Russell County Public Works

Russell, Kansas

Public Works Notifications

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.

MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY

All Russell County offices, including the Landfill, will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2019 in observance of Memorial Day. Have a safe holiday!

TEMPORARY/SEASONAL OPERATOR I – Accepting Applications

Russell County Highway Dept. is accepting applications for temporary summer help.  Job duties to include operating mowers and work on Road & Bridge crew. Must be capable to work unsupervised and able to lift 75 lbs. Applicants must be 18 years of age and have a valid Kansas Driver’s License (CDL preferred). Position is subject to pre-employment drug test. EOE. Application & job description may be obtained at Russell County Highway Dept., 4288 U.S. Hwy 40, Russell, KS, or by calling (785) 483-4032, or click to download application  Position open until filled.

Road and Bridge Department

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The Road and Bridge Department maintains 170 miles of asphalt, 246 miles of gravel, and 26 miles of concrete roads within Russell County. The department is also responsible for 204 bridges and 508 small structures.

Contact Information

Alan Kuntzsch, Public Works Director
Cindy Saryerwinnie, Public Works Office Manager
Anita Patton, Clerk

4288 E Highway 40
Russell, KS 67665
Phone (785) 483-4032
Fax (785) 483- 4852

Road and Bridge Department Resources

The Russell County Road and Bridge Department requires permits for any type of work in the county right -of-ways. Permits may be obtained through this website or by contacting the Road and Bridge office. Utility Permits, Entrance Permits and Policy, and Snow Removal Policy may all be viewed using these links.

Publications written by Norm Bowers, covering rural roadway construction and maintenance are available from this website.

Other resources include searchable Section Corner Records and several County and City Maps.

Employment Opportunities

Russell County Public Works will post open positions through this website, Russell County News, and Lucas-Sylvan News.

All positions require pre-employment drug screenings and random drug testing.

Click for Application Form
After the form opens you need to download the file to your computer or device. After opening the downloaded file the form will have boxes to fill in your information. Following the forms completion use the submit button to send to Russell County Public Works.

Business Hours

Winter Hours
Monday thru Friday
7:30 AM until 4:00 PM
Closed Saturday and Sunday
Closed on County observed Holidays

Summer Hours
Monday thru Friday
7:00 AM until 3:30 PM
Closed Saturday and Sunday
Closed on County observed Holidays

Observed Holidays Include:
New Years Day Labor Day
Presidents Day Veterans Day
Good Friday Thanksgiving Day
Memorial Day Friday after Thanksgiving
July 4th Christmas Day