State Taking Comment For 129-Thousand Pound Truck Routes

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By Paul Johnson

Boise, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) – A public hearing is scheduled in Cassia County to take comment on requests to allow trucks weighing up to 129,000 pounds on three state highway route segments, the Idaho Transportation Department announced.

The proposed shipments are known as "reducible loads," meaning cargo or goods can be removed to make the shipments lighter.

The hearing will be Thursday, May 29, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Burley City Hall. Proposed highway segments are:

• Idaho 77, between 300 South Road near Declo and the junction with I-84 (Milepost 25.11 to Milepost 30.67)

• Idaho 25, junction with Idaho 24 in Rupert east and south to I-84 (Milepost 52.45 to Milepost 58)

• Idaho 25, junction with I-84 at the Kasota Road Interchange to its junction with Idaho 27 in Paul (Milepost 37.57 to Milepost 46.02)

Transportation department staff members will be at the hearing to answer questions, and there will be the opportunity to give verbal or written testimony.

Those interested in reviewing application materials before the hearing can visit itd.idaho.gov, and click on the 129,000 lbs. Truck Routes icon on the right side of the page.

Those interested in submitting comments before or after the hearing can do so by visiting the webpage.

Comments will be received through Friday, June 13. The Idaho Transportation Board Subcommittee on 129,000-pound trucks will review department analysis and public input at a meeting in mid-June before making a recommendation to the full transportation department board.


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