Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 18, Hwy 47—Malmo

Aitkin County

Project update

Crews will replace Hwy 18 bridge in 2020

Sept. 23, 2019 - Due to unforeseen delays on the Highway 47 bridge project between Glen and Malmo, work on the Highway 18 bridge will be moved to mid-summer, 2020. Crews have encountered heavy rainfall in addition to soil stability issues below the road’s structure. Once the fix has been issued crews will pave the road and remove the detour. News release

Current

Hwy 47 detour through mid-October

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 Hwy 47 bridge. 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 to mid-Oct
2019
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 Mid-Summer 2020 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

When complete in 2020, the new bridges will improve drainage in the Malmo area. Information is subject to change.

About this project

Map of bridges
Bridge work on Hwy 47 (2019) and Hwy 18 (2020) near Malmo. Click on map for PDF

Crews will replace two Morman Creek bridges near Malmo in Aitkin County. First, the Highway 47 bridge north of Highway 18 in 2019. Then, the Hwy 18 bridge west of Malmo in 2020.

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