Public Hearing Set on Allowing Heavy Trucks on Idaho Highways

A public hearing on applications allowing trucks weighing up to 129,000 pounds on state highways will be held on June 26.

The meeting is set for 4 to 7 pm at the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) office at 2600 Frontage Road in Lewiston.

The purpose of the meeting is to gauge public opinion on the potential routes of 129,000-pound loads, which will include U.S. Highway 95 from Grangeville to Lewiston and U.S. Highway 12 from where it joins U.S. Highway 95 to Mill Road.

The proposed shipments are known as “reducible loads,” meaning cargo or goods can be removed to make the shipments lighter.  The Idaho Legislature previously approved the higher weight limits. Continue reading