Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Oct. 25, 2019

All lanes on Hwy 47 open between Glen and Malmo

Work begins summer 2020 on Highway 18 bridge

BAXTER, Minn. – All lanes of Highway 47 between Glen and Malmo are open. The road opened Friday afternoon, Oct. 25. Work on the Highway 18 bridge will begin mid-summer 2020.

As crews remove the detour be on alert for changes, watch for heavy moving equipment and removal of temporary signs and barricades.
Crews replaced the Highway 47 bridge over Morman Creek north of Malmo in Aitkin County and installed two new box culverts.

In mid-summer 2020, crews will replace the Highway 18 bridge over Morman Creek west of Malmo and install a new box culvert. Highway 18 will be detoured to Highway 47 between Malmo and Glen, Aitkin County Road 12 to County Road 28, and Highway 169 to Highway 18 along northern Lake Mille Lacs to Malmo.

When complete in 2020, the new bridges will improve drainage in the Malmo area.

MnDOT thanks the local communities for their patience during this ongoing project. To learn more or to download detour maps, visit mndot.gov/d3/projects/malmo.

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