Public Works is pleased to announce the repairs to the bridge on County Route #18/167th Street over Plum Creek are complete. The roadway is back open to two way traffic and the work zone has been removed. The existing concrete had deteriorated, and has been repaired and replaced along with a new thin concrete bridge deck. There are two bump signs currently on each end of the bridge which will remain in place until the spring when crews will remobilized to make improvements to the approaches. We appreciate the patience of the motorists and public for the inconvenience.
Application for Advance Ballot by Mail
Mail Ballot Election Calendar
MAIL BALLOT ELECTION, COUNTY WIDE FEBRUARY 3, 2015 SALES TAX QUESTION
Ballots will be delivered to the Leavenworth Post Office on Tuesday, January 13, 2015.
Electors must return their ballot to the Leavenworth County Election Office no later than 12:00 p.m. on Election Day, February 3, 2015.
No need to request a ballot, one will automatically be mailed to you.
Complete the advance application only if you are going to be out of town, or away to college to assure you receive your ballot at that location.
Please make sure you are registered at your correct address and we have your current mailing address.
ALL CANDIDATES FILING FOR SCHOOL BOARD MUST FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY ELECTION OFFICER.
Candidates must be a registered voter in the school district and in the member district.
USD 453 (Leavenworth) and USD 469 (Lansing) elect board members "at large" so candidates must live in the school district.
USD 449 (Easton), USD 458 (Basehor/Linwood) and USD 464 (Tonganoxie) elect board members by member district and one candidate at large. Candidates filing for a "member district" must reside in the "Member district".
FILING FEE: $5.00
FILING FOR CITY OFFICE
ALL CANDIDATES FOR FIRST CLASS CITIES (Leavenworth) and SECOND CLASS CITIES (Lansing & Tonganoxie) MUST FILE AT THEIR CITY CLERK'S OFFICE. THIRD CLASS CITY CANDIDATES MAY FILE AT THEIR CITY CLERK'S OFFICE OR IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY ELECTION OFFICER.
Candidates must be a registered voter in the city in which they are filing as a candidate.
Leavenworth City - $10.00 filing fee plus $35.00 report fee.
Waterworks Board - $10.00 filing fee
Lansing City & Tonganoxie City - $10.00 filing fee
Basehor City, Easton City and Linwood City - $5.00 filing fee
TRANSFER STATION ANNOUNCES NEW HOURS
Effective Saturday November 1, 2014 the Leavenworth County Transfer Station will be open five days a week: Tuesday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with the last load accepted at 3:45 p. m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. with the last load accepted at 1:45 p.m.
ROAD CLOSURE AND LANE REDUCTION (UPDATED 12/31/2014)
Closure of Coffin Road between 167th Street and 159th Street began on Monday October 13, 2014. Leavenworth County continues to undertake construction activities for the rehabilitation of the concrete decks of Bridge K-11 (Coffin Road over Salt Creek).
The Public Works Department understands that this bridge replacement project will be an inconvenience to the travelling public, and appreciates the patience of the motorists and residents who will be affected.
VoteKansas App Available
A new mobile voter app is now available for iPhone users. Search for "votekansas app" at the Apple store. using this app you can enter an address and view the Democratic and Republican candidates on the ballot, find the appropriate polling place, see a map with directions to the polling place and view advance voting locations.
The votekansas app was developed in cooperation with the Pew Charitable Trusts and data is provided through Pew's Voting Information Project (VIP), which is a voter lookup service similar to VoterView.
For android users, a version is scheduled to be released in September.
U.S. 73/K-7 Pavement Replacement & Bridge Repair Project
Project Overview - The U.S. 73/K-7 pavement was originally constructed in 1990 and due to its existing condition has been identified for total replacement. Project limits cover a total of 8.67-miles of U.S. 73/K-7 from the north junction of Leavenworth County Road 14 and U.S. 73/K-7 to 16th Street in Leavenworth County. Project work includes replacement of the existing concrete pavement and sub-base in-kind with the same number of lanes and pavement and shoulder width that exists today.
TRAFFIC ALERT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 16, 2014 News Contact: Kimberly Qualls, (785) 640-9340 or email@example.com
U.S. 73/K-7 Reconstruction Project Update
PROJECT UPDATE: REOPENING DELAYED. As of TODAY, Tuesday, December 16, the U.S. 73/K-7 pavement replacement and bridge repair project in Leavenworth County will not be completed and will not reopen to traffic in late December 2014, as originally planned. (See original news release below for more project information.) The primary contractor, KOSS Construction, has informed us that they will not be able to complete enough project work to safely open U.S. 73/K-7 to the traveling public this calendar year (2014).
KOSS Construction plans to continue work on the project through this Friday, December 19. From Friday, December 19, 2014 - Monday, January 5, 2015, KOSS Construction will suspend work on the project for the holiday season. They plan to be back to work on the project on Monday, January 5, 2015, weather permitting.
KOSS Construction plans to complete enough of the pavement work in January to open up the roadway to the traveling public by the end of the month, late January 2015, weather permitting. Once U.S. 73/K-7 reopens to the traveling public, the project will then be suspended for winter shutdown and work will resume in early to mid-April 2015, weather permitting.
Here’s what this means for drivers: The current detour will remain in place through late January 2015. Once the roadway is reopened to unrestricted traffic, the detour will be deactivated until April 2015. Then sometime in April 2015, the detour will be reactivated and KOSS Construction will resume work on the project until all remaining work is completed.
KDOT maintenance crews will handle snow removal on the current detour route and Leavenworth County will take care of snow removal on the side road connections. KOSS Construction has hired a local contractor to address snow removal concerns on the closed portion U.S. 73/K-7 through the project work limits. Local property owners will continue to access their properties in the same manner as they have these past months while construction has been underway.
The Kansas Department of Transportation urges all motorists to be alert, obey the warning signs, and “Give ‘Em a Brake!” when approaching and driving through the project work zone.
The revised overall project completion date is now mid-summer 2015, weather permitting.(KDOT Project #73-7 KA-3529-01)
We understand and apologize for the frustration that this project completion delay will create. We ask for your patience as we continue in our efforts to maintain and improve this 8.67-mile portion of U.S. 73/K-7 in Leavenworth County!