Megaload may cause traffic delays on Highway 12

LEWISTON, ID - Drivers should expect up to a 15-minute delay on US Highway 12 this week as a megaload takes a four-night journey across North Central Idaho.

According to the Idaho Transportation Department the 20-foot-wide, 240-foot-long and 22-foot-high shipment carrying 520,000 pounds of water purification equipment is set to reach the Idaho-Montana state line early Friday morning. The megaload will be on the road from 10p.m. to 5:30a.m. with flagging teams, pilot vehicles and vehicles with portable signs to help direct traffic around the megaload.