Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 47–Isle to Ogilvie

Mille Lacs and Kanabec counties

Road, bridge work

Begins spring 2020

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 County Road 26/Ann Lake. Work will begin in spring 2020 and will require detours.

Project map
Hwy 47 work from Ogilvie to Isle in 2020. Click map for PDF

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

Future traffic plans

May-October 2020

Project requires segments of road and bridge closures with detours.


Hwy 47 closed Routes Map
Ogilvie to Woodland Use Highway 23 Ogilvie, Highway 65 Mora to Highway 27 to Isle A
Ogilvie to Isle Use Highway 23 Ogilvie, Highway 65 Mora. Then Highway 18 and Highway 47 to Isle A, B


Project map
Hwy 47 will close and detour in segments between Isle and Ogilvie in 2020. Detour routes use Hwy 23 Ogilvie, Hwy 65 Mora, Hwy 27 or Hwy 18 back to Hwy 47 in Isle. Click map for PDF

Local access open

Highway 47 will be open to those who live, work or visit a resident or business along closed roadway. The project will have sections of hard closures to replace pipes/culverts. Access to be maintained and open, but expect changes/gravel surfaces.

Information is subject to change