Russell County Public Works

Russell, Kansas

Public Works Notifications

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.

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.

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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