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.

Veterans Day

All Russell County offices including the Landfill will be closed Monday, November 11, 2019 in observance of Veterans Day.  The Landfill will be open regular hours Saturday, November 9, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Temporary Road Closure

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.
  • Shoreline Rd. (West Shoreline) two (2) miles from 196th St. to 198th St.

WARM WEATHER – WATCH FOR ROAD CREWS

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.

TIPS TO FOLLOW IN WORK ZONES

  • 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.