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.
Transportation department staff members will be available to answer questions. There will be opportunities to give verbal or written testimony.
Those interested in reviewing application materials before the meeting can visit ITD.Idaho.gov and click on the 129,000-pound truck route icon on the right side of the page.
Comments will be received through June 26. An Idaho Transportation Board Subcommittee on 129,000-pound trucks will review department analysis and public input at a later meeting, before making a recommendation to the full transportation board.
(By The Lewiston Tribune)