The transportation company Omega Morgan will move oversized loads that could cause traffic delays tonight on U.S. Highway 95.
The four shipments, known as sump sections, are 20.1 feet wide, 15.6 feet tall, 75 feet long, and weigh less than 80,000 pounds. They are not the 21-foot-wide, 255-foot-long, 644,000-pound water evaporator megaloads planned for U.S. Highway 12, which spawned protests and a preliminary injunction issued by federal Judge B. Lynn Winmill.
The shipments will move in pairs from the Port of Wilma. The first pair is scheduled to embark on its journey to Coeur d’Alene and the east-bound portion of Interstate 90 at 9:30 pm and be followed by the second pair at 10:30 pm. They are anticipated to reach the Idaho/Montana state line at 5 am and 6 am Wednesday.
According to a news release from the Idaho Transportation Department (Equipment Shipments Will Travel on U.S. 95, Interstate 90 Starting Tonight), flagging teams will travel with the shipments, and traffic could be delayed up to 15 minutes at a time.
In regards to the megaloads, Resources Conservation Company International has filed an appeal to Winmill’s injunction on the Highway 12 shipments to the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
(By The Lewiston Tribune)