    Construct turn lanes
    • Highway 27/395th Street/CR 131, includes overhead lighting
    • CR 6/210th Avenue
  • Upgrade roadside guardrail
  • Install mumble and rumble strips

Detour plans

Through October 2020

Hwy 47 will be detoured for the full duration of this project between April 27 and mid-Oct.


Hwy 47 closed Timeframe Detour route
Ogilvie to Woodland April 27 to July 7; Aug 21 to mid-October Use Hwy 23 Ogilvie, Hwy 65 Mora and Hwy 27 to Woodland. Map, png
Ogilvie to Isle July 7 to August 21 Use Hwy 23 Ogilvie, Hwy 65 Mora, Hwy 18 and Hwy 47 to Isle. Map, png

Schedule is tentative and subject to change.