A project to build an informational kiosk for the Western Vistas Historic Byway, located in western Kansas, is underway.
The location of the kiosk is approximately 27 miles south of Oakley along the west side of U.S. 83 Highway.
Scott City artist Jerry Thomas will bring to life the rich history and beautiful scenery associated with the Western Vistas Historic Byway, which runs from Scott City north to Oakley on U.S. 83, and then west to Sharon Springs on U.S. 40 Highway.
The artwork will be depicted on six interpretive panels.
Total cost of the project, expected to be complete by mid-November, is $109,754.
Land for the kiosk has been donated by the family of Gerald Bean. Native limestone from the Bean’s property of Gerald will be implemented into a seating area near the kiosk project.