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Offline MrBent

Update on Lolo Pass trucking nightmare?
« on: July 04, 2011, 06:15:48 pm »
Just wondering what the latest was on the &^$#%&^%*$* Canadian energy company that was planning on taking those gigantic loads over Lolo Pass for a year or so.  It sounded absolutely terrible.

Cheers,

Scott

Offline bogiesan

Re: Update on Lolo Pass trucking nightmare?
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2011, 08:50:58 am »
Just wondering what the latest was on the &^$#%&^%*$* Canadian energy company that was planning on taking those gigantic loads over Lolo Pass for a year or so.  It sounded absolutely terrible.
Cheers,
Scott

Easily researched in the Idaho Statesman newspaper and Idaho Department of Transportation websites.
The political situation is quite different from the economic reality and the physical issues faced by moving super loads across the old highway. As IDOT found out, even the best and most experienced superload guides can make minor mistakes that can turn out to be big problems. Failure to carefully measure a powerline that crossed the road caused an outage and brought out Idaho Power crews early one morning.

But the project, moving at night, does not affect bicycle traffic in the area so what's the beef?

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