Resurfacing to begin Friday on U.S. 36 and K-112 in Jewell County

Beginning Friday, September 1, the Kansas Department of Transportation will begin resurfacing about 11 miles on U.S. 36 and K-112 in Jewell County.

Work on U.S. 36 will begin at the Smith/Jewell County line and continue east for about 8.5 miles to the West K-128/U.S. 36 junction. Work on K-112 will begin at the K-112/U.S. 36 junction and continue north about 2.5 miles to the south city limits of Esbon.

Flaggers and a pilot car will direct traffic through the construction zone. Drivers should be prepared for a delay of up to 15 minutes and plan extra time in their travel schedules.

APAC-Kansas Inc. of Hutchinson is the prime contractor and has scheduled this $644,457 project to be completed in mid-October, weather permitting.

KDOT urges all motorists to be alert and obey the warning signs when approaching and driving through a highway work zone. To stay aware of all highway construction projects across Kansas, go to or call 5-1-1.

Derek Nester
Derek Nester
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2020 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.


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