I-135 and SE 36th Street Interchange Reconstruction Project

Page last updated: October 05, 2023

Project Description

The proposed I-135 / SE 36th Street interchange reconstruction project would completely reconstruct the existing interchange on the south side of Newton to better serve the community and emerging business opportunities. 

Improvements would include a new three-lane bridge with shoulders, guardrail, a sidewalk on the north side of the bridge, updated lighting, improved drainage, highway signing, new pavement and pavement markings.

New development at the nearby business park and the SE 36th Street bridge condition have refueled the need for the improvement project.

Construction could begin as soon as the summer of 2024. A more defined timeline will be available once the design is finalized.

Project Materials

Materials below were shared at the Sept. 26 open-house style public meeting. The public was invited to review materials and submit their comments online through Oct. 3.

Meeting information can be made available in alternative accessible formats upon request. For information about obtaining an alternative format, contact the KDOT Division of Communications, 700 SW Harrison St., 2nd Fl West, Topeka, KS 66603-3745 or phone 785-296-3585 (Voice)/Hearing Impaired – 711.

Project Details

Project Name

I-135 & SE 36th Street interchange reconstruction project

Project Numbers



I-135 / SE 36th Street​ interchange is ​located on the south side of Newton, KS in Harvey County


Complete reconstruction of the I-135 / SE 36th Street interchange​


Approximately 1 mile

Cost Estimate

$20 - $25 million

Who to Contact

Debbie Tanking
KDOT Project Manager


Tim Potter
Public Affairs Manager


Public Meetings

  • Time - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
  • Location - Trail Room at the Chisholm Trail Center (601 SE 36th Street, Suite 143, Newton, KS 67114)
  • Public Comment Period - September 26, 2023 to October 3, 2023

  • Agenda - KDOT hosted an open house style public meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2023, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Trail Room at the Chisholm Trail Center (601 SE 36th Street). The public was invited to stop by any time between 4–6 p.m. to view details of the proposed improvements, speak with project staff and provide comments. There was no formal presentation.

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