Highway 47 open, detours lifted

Highway 47 open, detours lifted

October 16, 2020 News -- KKIN-KFGI-KLKS-WWWI 0

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (10/15/20)

(Isle, MN) — The Minnesota Department of Transportation is announcing the 22 miles of Highway 47 between Isle and Highway 23 in Ogilvie are now open.

All detours that have lasted over the past 6 months have been lifted. Workers and equipment along the road are continuing to complete work, remove signs, and traffic control devices. 

The $14.7 million Highway 47 project in Mille Lacs and Kanabec counties have added a new, smoother asphalt road surface with use of a full-depth reclamation, two rebuilt bridges, and 40 replaced culverts for improved ditch drainage. 

Safety improvements have also been added with upgraded roadside guardrails, mumble and rumble strips, and added turn/bypass lanes.

For more information on Central Minnesota projects, visit the MnDOT website or follow them on their Facebook and Twitter pages. For real-time traffic and travel information in Minnesota, call 511 or visit www.511mn.org