Russell County Public Works

Russell, Kansas

Russell County is located in the state of Kansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 6,970. The largest city and county seat is Russell. Russell County Public Works is made up of the Road and Bridge Department, Noxious Weed Department, and the County Landfill.


Due to rain, we were not able to complete the previous Asphalt Overlay project on Highway 40.  Weather permitting, crews will be working on Highway 40 from 187th St (15th St. Bypass) east to 188th Street (Homer Rd).  Work is scheduled to begin Monday, Aug. 26th through Wed., Aug. 28th.  Hours of work will be from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  You may experience one-lane traffic with short delays in work zones.  We will work to have minimal disruption to access to entrance driveways during this process.  Please use caution when traveling through work zones.  Thank you for your patience.


All Russell County Public Works Department offices, including the Landfill, will be closed Monday, September 2, 2019 in observance of Labor Day. Have a safe holiday!


Due to damages to roads and bridges caused by the recent rains, the County and various Townships have been forced to temporarily close the following roads until further notice.  As repairs are made and roads are re-opened we will update this list.  Thank you for your patience.

  • 196th Street one mile from Stickney Rd. to Michaelis Rd. (Russell County)
  • 15th Street Rd. (East Shoreline Rd.) 4 miles from 200th Blvd. to 203rd St.
    • NO DETOUR has been established.  Recommended to re-route on I-70 or Hwy 40 from Dorrance to Wilson to travel from Dorrance/Minooka park to Wilson State Park/Hell Creek areas.
  • Shoreline Rd. (West Shoreline) two (2) miles from 196th St. to 198th St.


With the warmer weather our road crews are working to repair and improve Russell County’s roadways. Please be patient and considerate for the safety of our road workers.


  • Follow traffic control (signs, flaggers, cones, etc.)
  • Stay alert and watch for workers
  • Slow down!
  • Expect short delays
  • Allow ample space between vehicles and workers

Thank You!

Russell County Road and Bridge

Road and Bridge

Russell County Road and Bridge Department maintains 170 miles of asphalt, 246 miles of gravel, and 26 miles of concrete roads within the county.

Noxious Weed

Russell County Noxious Weed Department enforces the State Noxious Weed Law within the county boundaries.

Russell County Landfill

County Landfill

Russell County Landfill, a Small Arid Municipal Solid Waste landfill, is located at 18536 Land Rd. approximately four miles north of Russell.