Survey to begin Monday on U.S. 24 in Clay County

Beginning Monday, Nov. 13, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) plans to begin a field survey to gather information necessary for proposed bridge replacements in Clay County.

The bridges are located on about 2.5 miles of U.S. 24 between Quail Road and the Clay/Riley County line.

The survey will take place on the existing highway alignment.

KDOT estimates the survey to be completed by Feb. 2, 2024 Survey activities will include the use of survey instruments on the ground to determine locations of existing features within the corridor.

A member of the survey crew will contact property owners or tenants for permission to enter private property.

Brian Westburg, P.S., Survey Project Manager, KDOT, Bureau of Right of Way, will be in charge of this survey for KDOT. Persons with questions may contact KDOT Public Affairs Manager, Ashley Perez at (785)826-6799.

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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