Megaload granted ITD clearance

  • Oil firm’s oversized load of processing plant parts to begin its journey Monday that will take it through the streets of Moscow

Thursday, August 18, 2011 | By ELAINE WILLIAMS of the Tribune The Lewiston Tribune

Imperial Oil/ExxonMobil has received clearance from the Idaho Transportation Department to move a megaload on U.S. Highway 95 through Moscow during a five-day window that begins Monday.

The transport, which will take up two lanes of traffic, is 24 feet wide, 14 feet high and 208 feet long, weighing 413,600 pounds, said Jeff Stratten, a spokesman for ITD.