Eye On Boise

Statewide heavy-trucks bill would let ITD decide on Highway 95, not locals...

Backers of the statewide heavy-trucks bill said a trailer bill that will follow ensures that local jurisdictions have full discretion over whether to designate routes for extra-heavy trucks, up to 129,000 pounds, on their roads. But for state highways – like Highway 95 through North Idaho – the Idaho Transportation Department would make the call, not local road jurisdictions. “So the decision on designation … is not made by the local entities on state and federal highways, even those that are within their geographic boundaries?” asked Rep. John Rusche, D-Lewiston.

Rep. Clark Kauffman, R-Filer, said, “That is correct.”

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