TREASURE VALLEY — The Omega Morgan equipment megaload is expected to hit the Oregon/Idaho state line Tuesday or Wednesday next week, Idaho Transportation Department said in a news release.

The load, which has been delayed by bad weather, does not yet have a permit for transport in Idaho. ITD staff are currently evaluating the shipment and proposed route.

The route is a 355-mile course that starts on Highway 19 in the Homedale area, passing through parts of Marsing on its way to Mountain Home.

The shipment will travel during night-time hours. Delays to other vehicles will be limited to 15 minutes as much as possible.

The total weight of the cargo, a heat exchanger for an oil drilling operation in Canada, along with the truck, trailer and other transportation equipment, comes to a little more than 901,000 pounds, according to an ITD permit application.

The tentative route has the megaload crossing 84 bridges, which have been analyzed and approved through an engineering analysis.

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