Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 18, Hwy 47—Malmo

Aitkin County

Replace bridges

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

July-October 2019

UPDATE FEB 2019 - MnDOT recently sent a postcard to local customers that showed the project would take two separate years to complete.

But good news, now it will only take one. MnDOT has come up with a new schedule so both can be done this year. First the Hwy 47 bridge, then the Hwy 18 bridge. Learn about the detour

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

Detour

July - October 2019

Detour to replace bridges, only one bridge to close at a time. First Hwy 47, then Hwy 18. The detour will begin after July 7. MnDOT will provide more details once a contractor is hired.

Map of projects
Detour uses Hwy 18, Hwy 169, CR 28, CR 12, Hwy 47. Click on map for PDF version

Work schedule

Location Timeframe Traffic impacts
Hwy 47 Malmo July - Aug 2019 Hwy 47 will close at the Morman Creek bridge. Motorists to follow a signed detour along Hwy 18, Hwy 169, Aitkin CR 28 and CR 12. Detour will begin AFTER the 4th of July holiday. Detour map, PDF
Hwy 18 Malmo Aug - Oct 2019 Hwy 18 will close at the Morman Creek bridge. Motorists to follow a signed detour along Hwy 169, Aitkin CR 28, CR 12 and Hwy 47 Glen to Malmo. Detour map, PDF

Local traffic

The roadway will close to all traffic at the bridges. Access to businesses and residents will be maintained. Plan ahead for alternate routes.

Information is subject to change.