Trucking co. plans oversized load route through Oregon

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Friday, November 22, 2013

A trucking company hopes to begin moving oversized oil refinery equipment through eastern Oregon.

The first of the so-called megaloads could begin making its way from the Port of Umatilla in Oregon this weekend before crossing the Snake River and into Idaho's southwestern corner next week. The load's final leg in Idaho is now proposed along U.S. Highway 93, up Lost Trail Pass, with an elevation of 7,014 feet, and into southwestern Montana.

Oregon highway officials have already issued a travel advisory for the shipment, while engineers in Idaho are analyzing the route and potential impacts to infrastructure and public safety.

Read more at KBOI.

 

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