Press Release Date: April 7, 2021
RE: Geary County PW / Bridge 7.3-Q-0 Replacement Project East Lyons Creek Rd.
Geary County has awarded a bridge construction project for replacing the existing bridge on East Lyons Creek Road, approximately 0.2 miles west of the Skiddy Road / East Lyons Creek Road intersection, to King Construction Co. Inc from Hesston, Kansas. Contract amount of $273,616.00. Estimated construction start date is May 3, 2021 and the duration of this project is 85 working days. Lyons Creek Road will be closed to traffic at the location of the bridge through the duration of this project. Official detour for east bound traffic from the East Lyons Creek Road / US-77 intersection: go south approximately 5 miles to Skiddy West Road, then east 2.5 miles to Skiddy Road, then north approximately 7.5 miles to the intersection of East Lyons Creek Road. West bound traffic will follow this detour in reverse. Detour traffic signs will be installed before construction begins.
Geary County PWA
Divisions of Public Works
- Building Maintenance
- Noxious Weed
- Road and Bridge
- Rural Water District Number 2
- Sewer District Number 4
- Solid Waste Transfer Station
- Traffic Control/Sign Shop
- Road & Bridge Division
The Road and Bridge Division maintains 125 total miles of asphalt roadway, 255 total miles of rock roadway, 5 total miles of dirt roadway and 85 twenty foot and longer bridges. They provide in-house bridge, ditch and culvert maintenance and installation; snow removal and roadside mowing. Maintenance of 10 motor graders, 9 sand spreader/plow trucks and 6 mowers is also done in-house.
Rural Water & Sewer Districts
Rural Water Number 2 and Rural Sewer Number 4 serves 26 homes in the Laurel Canyon Housing Area located on the west side of Milford Lake. Geary County maintains a 98-foot water tower and a Smith and Loveless Wastewater Treatment Facility.
Traffic Control / Sign Shop
The Traffic Control/Sign Shop fabricates, installs and maintains all County roadside markers, street signs, and traffic control signs.
Building Maintenance Division
The Building Maintenance Division provides routine maintenance on all county office buildings, which includes the:
- 4-H Senior Center
- Ag Extension Office
- County Office Building
- District Court Office
- Geary County Courthouse
- Health Department
- Pennell Building
Building Maintenance also oversees the lawn care, snow removal, janitorial and pest control contracts for all county buildings. They also oversee Freedom Park and the Fairview Cemetery.
Solid Waste Transfer Station
The county-owned Solid Waste Transfer Station provides municipal solid waste removal for the citizens of Geary County. The county provides a scale house attendant and billing staff. NR. Hamm Quarry, Inc. has a 5-year total operations contract and transports a daily average waste of 105 tons to the NR. Hamm Quarry Inc. at Perry, KS.