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Freight in Idaho

Freight in Idaho

Freight Program

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.

Jeff Marker
Freight Program Manager, (208) 334-8462

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

Transportation Board 129k Subcommittee Minutes

District 1 Route Applications
North Idaho – Counties: Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Kootenai, Shoshone

• No pending requests


District 2 Route Applications
North-Central Idaho – Counties: Clearwater, Idaho, Latah, Lewis, Nez Perce

US-12: US-95 to Montana Border
US-12 Application
US-12 Evaluation by ITD
Public Comments

ID-3: ID-8 to US-95
ID-3 Application
ID-3 Evaluation by ITD
Public Comments

ID-8: ID-3 to Bovill
ID-8 Application
ID-8 Evaluation by ITD
Public Comments

ID-13: Kooskia to Grangeville
ID-13 Application
• ID-13 Evaluation by ITD – Pending


District 3 Route Applications
Southwest Idaho – Counties: Ada, Adams, Boise, Canyon, Elmore, Gem, Owyhee, Payette, Washington, Valley

ID-16: ID-52 to ID-44
ID-16 Application
• ID-16 Evaluation by ITD – Pending

ID-52: Savage Services to ID-16
ID-52 Application
• ID-52 Evaluation by ITD – Pending


District 4 Route Applications
South-Central Idaho – Counties: Blaine, Camas, Cassia, Gooding, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka, Twin Falls

US-93/US-93BL: SH-25 to US-30
US-93/US-93BL Application
US-93/US-93BL Evaluation by ITD


District 5 Route Applications
Southeast Idaho – Counties: Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham, Caribou, Franklin, Oneida, Power

I-86 Business Loop (BL): I-86 to ID-39
I-86BL Application
I-86BL Evaluation by ITD

US-26: District 5/6 Boundary to Blackfoot
Note: This case is the District 5 segment of a request for US-26 with segments in both District 5 and District 6. See District 6 cases for that portion of the request and evaluation.
US-26 Application
US-26 Evaluation by ITD

US-30: Great Western Malting to Yellowstone Avenue
US-30 Application
US-30 Evaluation by ITD

US-89: Geneva to Wyoming Border
US-89 Application
US-89 Evaluation by ITD

US-89: Utah Border to Geneva
US-89 Application
US-89 Evaluation by ITD

US-91: Preston to I-15
US-91 Application
US-91 Evaluation by ITD

US-91: I-86 to WinCo Foods (Pocatello)
US-91 Application
US-91 Evaluation by ITD

ID-34: Blackfoot Reservoir to Wyoming Border
ID-34 Application
ID-34 Evaluation by ITD

ID-37: Oneida-Power County Border to I-86
ID-37 Application
ID-37 Evaluation by ITD

ID-38: I-15 to Holbrook
ID-38 Application
ID-38 Evaluation by ITD

ID-61: Geneva to Wyoming Border
ID-61 Application
ID-61 Evaluation by ITD


District 6 Route Applications
Eastern Idaho – Counties: Bonneville, Butte, Clark, Custer, Fremont, Jefferson, Lemhi, Teton, Madison

US-20: I-15 to US-20
Note: This application connects I-15 to the previously approved section of US-20 northeast of Idaho Falls
US-20 Application
US-20 Evaluation by ITD

US-26: Idaho Falls to Wyoming Border
US-26 Application
US-26 Evaluation by ITD

US-26: US-20 to District 5/6 Boundary
Note: This case is the District 6 segment of a request for US-26 with segments in both District 5 and District 6. See District 5 cases for that portion of the request and evaluation.
US-26 Application
US-26 Evaluation by ITD

ID-28: Salmon to ID-22
ID-28 Application
ID-28 Evaluation by ITD

ID-32: Simplot Facility to Ashton
ID-32 Application
ID-32 Evaluation by ITD

ID-32: ID-33 to Simplot Facility
ID-32 Application
ID-32 Evaluation by ITD

ID-47: Section in Ashton
ID-47 Application
ID-47 Evaluation by ITD

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

Contacts

Jeff Marker
Freight Program Manager
(208) 334-8462
Jeffrey.Marker@itd.idaho.gov


Adam Rush
Public Involvement Coordinator
(208) 334-8119
Adam.Rush@itd.idaho.gov