Sunday, September 15, 2019






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K.D.O.T. ANNOUNCEMENT (State of Kansas)

US Highway 281 Temporarily Closing for Repairs

Road Closed PictureThe Kansas Department of Transportation will temporarily close a portion of US Highway 281 north of the city of Russell starting Monday, July 22.

The highway will be closed to through traffic between Shoreline Road and Land Road, or from milepost 146 to 149, for crews to make partial repairs to a slide area that has affected the roadway.

K.D.O.T. expects to reopen the road to one-lane traffic controlled by a traffic signal by the end of the week, weather permitting.

The traffic signal configuration will remain in place until further repairs can be made and be removed once the additional work is completed.

Travelers are advised to utilize state routes Kansas Highway 18, Kansas Highway 232 and Interstate 70 as an easterly route around the closure and K-18, US Highway 183 and I-70 as a westerly route around the closure.

(Information courtesy K.D.O.T.)

Russell County Highway Department closed a 1.5-mile section of road due to bridge damage, east of Dorrance.  We will replace the stone arch bridge with a large culvert.


The closed location is on Grant Lane from 200th Blvd (blacktop), going East to 201st St.  It will remain closed until further notice.


Site is T14S – R11W – 7-NE-SE and all of 8.



Russell County Highway Department has Closed a 2-mile section of road due to road damage, from Milberger going East.


The closed location is on Michaelis Rd. from 182nd St., going East to 184th St.  It will remain Closed until further notice.


Site is  T15S – R14W – 28-SE-SW / 29-SE-SW / 32-NE-NW / 33-NE-NW.


Please contact Alan if you have questions or concerns.  483-4032

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

Please be aware when driving on county roads of washouts and flooding!