Paving the Way to a Sustainable Future: The City of Russell's Transportation Reconstruction Plan

The City of Russell has been working over the past 18 months to develop a plan to reconstruct its aging infrastructure. Through the development of a Master Transportation Plan, the City is ready to "Pave the Way" to a sustainable future for our citizens through reconstruction of our major streets and incorporation of multi-modal transportation options.  We hope to make this major reconstruction plan possible through the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) transportation grants. 

The City of Russell and its citizens have shown much interest and support for a plan that creates safe multi-modal infrastructure as well as gives our City the opportunity to thrive into the the future. Recently, the City adopted a 20 year Comprehensive Development Plan that relied heavily on community input through both surveys and public meetings. This plan, along with the Master Transportation Plan, established the justification we needed to begin the push toward reconstruction. 

The City of Russell has made great strides over the past few years, in our effort to reconstruct our aging infrastructure. The City, in partnership with the Kansas Department of Transportation and Kansas Department of Commerce, completed reconstruction of South Highway 281. The City was also awarded $600,000 of CDBG funding to reconstruct Lincoln Street from Wisconsin Street to 9th Street and 15th Street from Fossil Street to Kansas Street. The total project cost is $1,045,505 and is scheduled to begin July 2018. The City is also in the process of replacing three bridges throughout the City at a total project cost of $209,905. This is just the beginning of what we hope to accomplish so that the City of Russell will remain a regional center with infrastructure that will allow for growth, development, and sustainability into the future. 




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