Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 23—Milaca to Ogilvie

Mille Lacs and Kanabec counties

Detour Bock to Ogilvie

Current impacts

All traffic impacts are tentative and weather dependent.

Hwy 23 current work zone map
Hwy 23 Bock to Ogilvie: Expect roadwork on Hwy 23 between Co. Rd. 24 and the Groundhouse River just east of Hwy 47. Select detour map to enlarge

Bock to Ogilvie

Expect roadwork on Hwy 23 between Co. Rd. 24 and the Groundhouse River

Detour until July 3

Hwy 23 closed Mille Lacs Co. Rd. 24 to north junction Hwy 47.

Through traffic
Local traffic
  • Access will be open to those who live, work or visit those along Hwy 23; however, expect changes and use of alternate accesses
  • Hard closures will occur to replace box culverts. Follow signs and enter/exit the work zone nearest to your destination:
    • Box bridge east of Cable St./Kanabec Co. Rd. 52, east of Bock - Complete
    • Box bridge at South Fork Groundhouse River between 50th Ave. and Bear St., east of Bock - Complete June 21
  • Segments of lane closures, alternate one-way traffic, flaggers, pilot car
  • Hwy 23 will be open to all travelers between Milaca and Bock until July 8

Upcoming

  • All lanes will open on Hwy 23 over the Fourth of July holiday weekend July 4-7
  • Hwy 23 work Bock to Ogilvie will be complete and open on new, smoother lanes by July 3
  • Hwy 23 Milaca and Bock will close and detour July 8

Schedule is weather permitting

About this project

MnDOT will resurface and improve 12 miles of Hwy 23 from Milaca to east of Ogilvie, which includes shoulders, underground drainage structures and updates to access.

  • Resurface (asphalt) road and shoulders
  • Update access:
    • Realign 100th Ave./Mille Lacs Co. Rd. 101 east of Milaca and install left turn lanes on Hwy 23
    • Install left turn lanes on Hwy 23 at 90th Ave./Mille Lacs Co. Rd. 144
  • Replace three drainage structures:
    • Pipe between 78th Ave. and 165th St., west of Bock
    • Box bridge east of Cable St./Kanabec Co. Rd. 52, east of Bock
    • Box bridge at South Fork Groundhouse River between 50th Ave. and Bear St., east of Bock
Hwy 23 Milaca to Ogilvie project map
2024 roadwork on Hwy 23 between Milaca and Ogilvie. Select map to enlarge

Work will be done in two segments along this 12-mile stretch of Hwy 23 from Milaca to Ogilvie.

Hwy 23 tentative traffic plan map - detours
Hwy 23 detours Milaca to Bock July 8 to late August. Select image to enlarge

Detours, work segments

  • 1. Bock to Ogilvie: Opens by July 3
    Hwy 23 will close and detour via Mille Lacs Co. Rd. 24, Kanabec Co. Rd. 26 and Hwy 47
  • 2. Milaca to Bock: July 8 to late August
    Hwy 23 will close and detour via Mille Lacs Co. Rd. 2, Co. Rd. 4 and Co. Rd. 1
    • Late August to late September resurface work under traffic - alternate one way traffic with flaggers, pilot car

Local impacts

Access will be open to those who live, work or visit those along the work zone; however, expect changes and use of alternate accesses

  • Lane closures, alternate one-way traffic, flaggers, pilot car
  • Reduced speeds