Wind farm project to cause road closures in upcoming weeks

Road Closed Barricade

UNION STAR, Mo – A wind farm project is bringing windmill towers to locations in west and central parts of DeKalb County.

As part of this project, large cranes used by the contractor will be moving across Highways 31 and 6 plus Routes J, and N 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.

A weather delay postponed the original date, requiring the contractor to reschedule the first closure on Highway 31 north of Glenwood Road, southeast of Union Star.

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