DMV Program Specialist
Hearings scheduled in December to take comment on potential 129,000-lb. truck routes on US-93, ID-75
BOISE - Public hearings in Salmon and Challis in the second week of December will take public comment on applications to allow trucks weighing up to 129,000 pounds on sections of Idaho Highway 75 and US-93.
These shipments are reducible, meaning cargo or goods can be removed to make a shipment lighter.
Comments will be taken on an application to allow trucks on US-93 from its intersection with ID-75 (Milepost 244.22) to the Montana border (Milepost 350.82). Comments also will be taken on an application to allow trucks weighing up to 129,000 pounds on ID-75 from Milepost 219.5 (White Tail Drive) to the route's intersection with US-93 (Milepost 244.33).
The hearing in Salmon will be on Dec. 9, from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Salmon Valley Center, 200 Main Street. The hearing in Challis will be held Dec. 10, from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Challis Community Event Center, 411 Clinic Road.
Transportation department staff will be at the hearings to answer questions, and displays will illustrate truck and route information. There will be an opportunity to give verbal or written comments at each hearing.
Those interested in reviewing the applications before the hearings can visit: https://itd.idaho.gov/freight/?target=129000-lbs-route-requests, and click on the individual route applications that are listed under the 129k Pending Route Requests headline.
Those interested in submitting comments before or after the hearings can do so by visiting the webpage. Comments on the routes will be received through Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019. Comments can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to Lance Green, Idaho Transportation Department, 3311 W. State Street, Boise, ID 83707.
Those with questions can contact Lance Green at email@example.com or by phone at 1-208-334-8427.
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