Route YY to close in Atchison County as part of wind farm work

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TARKIO, Mo – Route YY in Atchison County is scheduled to close next week as part of the wind farm installation. Rock Creek Wind Project, LLC plans to close Route YY just north of 190th Street on Tuesday, Aug. 15 between 5 and 7 a.m.

All scheduled closures will be posted on our Traveler Information Map, which can be found at During the closure, motorists should seek an alternate route. All work is weather dependent and schedules may change.

As part of this project, large cranes used by the contractor will be moving across Routes C, M, N, YY and U.S. Route 136 at various times during the upcoming weeks. When the cranes are moved, it will require a full closure of the roadway. Most of these closures should take four hours or less.

Each of the towers will require multiple, slow-moving, oversized loads with police escorts navigating to each tower location. This may cause local travelers some delays.