Southbound lanes of I-135 south of Newton to be detoured May 4

Kansas Department of Transportation (KSN File Photo)

NEWTON, Kan. — A two mile section of the southbound lanes for I-135, located south of the US 50/K-15 interchange in Newton, are scheduled to close on Sunday, May 4 to facilitate repair work on the SE 24th Street bridge over I-135.

The close of the two mile section of I-135 will begin at about 7 a.m. on Sunday, May 4 and will last approximately four hours.

A signed detour will route traffic from I-135 to US-50 to K-15 to South Kansas Avenue to SE 36th Street then back to I-135.

Oversized loads will not be able to navigate the detour, so over length or over width trucks will need to use an alternate route during this closure time period. Northbound I-135 traffic will be unaffected by this bridge work.

Highway construction project locations and road condition information can be viewed at this website. Details can also be accessed by telephone by dialing 511.

KDOT urges all motorists to be alert, obey the warning signs, and “Give ‘Em a Brake!” when approaching and driving through a highway work zone.

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