U.S. 50/Meridian Road Interchange Improvements and Bridge Replacement southwest of Newton

Page last updated: May 20, 2024

Project Description

This interchange improvements and bridge replacement project is in the preliminary design phase and includes replacement of the U.S. 50 bridge over Meridian Road and the BNSF Railway southwest of Newton in Harvey County. Replacement of the existing bridge is necessary, as the structure is nearing the end of its useful design life. Additional benefits include reducing future maintenance and enhancing safety. This project was identified as a top regional priority during Local Consult community meetings in the fall of 2023. As a result, it has been selected for the IKE development pipeline. The project will move into the construction pipeline based on program funding and other needs throughout the state.

Project Location

U.S. 50/Meridian Road Interchange Project Location Map

Project Materials

For those unable to attend on May 2, meeting materials are below. The information shared online is the same information that was presented at the public meeting.

This information can be made available in alternative languages and accessible formats upon request. Contact the KDOT Division of Communications by dialing 785-296-3585 for voice. Dial 711 for speech/hearing impaired.

Project Details

Project Name U.S. 50/Meridian Road Interchange Improvements and Bridge Replacement southwest of Newton
Project Number

KA-6828-01

Location

1.96 miles west of the U.S. 50 and K-15 west junction in Newton

Scope

Interchange Improvements and Bridge Replacement

Cost Estimate

Approximately $30 Million


This information can be made available in alternative languages and accessible formats upon request. Contact the KDOT Division of Communications by dialing 785-296-3585 for voice. Dial 711 for speech/hearing impaired.

Public Meetings

  • Time - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
  • Location - Sand Creek Event Center (1601 S. Anderson Ave., Newton, KS 67114)
  • Public Comment Period - May 2, 2024 to May 17, 2024

  • Agenda - KDOT hosted an open house-style public meeting to discuss the interchange improvements and bridge replacement coming to the U.S. 50/Meridian Road interchange on the southwest side of Newton. The meeting was held on Thursday, May 2, at Sand Creek Event Center (1601 S. Anderson Ave., Newton, KS 67114). The public was welcome to stop by anytime between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. to view information and speak with project staff. No formal presentations was made.

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Who to Contact

Tim Potter
Public Affairs Manager
620-727-2278
tim.potter@ks.gov

Scott Koopmann, P.E.
Area Engineer
316-251-6575
scott.koopmann@ks.gov

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