Highway Department

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Mission Statement

The Coffey County Highway Department is charged with the responsibility to construct, maintain, and operate the county road system and landfill operation as directed by the Coffey County Commission.

The Highway Department is to increase the overall quality and safety of the road system with minimum maintenance and construction cost in order to reduce dependence of the tax levy required for operation cost.

Review new methods of operation by researching and implementing new technology, reviewing current methods for providing the most efficient operations and service in the operations of the department.

To respond to all citizens request in a responsive and professional manner shall be the goal of every employee in the Highway Department. To adopt a good neighbor policy with our approach to work requested. Follow the golden rule "Treat people as we would like to be treated." We shall be accountable to the policies of the county, co-workers, and citizens of the county for all work and actions requested in the operations of the department.

About the Department

The Highway Department provides direct tangible services to the public as well as support services to other departments. The department consists of several primary divisions:

  • Accounting / Administrative Support / Records
  • Engineering / Construction
  • Road Records / Survey Library
  • Landfill

Primary Services

  • Permits / authorizations for entrances, utilities, oversized loads, and other right of way accommodations along county roads
  • Maintenance of designated county roads - patching, mowing, surfacing, and snow / ice removal
  • Construction of county road and bridge projects
  • Operation of the county landfill and recycling programs
  • Connection permits and operation of rural sewer districts
  • Road records / right-of-way files
  • Survey records
  • Zoning permits
  • Jacobs Creek Sewer District

Special Notices

  • Permits / permission is required for entrance / driveway construction, and utility construction


Contact Information

Wayne Blackbourn P.E. & P.S.,
County Engineer and County Surveyor

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.