Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 18, Hwy 47—Malmo

Aitkin County

Highway 47

All lanes open between Glen and Malmo

Good news! Highway 47 opened at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 25. Watch for crews who will be removing directional signs and work zone devices along the detour route through Oct 30.

Crews will return in 2020 and replace the Highway 18 bridge west of Malmo.

MnDOT thanks you for your extra patience during this two month detour on Highway 47.

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


Location Construct Traffic impacts
Hwy 47 Malmo Aug. 26-Oct. 26
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.