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Are megaloads returning?

Three years after a court ruling blocked several pending "megaload" shipments from using U.S. Highway 12, the Idaho Transportation Department is looking to update the rules governing such shipments.

A transportation department spokesman could not immediately explain what's driving the proposed update, although he indicated the agency did receive inquiries last October about transporting three large storage tanks down the highway.

Shipments of vastly oversized truck loads along a 100-mile section of Highway 12 from milepost 74 to the Idaho-Montana border have been on hold since September 2013, when U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill issued an injunction/William L. Pence, Lewiston Tribune. More here.

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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