As part of ongoing improvements in the Atchison area, Westar Energy will rebuild the transmission line along Park Street between 4th and 11th Streets. In order to upgrade this line, a temporary transmission line is needed to redirect the existing power supply. To minimize the impact of the temporary transmission line, project representatives chose the shortest, most direct path.
The temporary line will be built along Spring Street between 4th and 11th Streets. It will be built almost entirely in the existing road right-of-way and will be in service for less than a year. Once the 69 kV temporary transmission line is in service, the existing 69 kV transmission line along Park Street will be rebuilt and upgraded to a double-circuit 115 kV line. We are also building a new substation and lower voltage distribution lines in the area. A map of the line routes and substation site is below. The project is part of a $50 million investment in the city of Atchison.
We thank you for your interest in the project. Chris Deffenbaugh is available to help you as your dedicated Westar representative for this project. You may reach him at (913) 210-5182, by email at AtchisonReliability@westarenergy.com or by mail at
Atchison Reliability Project
9400 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64114.