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Thu., Dec. 9, 2010, 8:12 a.m.

When megaloads pull off at turnouts, still would block part of highway

Contested-case hearing on Highway 12 megaloads, Thursday in Boise (Betsy Russell)
Contested-case hearing on Highway 12 megaloads, Thursday in Boise (Betsy Russell)

Attorneys for the opponents of ConocoPhillips megaloads have shown slides of various turnouts along U.S. Highway 12 where the loads would pull off the road to let traffic pass, and some appear to be much narrower than the loads, meaning the giant loads still would protrude far out into the highway. Showing one, attorney Natalie Havlina asked ITD maintenance engineer Doral Hoff, "So the public would have one lane to get around the transport?" Hoff responded, "Maybe a little bit less."




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Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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