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The Road & Bridge Department is managed by Russell County Public Works. Russell County 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.
SNOW REMOVAL POLICY UPDATED 11-14-22
The following items have been added to the snow removal policy:
Due to damage on Bridge structures and Bridge decks on Major roadways from the use of salt-sand mix for ice treatment, Russell County will be treating Bridge decks with sand only.
Salt-sand mix will still be used on all Blacktop roadways when needed.
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.
After all the roadway surfaces are as clear as possible workers will 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.
TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURES
The County has been forced to temporally close the following roads until further notice.
4-Corners Rd, from 176th St east 1 mile to 177th St, closed to thru traffic.
East low-water crossing will remain closed until repairs can be made.
The Russell County Highway Department will be closed for these holidays in 2023:
- New Year's Day = Monday, January 2
- President's Day= Monday, February 20
- Good Friday = Friday, April 7
- Memorial Day = Monday, May 29
- Independence Day = Tuesday, July 4
- Labor Day = Monday, September 4
- Veteran's Day = Friday, November 24
- Thanksgiving Day = Thursday, Nov 23 & 24
- Christmas Day = Monday, December 25
- New Year's Day 2024 = Monday, January 1