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Montana megaloads hearing: MDOT warned against calling it a ‘high-wide corridor’

Testimony at the third and final day of a court hearing in Montana on megaloads included questioning of Montana Department of Transportation chief engineer Dwane Kailey about an internal email in which he scolded staffers for using the term "high-wide corridor," writing, "Let's try not to refer to this proposal as a high-wide corridor. That could create some challenges for these companies." Testimony having wrapped up, the decision is in the hands of the judge; megaloads opponents there are seeking an injunction against roadwork needed to construct new turnouts and other changes to the Montana portion of the route to accommodate the giant oversized loads. You can read a full report here from Missoulian reporter Kim Briggeman.

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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