Two companies have asked the Idaho Transportation Department to allow heavier trucks on a dozen south-central Idaho bridges each year.
The Times-News reports the proposed weight limit increase could mean fewer but heavier trucks on sections of U.S. 93 and Idaho 75 since trucking companies would be able reduce the number of shipments by being allowed to add that extra weight.
The transportation department will hold two public hearings this week regarding the requests by Capps Inc. in Jerome and Glanbia Nutritionals in Twin Falls.
The first proposal seeks to increase weight limits on Idaho 75 from the intersection of U.S. 26 in Shoshone up to Hailey. The second would increase weight limits on U.S. 93 from the intersection with U.S. 30 in Twin Falls to the intersection with Idaho 25 east of Jerome.