Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 18—east of Brainerd

Portage Creek, Crow Wing County

Replace bridge

Summary of 2020 work

  • Replace the Hwy 18 bridge (4108) over the Portage Creek with a new box culvert (18X08) two miles west of Hwy 6 between Brainerd and Garrison.

Detour begins July 13

Hwy 18 will close and detour between Brainerd and Garrison on Monday, July 13.

  • Detour uses Crow Wing Co. Rd. 8 east of Brainerd, Co. Rd. 26 and Hwy 169 to Hwy 18 in Garrison. Follow signs. Adds six miles to trip. Detour map, PDF
    • Full closure at bridge between Eagle Creek Ln. and Plott Rd.
    • Open to local traffic west and east of closed work area.
Hwy 18 detour map
2020 work: Hwy 18 detour between Brainerd and Garrison to replace bridge at Portage Creek. Click map for PDF