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.

Temporary Road Closure – BRIDGE DECK REPAIR

***UPDATE*** THIS STRUCTURE IS RE-OPENED AS OF 11-15-19

Russell County has contracted with Reece Construction Co., Inc. to do a Bridge Deck Repair. The Bridge is known as the Mai Bridge on 4-Corners Rd. (blacktop).

Reece Construction Co. will Close 4-Corners Rd. between 186th and 187th St. beginning tomorrow (Sept. 4) for approximately 3 months.

Russell County Highway Dept. will set up a Detour from 4-Corners Rd (aka West Pioneer Blacktop) onto 186th St. going South for one mile to Fairfield Rd., then East on Fairfield Rd. for one mile to 187th St., then North on 187th St. for one mile to 4-Corners Rd.

Reece Construction Co. and Russell County Highway Dept. appreciate the public’s consideration while this necessary repair is completed.

Please contact Alan Kuntzsch, Public Works Director, if you have questions or concerns. 785-483-4032

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURES

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.

SNOW REMOVAL POLICY

Russell County Snow Removal

      Who’s First?

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.

 

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.