Motorists will encounter delays on Hwy. 47 in Aitkin County as the road closes to replace a bridge near Malmo beginning Monday, Aug. 19
The work is part of two
bridges to be replaced—first the Hwy. 47 bridge north of Malmo, then the Hwy. 18 bridge west of Malmo. Only one bridge will be closed at a time. The detour will use the same roads for each closure.
Here’s what to expect:
• Aug. 19 to mid-September: Hwy. 47 will close north of Malmo to replace the Morman Creek bridge with two box culverts beginning Monday, Aug. 19. The detour uses Hwy. 18 between Malmo and Garrison along northern Mille Lacs Lake, Hwy. 169 to Aitkin County Road 28, and County Road 12 to Hwy. 47 in Glen.
• Mid-September to mid-October: Hwy. 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 uses Hwy. 47 between Malmo and Glen, Aitkin County Road 12 to County Road 28, and Hwy. 169 to Hwy. 18 along northern Mille Lacs Lake to Malmo.
• Full duration of this project: Through traffic must use the detour, or find their own route. All travelers will encounter a hard closure at the bridge work site. For your safety and ours, stay out of barricaded areas. Local access will be open outside the closed work site. Visitors traveling to destinations within the area may want to call ahead to know the best route to take.