Russell County Public Works

Russell, Kansas

Public Works Notifications

THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

All Russell County offices including the Landfill will be closed Thursday, November 23th, Friday, November 24th and Saturday November 25th in observance of Thanksgiving. Have a safe and happy holiday!

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.

 

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

Larry Height, 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