Portion of Webb Road near Derby closed permanently

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Sedgwick Co. Sheriff's Office Sedgwick Co. Sheriff's Office
DERBY, Kan. (KAKE) -

Authorities say a mile-long stretch of Webb Road east of Derby is closed permanently because a creek keeps washing out the road. 

The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday on Twitter that the section of gravel road between 79th and 87th streets will be closed permanently. Spring Creek meanders near 79th and Webb and runs directly adjacent to a portion of Webb.

The road is maintained by Rockford Township. People who live in the area will need to enter on 87th Street, which is paved. 

The Board of Sedgwick County Commissioners voted to close the section after the township and its insurance carrier requested the closure due to safety concerns. 

County officials said the average daily traffic count of the road is 66 vehicles. 

Discussions to close the road began in September of 2018. The county says options were studied and discussed resulting in recommending the closure. 

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