Derby City Council members were cautious in approaching a possible partnership with Sedgwick County to improve 87th Street South east of Derby.
The road, which is called Chet Smith Avenue in Derby, extends east of Rock Road past South Rock Christian Church to the north and Walmart Neighborhood Market to the south.
The county would help pay for a half-mile stretch of the road through a program that allows each County Commissioner to improve one mile of road in their district. Commissioner Jim Howell, who represents Derby and Mulvane, is attempting to improve two different half-mile sections.
(Read more: Derby Informer)