Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 18—east of Brainerd

Portage Creek, Crow Wing County

New bridge open

Hwy 18 bridge open, complete map.
Hwy 18 reopened to traffic on Aug. 20 between Brainerd and Garrison, Crow Wing County.

2020 project complete

MnDOT thanks you for your patience during this 2020 bridge project and detour.


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