Megaloads Will Be Moving on U.S. Highway 12 in Idaho


Two megaloads will be traveling on U.S. Highway 12 in north central Idaho this week, creating traffic delays as long as 15 minutes.

The first is expected to leave the Port of Wilma just west of Clarkston at 10 pm today and travel an unspecified distance toward the Montana border, according to a news release issued by the Idaho Transportation Department in Boise.

The second rig will depart on a different day that has not been set, because it is dependent on the weather.

“They will travel as far as possible within the 10 pm to 5:30 am schedule … if road conditions are safe,” according to the transportation department.

The trucks and their cargo, evaporator vessels, weigh 255,600 pounds each and are 19.6 feet tall, 16 feet wide, and 141 feet long.  The equipment was hauled from Newberg, Oregon, and is being carried by a contract hauler, Mammoet, to northern Alberta.  There it will be used by ConocoPhillips.

(By The Lewiston Tribune)

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