The Idaho Transportation Department has green-lighted the transport of an over-legal load on U.S. Highway 95 and U.S. Highway 12 next week.
A permit issued Wednesday allows Omega Morgan to truck water purification equipment beginning next Monday night. The shipment starts its journey from the Port of Wilma, traveling on Highway 128 into Idaho, en route to the Montana state line.
The shipment -which weighs 520-thousand pounds and measures 300 feet long, 20 feet wide and 22 feet high – will travel over four nights, between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. The transportation plan requires that delays not exceed 15 minutes for other vehicles using Highway 12, and locations have been identified along the roadway where the shipment can safely pull over to let traffic pass.
On the first night, the shipment is scheduled to travel from the Port of Lewiston to the Orofino area, and park at either milepost 38.8 or milepost 44.4. On the second night, the transport will move from the Orofino area and cover some 30 miles. On the third night, it is scheduled to travel about 53 miles, and the fourth night’s travel schedule will cover the last 47 miles or so to the Montana border.