Russell County Public Works
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 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.
- 187th St. one mile from Winterset Rd. to Stickney Rd. (Fairfield Township)
- 193rd St. one mile from Stickney Rd. to Michaelis Rd. (Fairfield Township)
- 186th St. one mile from 4-Corners Rd. to Fairfield Rd. (Grant Township)
All Russell County offices including the Landfill will be closed Monday, Dec. 24th and Tuesday, Dec. 25th in observance of Christmas. Also, the Russell County Highway Dept. and Landfill will close at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 31st and close all day on Tuesday, Jan. 1st in observance of the New Year’s Holiday. The Russell County Landfill will be open regular hours, 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., on Saturday, Dec. 22nd and Saturday, Dec. 29th.
Russell County Snow Removal
Russell County adjusts its practices to deal differently with each storm and tries to return roads to near-normal driving conditions as soon as possible after a snowstorms end. Because Russell County doesn’t have enough workers or trucks to clear every road immediately after a snowstorm, the department has set priorities for which roads to clear first.
Priority 1: Roads with the highest traffic volumes are cleared, or treated, first. These include major paved routes which receive continuous treatment throughout a storm.
Priority 2: Lower-volume routes are cleared next. Traffic on these routes may be impeded until higher-volume routes are open and clear.
Even after all the roadway surfaces are as clear as possible, Russell County’s work is not done. Workers now must clean up the accumulation on shoulders, bridge edges and at interchanges. This work is usually completed during normal working hours.
Our goal is to return the “Priority 1” routes to wet or dry condition as soon as possible after the storm ends and to plow and treat the critical areas of all other routes as soon as possible after the storm ends.