SHOSHONE - The Idaho Transportation Department is evaluating an application to allow loads of up to 129,000 lbs. on the Idaho Highway 81 Spur in Cassia County.

A public hearing will be held this month in Burley to provide citizens an opportunity to comment on the route application. The hearing will be an open house format with staff from ITD on hand to answer questions regarding the application or the 129k process.

Thursday, October 22    

4 p.m. to 7 p.m.     

Burley City Hall  

1401 Overland Ave, Burley

At the hearing, citizens can give verbal or written testimony on the proposed 129k route:

- ID-81 Spur: From the I-84/Yale Road Interchange to ID-81 east of Declo (MP 0.0 - 0.34)

The comment period will remain open until Friday, October 30. Those interested in viewing the application or submitting comment online before or after the hearing can visit: https://itd.idaho.gov/freight.

Citizens who can’t attend, can record verbal comments by calling 855-785-2499. Written comments can also be submitted to ITD Freight Program Manager Scott Luekenga via e-mail to scott.luekenga@itd.idaho.gov, or mail to:

Idaho Transportation Department

ATTN: Scott Luekenga

PO Box 7129

Boise, ID  83707-1129

Individuals may also contact Scott Luekenga directly with questions regarding 129k routes or the approval process by calling 208-334-8057.

The Department is required to conduct an analysis and public hearing on all requests to operate 129,000 lbs. on the state highway system before the Idaho Transportation Board makes a final decision.

Idaho Transportation Department personnel will adhere to best practices during the public hearing and request that individuals who attend follow recommended guidelines relating to COVID-19.

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