Exxon Shipments Will Roll From Lewiston This Weekend


After several delays, the Idaho Transportation Department has green-lighted two scaled down mega-loads to roll from Lewiston through Moscow and Coeur d'Alene before traveling east to Montana and up to the Kearl Oil Sands Project in Alberta, Canada.

Both shipments are 17.6 feet wide, 14 feet high and 76 feet long. One weighs 85,000 pounds, and the other is 88,000 pounds. One shipment will leave the Port of Lewiston Saturday night, and the other will roll out Sunday evening.

ExxonMobil is still awaiting a final legal ruling before moving forward with its plans to move 200 giant loads across U.S. Highway 12 along the Clearwater and Lochsa rivers.