Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 47—Isle to Aitkin

Mille Lacs and Aitkin counties

2023 roadwork

Begins mid-August

Project location map
Project map Hwy 47 Isle to Aitkin. Select image to enlarge

MnDOT will resurface 36 miles of Hwy 47 from north of Hwy 27 in Isle to Hwy 169 in Aitkin.

Summary of work

  • Resurface the road, shoulders and turn lanes (mill and asphalt overlay)
  • Update pipes and repair ditches
  • Re-establish gravel shoulders
  • Install mumble strips and road markings


  • Alternate one-way traffic with use of flaggers and a pilot car
  • Expect to slow down, stop and wait for your turn through the work zone
  • Expect reduced speeds
  • Work will occur on good weather days, sunrise to sunset, Monday–Friday with occasional Saturdays
    • All lanes will be open over Labor Day Weekend

Work plan

Expect multiple crews at work along this 36-mile work zone. Locations will move and change each day. Tentative schedule:

  • Mid-Aug to mid-Sept: Pipe and repair work along road Isle to north of Glen
  • Mid-Sept to late Oct: Resurface north of Glen to Isle (23 miles)
  • Late Sept to late Oct: Resurface Aitkin to north of Glen (13 miles)