Megaload Set to Begin Journey Monday on U.S. Highway 12

Nighttime traffic is expected to be slowed next week on U.S. Highway 12, as a megaload takes a four-night journey across north central Idaho.

The 20-foot-wide, 300-foot-long, 22-foot-high shipment weighing 520,000 pounds will be carrying water purification equipment headed for Canada, according to a news release from the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD).

It will travel between 10 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. each night, leaving Monday from the Port of Wilma just west of Clarkston and entering Idaho on Down River Road before the journey to Orofino on U.S. 12.

The second leg of the trip is from Orofino to Kooskia, the third portion goes from Kooskia to milepost 127, and the fourth part will take it to the Montana border. Continue reading