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Delays expected on Highway 47/18 Projects in Aitkin County

Motorists will encounter delays on Highway 47 in Aitkin County starting next week with the Minnesota Department of Transportation sending out crews to replace a bridge near Malmo. 

Starting August 19th until about mid-September, Highway 47 will close north of Malmo to replace the Morman Creek bridge with two box culverts. The detour will use Highway 18 between Malmo and Garrison along northern Mille Lacs Lake, Highway 169 to Aitkin County Road 28, and County Road 12 to Highway 47 in Glen.
From mid-September to mid-October, Highway 18 will close west of Malmo along northern Mille Lacs Lake at Malmo Bay to replace the Morman Creek bridge with a new box culvert. The detour will use Highway 47 between Malmo and Glen, Aitkin County Road 12 to County Road 28, and Highway 169 to Highway 18 along northern Mille Lacs Lake. 

The new bridges will improve drainage in the Malmo area. More information on the Highway 47/Highway 18 Projects can be found on MnDOT’s website.