Oversized Loads of Windmill
by Associated Press
COEUR D'ALENE, IDAHO -- About 300 oversized loads carrying windmill parts will travel from the Port of Lewiston to Alberta, Canada, over the next two months.
The Coeur d'Alene Press reports NexGen Transportation is in the process of delivering the blades and tower sections for 43 windmills, with the largest loads measuring up to 270 feet long and weighing 240,000 pounds.
The loads will depart from the Port of Lewiston every night, except Friday and Saturday nights, to travel north on U.S. 95 to Coeur d’Alene before heading east on Interstate 90 into Montana. Weather conditions may impact the schedule.
Pilot cars will escort the loads on the two-day journey, with flaggers in place to close several intersections, including U.S. 95 and Lincoln Avenue/Walnut Way and the I-90 and U.S. 95 interchange in Coeur d’Alene.
Drivers can expect delays as the loads move through these intersections. Seven loads are expected each night.
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