PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT
Ever commented about how well-maintained our county roads are? Noticed that during the winter, the roads are
maintained and passable, regardless of the sometimes extreme weather conditions we get in Kansas? Need a critical bridge
repaired in your township? Well, you have the hard-working Kingman County Public Works department employees to thank
The Public Works department is responsible for the entire Kingman County road system-- which consists
of some 250 miles of roads - and 245 miles of that is asphalt!
Work done by the Public Works group includes the
maintenance and construction of 1000 bridge structures throughout Kingman County. Public Works also operates the Kingman
County Construction/Demolition landfill located southwest of Kingman, as well as maintaining the County Street and avenue
signing system. The signing system is critic for 911 coordination so when you have an emergency, the responders can
locate you quickly and efficiently!
The Public Works maintenance and office facilities are located at 823 East
A in Kingman. The department has 17 full time employees with Charles Arensdorf serving as Public Works Director and
Lial Dodge as County road supervisor. Janie Hawkins is the Public Works administrative support. Steve Bachenburg,
employed with BHC Rhodes, provides his expertise as Kingman County's consulting engineer.
goal is to give County residents the best transportation system possible and to provide services that enhance public safety.
These goals are accomplished by making effective use of available funding. This is truly your tax dollars at work!
As roads and bridges continue to age and eventually wear to the point of needing to be replaced (not just re-paired!)
and the price of the products used to build and repair this infrastructure continually spiraling upwards, it will be a challenge
to meet the many diverse transportation needs of the County. But the Public Works folks are working harder -and-smarter
-to meet this challenge now and in the future.
REMEMBER: the next time you're driving on that well-maintained
county road - thank the guys and gals who work in all sorts of weather conditions to keep it that way!