Minnesota State Highway 47
|Maintained by Mn/DOT|
|Length:||126.092 mi (202.925 km)|
|Existed:||1963 – present|
|South end:||MN 65 in Minneapolis|
| I-694 at Fridley
U.S.10, MN 610 at Coon Rapids
U.S.10, U.S.169 at Anoka
MN 95 at Pine Brook
MN 23 at Ogilvie
MN 27 at Isle
MN 18 at Malmo
|North end:||U.S. 169 in Aitkin|
|Counties:||Hennepin, Anoka, Isanti, Kanabec,
Mille Lacs, Aitkin
Minnesota State Highway 47 (MN 47) is a highway in east–central Minnesota, which runs from its intersection with Central Avenue (State Highway 65) in Minneapolis and continues north to its northern terminus at its intersection with U.S. Highway 169 in Aitkin.
Highway 47 is 126 miles (203 km) in length.
State Highway 47 begins at the intersection of Central Avenue (State Highway 65) and University Avenue in northeast Minneapolis. Highway 47 is signed locally as University Avenue in northeast Minneapolis. The route remains University Avenue NE through Columbia Heights and Fridley to its junction with Highways 10 and 610 at the Coon Rapids / Blaine boundary line.
The route is a built as a divided highway north of its junction with 32nd Avenue NE / St. Anthony Parkway in Minneapolis. Highway 47 continues as a divided highway on its independent segment through Columbia Heights and Fridley. The route has an interchange with Interstate 694 in Fridley and another interchange with Highways 10 and 610 at the Coon Rapids / Blaine boundary line. Highway 47 joins the Highway 10 freeway at this point. Highways 10 and 47 run concurrent for 8 miles through Coon Rapids and Anoka.
Highway 47 leaves Highway 10 at its junction with Ferry Street in the city of Anoka. Highway 47 continues independently again northbound through the cities of Anoka and Ramsey as St. Francis Boulevard. The route continues north through the Anoka County communities of Nowthen and St. Francis.
The route enters Isanti County and passes through Bradford, Pine Brook, and Dalbo. Highway 47 has a junction with State Highway 95 at Pine Brook. Highway 47 enters Kanabec County and continues north to Ogilvie, where it has a junction with State Highway 23.
Highway 47 enters Mille Lacs County and joins State Highway 27 briefly to Isle at the southeast corner of Mille Lacs Lake. Father Hennepin State Park is located one mile west of the junction of Highway 47 and Highway 27 at Isle. The park entrance is located on Highway 27.
The route continues northbound around the east side of Mille Lacs Lake. Highway 47 has a junction with State Highway 18 in northeast Mille Lacs County. The route runs together with Highway 18 for 9 miles around the northeast side of the lake; continuing north to Malmo at the northeast corner of the lake.
Highway 47 continues independently for 21 miles between Malmo and the city of Aitkin. The route is also known as 4th Street SE in Aitkin. The northern terminus of Highway 47 is at its intersection with U.S. Highway 169 (Minnesota Avenue) in the city of Aitkin.
At the southern terminus of Highway 47 in northeast Minneapolis, "University Avenue" further extends itself into Saint Paul (as Ramsey County Road 34), ending at Lafayette Road. This section of "University Avenue" passes by landmarks such as the University of Minnesota and the Minnesota State Capitol.
State Highway 47 was established in 1963.
Highway 47 was originally an extension of State Highway 56; which ran from southern Minnesota to Hampton; and then was concurrent with U.S. Highway 52 into downtown Saint Paul; then along University Avenue in both Saint Paul and Minneapolis. In 1963, State Highway 56 was terminated in downtown St. Paul and the section from Minneapolis north to Aitkin was renumbered State Highway 47.
Highway 47 was paved at the time it was created. Its predecessor was unpaved north of Anoka in 1940. By 1953, only the northerly section near Aitkin was still unpaved. It was completely paved by 1960.
|Hennepin||Minneapolis||0.000||0.000|| MN 65 (Central Avenue)
Old US 12 / US 52 (University Avenue) east
|County 10 (Coon Rapids Boulevard)||Interchange, Old US 10|
|13.076||21.044||US 10||South end of US 10 overlap|
|Anoka||20.662||33.252||US 10 west / US 169 south||North end of US 10 overlap|
|Isanti||Pine Brook||49.649||79.902||MN 95|
|Kanabec||Ogilvie||67.906||109.284||MN 23||East end of MN 23 overlap|
|68.988||111.025||MN 23||West end of MN 23 overlap|
|Mille Lacs||Isle Harbor Township||89.023||143.269||MN 27||South end of MN 27 overlap|
|Isle||91.189||146.754||MN 27||North end of MN 27 overlap|
|East Side Township||96.481||155.271||MN 18||South end of MN 18 overlap|
|Aitkin||Malmo||105.615||169.971||MN 18||North end of MN 18 overlap|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- "Trunk Highway Log Point Listing - Construction District 3" (PDF). Minnesota Department of Transportation. August 23, 2010. Retrieved October 21, 2010.
- Minnesota DNR website for Father Hennepin State Park - Link
- Riner, Steve. "Details of routes 26-50". The Unofficial Minnesota Highways Page. Self-published. Retrieved October 21, 2010.[unreliable source?]
- "Trunk Highway Log Point Listing - Construction District 5" (PDF). Minnesota Department of Transportation. August 20, 2010. Retrieved October 21, 2010.