[Vision2020] My Column / Megaloads & Hippies
thansen at moscow.com
Wed Jun 8 08:07:32 PDT 2011
Here is the video I shot US95 through Moscow.
See how many potential "mistakes" you can find.
On Wed, June 8, 2011 7:23 am, Tom Hansen wrote:
> Size of loads being transported on Idaho public roadways IS the key issue,
> Mr. Rumelhart; not only here in Moscow, but before the Idaho state
> legislature, as legislation is being prepared requiring that certain tasks
> must be completed before a business can even apply for a permit.
> Perhaps ExxonMobil should have put boots on the ground scouting the route,
> before putting the key in the ignition. I know that the towns of Weippe
> an Pierce (who went without power for several hours as a result of
> ExxonMobil's failures) would have appreciated it.
> How many potential "mistakes" can you identify in this video I shot while
> driving the proposed route through Moscow?
> Another thing: On my return trip from Airway Heights yesterday, I made a
> side trip and drove I-90 (part of the proposed route) as far east as
> Wallace. Granted, I-90 is plenty wide enough for the megaloads, BUT . . .
> Many of the overpasses on I-90 are considerably lower than the 15-foot,
> 10-inch height of the megaloads. This problem can be avoided by utilizing
> the off-ramp to avoid the overpass and rejoining I-90 by using the
> on-ramp, BUT . . .
> Many of the related off-ramps and on-ramps are no more than one lane wide
> with tall trees lining both sides of these off-ramps and on-ramps.
> These are all details ExxonMobil could discover in the same manner in
> which I discovered them . . . By driving the proposed route ahead of time.
> Tom Hansen
> Moscow, Idaho
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