Russell County Public Works

Russell, Kansas

Public Works Notifications

FULL-TIME EQUIPMENT OPERATOR II – Accepting Applications

Russell County Highway Dept. is accepting applications for a full-time Equipment Operator II position.  Job duties to include truck driving and operation of heavy equipment. Candidate must have or be able to obtain a Class A w/air brakes CDL. Position is subject to pre-employment drug test. EOE. Job description and application 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.

Consultant Selection – Preliminary and Construction Engineering Services

Russell County is requesting an expression of interest from engineering consulting firms for preliminary and construction engineering services on a systemic signing improvement project on major collector routes.  The selected firm will perform analysis work to determine proper sign placement using engineering principles.  Plans will be developed by the firm to implement improvements to regulatory and warning signs on various County roads using State and Federal requirements.  Inspection during construction is anticipated to be a part of the services provided.  This is a KDOT project that will be funded by KDOT under Project 84 C-4933-01.  The selected consulting firm will enter into a three party agreement for services with KDOT and Russell County.  If your firm is interested in submitting a Letter of Interest and a Statement of Qualifications contact the Russell County Road and Bridge Office (see below).  A packet of information will then be provided that provides further details including the project location and a list of services to be performed.  The purpose of this ad is to determine if you wish to be considered. If your firm is interested in being considered for this you must mail a one page letter of interest to the County office address below. The letter of interest must be received by June 14, 2018.

Russell County Road and Bridge Office
4288 E Highway 40
Russell, KS 67665
Phone 785/483-4032

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