According to the briefing (at the Coeur d'Alene City Council meeting last night), the “half-height” loads are a reduced version of what was originally proposed to head up Highway 12 through the Lochsa – Clearwater corridor. Originally thought to be not feasible and too expensive to cut down, the new, smaller loads are still 24 feet wide (two traffic lanes) and an amazing 208 feet long. ITD says there are some 62 loads proposed to come through Coeur d’Alene beginning in Late June and running through the end of September. ITD says the movement will be done at night between 9 pm and 4 am. Traffic will be stopped at each intersection as the mini-mega passes through town/Terry Harris, KEA Blog. More here.
- DFO: The mini-loads haven't been permitted yet, but ITD officials presented the proposal to the City Council last night as though it's a fait accompli. And there doesn't seem to be much the city can do about it.
Question: How do we get stuck with these shipments?