Engineering

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Responsibilities

The County Engineer is responsible for the management of county-funded infrastructure that use county funds and for protecting the county's interest in road safety, right-of-way, and drainage issues.

In doing this, he provides engineering, surveying, drafting, construction specifications, plan review and development, and construction inspections related to county road, bridge, and drainage projects.

Tasks by a Licensed Engineer or under direct supervision:

  • Establish standards for improvement projects such as bridges, culverts, and roads
  • Roadway and crossroad culvert design
  • Bridge design for county crew construction
  • Size crossroad culverts and bridges
  • Bridge inspection and load ratings
  • Compute drainage areas and runoff rates
  • Drainage and flooding studies

Road and bridge construction:

  • Prepare state & federal permit applications
  • Prepare construction specifications
  • Construction inspections

 

Contact Information

Wayne Blackbourn P.E. & L.S.
Department Head - County Engineer

Highway Department
County Engineer's Office
1510 S. 6th St. 
Burlington, KS 66839

Telephone: (620) 364-2441 or 866-937-2897

Fax: (620) 364-8271

Email: WBlackbourn@coffeycountyks.org

Hours: Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.