Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 23—Foley to Milaca

Benton and Mille Lacs counties

Wrap-up project

Begins May 22

Crews will return to complete work and motorists can plan for periodic lane closures with flaggers as crews:

Project location map - Foley to Milaca
Hwy 23 project Foley to Milaca. Select to enlarge image.
  • Install permanent road markings
  • Pave the multi-use trail and complete concrete sidewalks and curb/gutter in Foley
  • Establish turf and complete other tasks to finish the project
  • Replace a box culvert at a stream between 13th Ave. and Lord Ave. in Foley
    • Hwy 23 detour: Co. Rd. 4 Foley and Co. Rd. 6 Ronneby
    • Open access in Foley: Hwy 23 east/west of the hard closure at the stream
    • 2023 tentative detour map

Information is subject to change. Work to be complete by late July 2023.

About this project

Summary of work

MnDOT will improve 13.5 miles of Highway 23 from Foley to Milaca in 2022. And wrap-up work in 2023.

Foley to Milaca 

Includes Ronneby, Oak Park and Foreston.

  • Resurface 12.5 miles of road from east of 13th Ave. in Foley to 120th Ave./Rum River bridge in Milaca
  • Realign/widen and add turn lanes to improve access at:
    • 135th Ave/Benton Co. Rd. 66 east of Foley
    • Ronneby Rd/Benton Co. Rd. 6 in Ronneby
    • 165th Ave NE/Benton Co. Rd. 7 in Oak Park
    • Benton Co. Rd. 53/167-1/2th Ave. in Oak Park
    • 150th to 145th Ave/Mille Lacs Co. Rd. 18 in Foreston
    • 140th St. west of Milaca
  • Add overhead street lighting
  • Replace culverts/pipes beneath road
  • Install mumble/rumble strips and upgrade guardrail


  • Reconstruct one mile of Hwy 23 from Broadway Ave. to east of 13th Ave., includes city curb/gutter and storm sewer.
  • Improve access at these Hwy 23 locations:
    • Construct a new roundabout at 8th Ave./Penn St.
    • Realign 9th Ave. east of roundabout
    • Install turn lanes at Lord Ave. and 13th Ave.
  • Install pedestrian multi-use trail (10 feet wide) along the northside of Hwy 23 from Broadway Ave. to east of 13th Ave.
  • Install pedestrian sidewalk along the southside of Hwy 23 from Broadway Ave. to 8th Ave./Penn St.
  • Replace one underground drainage structure west of 13th Ave.
  • Add overhead street lighting
    Project location map - Foley to Milaca
    Project included a new roundabout at 8th Ave./Penn St.