Thu., Dec. 9, 2010
When megaloads pull off at turnouts, still would block part of highway
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."