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Sept. 12, 2023

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Highway 47 work zone ramps up, resurface operations begin Sept. 18

BAXTER, Minn.— Motorists will continue to encounter lane closures and additional delays on Highway 47 as the work zone ramps up and crews begin to resurface 36 miles of Highway 47 between Isle and Aitkin, Mille Lacs and Aitkin counties, the week of Sept. 18, reports the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Watch for heavy equipment and multiple crews at work along the Highway 47 work zone between Highway 27 in Isle and Highway 169 in Aitkin. Flaggers will allow alternate one-way traffic with the use of a pilot car. Locations will change as crews move throughout the day.

Pipe and ditch work along Highway 47 from Isle to north of Glen began in mid-August, and crews will move to resurface operations according to this tentative schedule:

  • Sept. 18 to late October: Resurface north of Glen to Isle
  • Late September to late October: Resurface Aitkin to north of Glen

All work will occur during daylight hours on good weather days, Monday through Saturday.

MnDOT advises travelers to always slow down when approaching every work zone, then navigate through with care and caution.

When complete in late October, the project will result in a smoother road surface, updated storm water drainage and improved motorist safety.

For more information, visit the Highway 47—Isle to Aitkin webpage at www.mndot.gov/d3/projects/millelacslake/h47/.

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