Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 18, Hwy 47—Malmo

Aitkin County

Replace bridges

Crews will replace two Morman Creek bridges near Malmo in Aitkin County. First, the Highway 47 bridge north of Highway 18. Then, the Hwy 18 bridge west of Malmo.

Glen to Malmo

Hwy 47 detour through September

Road is closed between Malmo and Glen at the Morman Creek late September. Follow the Hwy 47 signed detour along Hwy 18, Hwy 169, Aitkin CR 28 and CR 12. Detour map, PDF

Detour map
Detour to replace bridges, only one bridge to close at a time. First Hwy 47, then Hwy 18. Detour uses same routes for both. Click on map for PDF version

Local traffic

The road will be closed to everyone at the bridges. Access to businesses and residents will be maintained outside the closed area. For your safety and ours, stay out barricaded work areas. Plan ahead for alternate routes.

Schedule

Location Construct Traffic impacts
Hwy 47 Malmo Aug. 26-September Hwy 47 will close at the Morman Creek bridge. Detour uses Hwy 18, Hwy 169, Aitkin CR 28 and CR 12. Detour map, PDF
Hwy 18 Malmo October Hwy 18 will close at the Morman Creek bridge. Detour uses Hwy 169, Aitkin CR 28, CR 12 and Hwy 47 Glen to Malmo. Detour map, PDF

Information is subject to change.

About this project

Map of bridges
2019 bridge work on Hwy 18 and Hwy 47 near Malmo. Click on map for PDF

Summary of work

  • Replace the Hwy 47 bridge over the Morman Creek, north of Malmo, with two new box culverts
  • Replace the Hwy 18 bridge over the Morman Creek, west of Malmo with a new box culvert