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KDOT Awards Grant To Improve Highway 36 Access In East Marysville

The City of Marysville has been awarded a $750,000 grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation toward improving traffic flow, line of sight, and business drive access along a section of US Highway 36 extending east from the old water tower to the former city limits near the Surf Motel. This is the third time the grant has been submitted, with the project slated for 2016. Work would include reducing grade on the hill coming in on 36, a stop light at 20th Street, and improved traffic flow for driveway access for businesses along the route.

Forty applications were received for the grants, which may be funded up to 100%, depending on city size. The Marysville grant was among the largest of eleven approved, and would cover some 95% of construction costs.

About Derek Nester

Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids, and graduated from Valley Heights High School in May of 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communication. After stops at KFRM and KCLY radio in Clay Center, he joined KNDY in 2002 as a board operator and play by play announcer. Derek is now responsible for the digital content of Dierking Communications, Inc. six radio stations. In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on over 70 radio stations across 12 Midwest states and growing.