Freight in Idaho
The Idaho Transportation Department supports strong economic growth.
Roads, railroads, waterways, pipelines, and airport infrastructure are key components to a successful and efficient multimodal freight system. These components must work together to serve the needs of the region’s economy and work to support the Idaho Transportation Department’s mission of Your Safety, Your Mobility, and Your Economic Opportunity. Furthermore, effective, competitive, efficient and safe movement of freight relies on active participation of freight stakeholders throughout Idaho.
ITD is committed to fostering an atmosphere that encourages strong economic growth while ensuring safe and efficient travel for all of Idaho. If you, your organization, or business is interested in learning more about freight movement in Idaho, please contact our office to learn more about how we can assist.
Freight Program Manager
129,000 lbs. Route Requests
129,000 lbs. (129k) Vehicle Combination Routes
The Idaho Transportation Department is reviewing and analyzing requests to allow trucks up to 129,000 pounds (129k) to drive on non-interstate, state-maintained highway routes. The review of requests is being done in conjunction with the Idaho Transportation Department Board and a subcommittee, which will reject or approve requests for new routes.
The review of requests includes a 30-day public comment period, and a hearing at which verbal or written comments can be submitted.
2017 Transportation Board 129k Subcommittee Agendas
- May 25, 2017 129k Subcommittee Agenda
- April 19, 2017 129k Subcommittee Agenda
- January 18, 2017 129k Subcommittee Agenda
- For previous 129k Subcommittee agendas go to Board Schedules and Agendas
2016 Transportation Board 129k Subcommittee Minutes
- SH-38: I-15 to Holbrook – Route Application
- US-91: I-86 to WinCo Foods (Pocatello) – Route Application
- US-91: SH-34 to I-15 (connects Utah to I-15) – Route Application
- US-20: I-15 to previously approved US-20 129K route, through Idaho Falls – Route Application
- US-93/US-93BL: Intersection w/SH-25 to US-93BL intersection w/US-30 – Route Application
- US-95: Lewiston to SH-1 – Route Application
- US-95 Evaluation by ITD – Case #201623US95D1
- US-95 Evaluation by ITD (Lewiston to Latah/Benewah county line)
- Public Comments
US12 Route Application – Withdrawn at request of applicant on 07/07/2016
US20 Route Application – Withdrawn at request of applicant on 07/07/2016
SH13 Route Application – Withdrawn at request of applicant on 07/07/2016
SH16 Route Application – Withdrawn at request of applicant on 07/07/2016
SH162 Route Application– Withdrawn at request of applicant on 07/07/2016
The Idaho Transportation Board Subcommittee on 129,000 Pound Truck Routes was established in 2013 to address legislation related to gross vehicle weights up to 129,000 pounds. The Subcommittee’s charge was to develop the process to allow 129,000 pound gross vehicle weights on additional state routes and then to review requests for these additional routes and make a recommendation to the full Idaho Transportation Board. Subcommittee meetings will be held on an as-needed basis.
Prior to July 1, 2013, trucks configured to increase gross vehicle weights from 105,500 pounds to 129,000 pounds were permitted on a select number of state highways in southern Idaho via a pilot project. Legislation approved in 2013 made those 35 specified routes permanent and provided authority to the responsible highway jurisdiction to allow gross vehicle weights up to 129,000 pounds on additional specified routes.
Approved 129,000 lbs. Routes
- Idaho Map for Designated Routes Allowing up to 129,000 lbs
- North Idaho Map – District 1
- North-Central Idaho Map – District 2
- Southwest Idaho Map – District 3
- South-Central Idaho Map – District 4
- Southeast Idaho Map – District 5
- East Idaho Map – District 6
- Idaho Routes Designated for Extra Length Combinations up to 105,500 lbs.