Sullivan County Route 139 Resurfacing and Newtown Branch Bridge Reopening

MILAN, Mo. – The Newtown Branch Bridge on Sullivan County Route 139 has been closed for a replacement project since January. Contractors from Widel, Inc., working with the Missouri Department of Transportation, plan to reopen the bridge Friday, April 12.

A resurfacing project for Route 139 in the same area, held over from 2018, is scheduled to resume Monday, April 15. Contractors from Norris Asphalt Paving, working with MoDOT, will restart the project near Newtown to just south of Harris.

Motorists should be alert and watch for roadway signs and workers. A pilot car will be used to guide the vehicles through the work zone. Crews will work daylight hours, five days per week. Some work may occur on weekend, if necessary. The contractor plans to have all work completed by May 1.

All work is weather permitting and schedules are subject to change. MoDOT encourages all motorists to slow down, buckle up, eliminate distractions and drive safely to ensure everyone is able to Arrive Alive.

Newtown Branch Bridge project website:

For more information about this and other MoDOT projects, call 1-888-ASK-MODOT (888-275-6636) or visit and view the online Traveler Information Map. In addition, MoDOT provides updated information on Twitter @MoDOTNorthwest and Facebook at



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