400+ Comments on Proposed Oversize Loads

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Here's an update to our story on the proposal to ship more than 200 oversize loads across U.S. Highway 12:

The official comment period on the proposal ended this past Wednesday, and the Idaho Department of Transportation has logged more than 400 comments on this issue. ITD is promising to answer the questions and concerns "sometime in August," before deciding on whether to issue permits for the loads.

Three non-profits, Advocates for the West, Idaho Rivers United and Friends of the Clearwater, say they want the ITD to review state code before offering permits for loads which would all exceed the "legal limit" for U.S. 12. Mel Coulter, a spokesman for ITD says the issue has been referred to the Attorney General's office for review. Citydesk will keep you posted.

Here's a link to our story in the July 7 issue of BW: