Friday, November 11, 2016

Oversized loads to move through Lewiston starting Nov. 13

LEWISTON - Throughout the month of November, freight trucks will haul large building components from the Port of Lewiston to the Clearwater Paper Corporation during overnight hours with minimal impact to motorists.

Thirteen oversize loads are scheduled to make the 2.9-mile trip between the hours of 11 p.m. and 4 a.m. starting on November 13. You can see a map of the route here and a preliminary schedule below.

Traffic on the Memorial Bridge may experience some delays. Flaggers will also block the intersection of Highway 12, the Main Street Bypass, and Main Street. This could create a delay of 15-20 minutes.

Omega Morgan is the company hauling these loads. They have partnered with ITD, Lewiston Police, the city of Lewiston, Nez Perce County, emergency services, and public utility outlets to make this move as smooth and successful as possible.

The cooperation on this project highlights ITD's commitment to safely transport goods and services throughout the state.

Preliminary Schedule of Hauls:

Every night from Sunday, November 13 through Tuesday, November 22.

Then every night from Monday, November 28 through Friday, December 2.

Work done to clear travel path:

- Temporarily remove street lights between Idaho 128 and Main St.

- Install temporary rotation traffic signal arm at 3rd Ave. North and U.S. 12.

- Relocate overhead utility lines.

The Idaho Transportation Department is responsible for all highways on the State Highway System – interstates, state highways and U.S. routes. All other roads are under the jurisdiction of the local, city or county entity.

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