Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 18—north Mille Lacs Lake

Aitkin County

About this project

MnDOT will resurface and improve 13 miles of Hwy 18 from Hwy 169, east of Garrison, to Hwy 47 in Malmo, Aitkin County. Project requires a detour.

Work summary

  • Resurface the road (cold in-place recycle)
  • Replace or repair drainage pipes/culverts
  • Install mumble/rumble strips and restripe
Hwy 18 map image of project location between Hwy 169 and Hwy 47
Hwy 18 along north Mille Lacs Lake, Aitkin County. Select map for larger PDF

Future impacts

  • Detour uses Hwy 169, Co. Rd. 28, Co. Rd. 12 and Hwy 47 (adds 24 miles). Detour plan map, PDF
  • Access will be maintained and open to those who live, work or visit areas within the closed work zone. However, expect hard closures at times to replace pipes under the road.
  • Information tentative and subject to change

State project: 0102-28