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Fri., March 22, 2013, 10:42 a.m.

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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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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