Starting the week of July 30, the Kansas Department of Transportation will close a portion of U.S. Highway 24 from the Kansas Highway 18 junction in Graham County to the Stockton city limits for a bridge replacement project.

KDOT will be replacing a flood-damaged bridge approximately 1 3/4 miles west of the Graham/Rooks county line. Traffic will be detoured on U.S. Highway 183 and K-18 throughout the duration of the project, which is expected to be completed by the end of November.

King Construction is the primary contractor for the project with a total contract cost of approximately $559,000.

For more information on the project, contact KDOT area construction engineer Nick Rogers at 785-625-9718 or