Medford, OR – According to the ODOT officials, tTese delays will accommodate an oversized transport scheduled to travel during eight evenings as it moves from the Port of Umatilla to the Idaho border.
The shipment consists of boiler equipment and is expected to travel 10 to 30 mph along segments of U.S. 730, OR 37, Interstate 84 in Pendleton, U.S. 395, U.S. 26, U.S. 20, OR 78, U.S. 95 and other roads in Umatilla, Grant, Harney and Malheur counties.
It will exit Oregon into Idaho via U.S. 95 north of Jordan Valley.
The oversize load will travel during nighttime hours to reduce impacts to other highway users. It will not move during snow, ice, fog, or other hazardous conditions and will be parked off the roadway when it is not traveling.
The size of the shipment will require it to use both travel lanes on two-lane highways, resulting in delays.
Traffic will be stopped at regular intervals with pilot cars in front of and behind the load informing the movers when to pull over at designated sites to let waiting vehicles pass.
The total transport trailer and push/pull vehicles will be 217 feet long, 23.5 feet wide and 26.5 feet tall. The cargo itself is about 44 feet long.