ITD Office of Communication
REMINDER: Hearings scheduled this week on 129,000-pound truck route applications for Twin Falls, Jerome and Gooding counties
SHOSHONE - In response to a permit request from Idaho Milk Transport, the Idaho Transportation Department is evaluating the feasibility of allowing loads of up to 129,000 lbs. on sections of US-93, Idaho Highway 46 and Idaho Highway 79.
Public hearings will be held March 4 and March 5 in Wendell and Twin Falls to provide citizens an opportunity to review displays of the existing and proposed 129k routes. Hearings will be held in open-house format with staff from ITD on hand to answer questions regarding the applications or 129k process.
These shipments are reducible, meaning cargo or goods can be removed to make a shipment lighter.
Wednesday, March 4:
4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Wendell City Hall - Board Room, 375 1st Avenue E, Wendell
Thursday, March 5:
4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Farm Bureau Insurance, 2732 Kimberly Road, Twin Falls
At both hearings, there will be an opportunity for the public to give verbal or written testimony on the proposed 129k routes listed below:
- US-93 Twin Falls: From the intersection of US-93/ID-74 to Washington Street N (milepost 38.0 - 48.3)
- ID-79 Jerome: The South Jerome Interchange over I-84 (milepost 0 - 0.23)
- ID-46 Twin Falls & Gooding: From the intersection of ID-46/US-30 in Buhl to I-84 (milepost 85.3 - 100.15)
The comment period will remain open until March 20. Those interested in viewing the applications or submitting comment online before or after the hearings can visit: https://itd.idaho.gov/freight.
Comments can also be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mailed to:
Idaho Transportation Department, District 4
ATTN: Jessica Williams
216 S Date Street
Shoshone, ID 83352
The department is required to conduct an analysis and public hearing on all requests to operate 129,000-lb. loads on the state highway system before the Idaho Transportation Board makes a final decision.