Southbound I-135 in Newton to be detoured Sunday, May 4

Road Construction (KSN File Photo)
Road Construction (KSN File Photo)

NEWTON, Kansas – Southbound I-135 will be closed the morning of Sunday, May 4 at the U.S. 50 and K-15 interchange during repair work on the 24th Street bridge over I-135.

The closure will begin at about 8 a.m. May 4 and will last about four hours.

Traffic will be detoured from I-135 to U.S. 50 to K-15 to South Kansas to 36th Street to I-135.

The contractor, Wildcat Construction, will be doing demolition and emergency repairs to the 24th Street bridge, which was struck by a semi truck earlier this month.

The Kansas Department of Transportation will handle all traffic control. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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