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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 ratingsCompute drainage areas and runoff rates
  • Drainage and flooding studies

Road and bridge construction:

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

Webpage last updated:  2016-07-11 15:59:45

Contact Information

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

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

Telephone: 620-364-2441 or 800-947-2897

Fax: 620-364-8271

Hours: Mon - Fri, 7 am - 3:30 pm