Third Mega Shipment To Travel On Area Highways This Weekend


By Paul Johnson

Boise, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) – The Idaho Transportation Department said today, motorists should expect delays some area roads. This, during the transport of a third Omega Morgan equipment shipment that begins this weekend.

ITD issued a permit today, Friday, Feb. 14 to Omega Morgan to move a shipment 23 feet wide; 18 feet, 11 inches high; 382 feet long; and weighing 436,001 pounds. The permit allows travel between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. The load will not travel if visibility is less than 500 feet.
This shipment is taking the same route as the previous Omega Morgan transports. It could enter Idaho late Saturday night or Sunday morning, depending on weather conditions.

Traffic delays should be expected on eastbound Interstate 84 between exits 99 and 112 (Hammett). A temporary closure of the eastbound I-84 off-ramp at exit 112 will be necessary. The equipment shipment will use the eastbound off-ramp to pull onto eastbound I-84, then use the eastbound lanes to travel westbound on I-84 for one-quarter mile. Pilot vehicles on I-84 will temporarily delay other eastbound vehicles while the shipment uses eastbound I-84. At an emergency vehicle pull-out, the load will cross over to the westbound lanes and move toward Mountain Home.

As much as possible, delays to other vehicles will be limited to 15 minutes. Flaggers and pilot vehicles will accompany the transport vehicle and notify its driver when other vehicles are approaching. The shipment will then move to the nearest available pull-out, drive to the side of the highway and let other vehicles pass.

When it is not traveling, the load will be pulled off the highway.

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