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Idaho, feds at odds on megaloads

State ready to issue permit; U.S. Forest Service applies the brakes, says study and tribal advice needed

Posted: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 12:00 am

At the request of the Idaho Transportation Department, the U.S. Forest Service is revising one of its interim criteria designed to define and govern the transport of megaloads through national forest land.

But the change won't make it any easier for the massively oversized shipments to win approval for travel along U.S. Highway 12 as it passes through the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest and its Wild and Scenic River corridors.

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