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Freight in Idaho

Freight in Idaho

Freight Program

ITD is seeking Idahoans interested in becoming members of the Freight Advisory Committee (FAC)

Freight in Idaho CollageThe Freight Advisory Committee serves as a forum for freight stakeholders, the private sector and government agencies to advise the Idaho Transportation Department on freight transportation needs, transportation policy, transportation projects and project funding in developing a safe, efficient and connected freight transportation system supporting the economic vitality of Idaho.

  • Serve as a forum for discussion regarding freight movement and freight infrastructure within Idaho
  • Advise ITD on freight-related issues, priorities, projects and funding needs
  • Educate freight stakeholders, the public and decision-makers on the importance of freight, its connection to the economy and its reliance on the transportation system
  • Collaborate with other agencies and organizations on data and information sharing to promote informed decision making
  • Work with ITD to incorporate freight interests into transportation planning to improve freight infrastructure
  • Advise ITD and other public agencies regarding local, regional, statewide and national transportation planning processes
  • Promote the cross-sharing of information between private and public sections (e.g. local, state and federal government agencies) on freight issues

If you are interested in becoming a Member of the Freight Advisory Committee contact Scott Luekenga at 208-334-8057 or e-mail: Scott.Luekenga@itd.idaho.gov


ITD requests input to Idaho Critical Rural Freight Corridors, Critical Urban Freight Corridors & Freight Formula Projects

ITD is updating the State’s Strategic Freight Plan and a key component of the Freight Plan is the solicitation of projects that use Federal Freight Formula funding for investing in Idaho’s freight networks connecting the first of last mile of freight movements.

ITD is also soliciting to update the State’s Critical Rural Freight Corridors (CRFC) and Critical Urban Freight Corridors (CUFC). These corridors assist Idaho in allocating Federal Freight Formula funding for projects both on the State’s highway system and in the State’s Local Highway Districts.


Click for SURVEY | ITD Freight Plan Update

2021 Freight Plan Update


ITD and Freight Stakeholders meetings in September 2021

The ITD meetings were an opportunity for stakeholders to provide feedback for use in updating the freight plan. The Idaho State Freight Plan identifies how ITD will strategically invest state and federal funding in infrastructure to increase the safety, capacity and efficiency of the freight system for the benefit of the Idaho economy.


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.

129,000 lbs. Route Requests

129,000 lbs. Motor 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.


For questions regarding 129K routes or the approval process, please email Scott.Luekenga@itd.idaho.gov or call Scott at 208-334-8057.


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

• No pending requests


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

• No pending requests


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

• No pending requests


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

• No pending requests


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

• No pending requests

Transportation Board 129K Subcommittee Agendas

Transportation Board 129K Subcommittee Minutes

US-93/US-93BL: Idaho SH-25 to US-30

US-12 Route Application – Withdrawn at request of applicant on 07/07/2016

US-20 Route Application – Withdrawn at request of applicant on 07/07/2016

Idaho SH-13 Route Application – Withdrawn at request of applicant on 07/07/2016

Idaho SH-16 Route Application – Withdrawn at request of applicant on 07/07/2016

Idaho SH-162 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.

Maps: Approved 129,000 lbs. Routes

Approved 129,000 lbs. (129K) Routes

North-Central Idaho – Counties: Clearwater, Idaho, Latah, Lewis, Nez Perce

Idaho SH-13, US-12, SH-162

SH-13: From Junction SH-13 & Battle Ridge Rd to Junction SH-13 & US-12 in Kooskia
US-12: From Junction SH-13 & US-12 in Kooskia to Junction US-12 & SH-162 in Kamiah
SH-162: From Junction SH-162 & US-12 to Junction SH-162 & Old Highway 7

SH-13, US-12, SH-162 Application
Evaluation by ITD for SH-13, US-12, SH-162
SH-13, US-12 and SH-162 Public Comments
Letter of Determination
129K Subcommittee Meeting Minutes, April 22, 2021

Idaho SH-6, SH-8 and SH-9

SH-6: From Junction US-95/SH-6 to Junction SH-6/SH-9 | ~ 10 miles
SH-9: From Junction SH-6/SH-9 to Junction SH-9/SH-8 | ~ 13.5 miles
SH-8: From Junction SH-9/SH-8 to Junction SH-8/US-95 | ~ 23 miles

SH-6, SH-8 and SH-9 Application
Evaluation by ITD for SH-6, SH-8 and SH-9
SH-6, SH-8 and SH-9 Public Comments
Letter of Determination

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

Idaho SH-19, State Line to Homedale – SH-19 from Idaho/Oregon Border to US-95 (Homedale)
SH-19 Application
SH-19 Evaluation by ITD
SH-19 Public Comments
Letter of Determination

US 20/26 from I-84 to Idaho SH-16
US-20/26 Application
US-20/26 Evaluation by ITD
US-20/26 Public Comments
Letter of Determination

I-84 Business Loop, Nampa – I-84B (Garrity Ext) to Idaho SH-45 to US-55 (Karcher Rd)
I-84B Application
I-84B Evaluation by ITD
I-84B Public Comments
Letter of Determination

I-84 Business Route (I-84B/Centennial Way) | Idaho SH-19: Payette Ave to I-84
I-84B/Centennial Way Application
I-84B/Centennial Way Evaluation by ITD
I-84B/Centennial Way Public Comments
Letter of Determination

Idaho SH-52: SH-72 to Emmett
SH-52 Application
SH-52 Evaluation by ITD
District 3 Public Comments for SH-52, SH-72, US-30, SH-16
Letter of Determination

Idaho SH-72: US-30 to SH-52
SH-72 Application
SH-72 Evaluation by ITD
District 3 Public Comments for SH-52, SH-72, US-30, SH-16
Letter of Determination

US-30: US-95 to Idaho SH-72
US-30 Application
US-30 Evaluation by ITD
District 3 Public Comments for SH-52, SH-72, US-30, SH-16
Letter of Determination

Idaho SH-16: SH-52 to SH-44
SH-16 Application
SH-16 Evaluation by ITD
District 3 Public Comments for Idaho SH-52, SH-72, US-30, SH-16
Letter of Determination

Idaho SH-52: Savage Services to SH-16
SH-52 Application
SH-52 Evaluation by ITD
District 3 Public Comments for SH-52, SH-72, US-30, SH-16
Letter of Determination

Idaho SH-55: I-84 to SH-44
SH-55 Application
SH-55 Evaluation by ITD
Public Comments
Letter of Determination

Idaho SH-69: Kuna to I-84
SH-69 Application
SH-69 Evaluation by ITD
Public Comments
Letter of Determination

Southeast Idaho – Counties: Blaine, Camas, Cassia, Gooding, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka, Twin Falls

Idaho SH-81 Spur: From the I-84/Yale Road Interchange to Idaho SH-81 east of Declo
SH-81 Spur Application
Evaluation by ITD for SH-81 Spur in Cassia County
• No public comments were received
Letter of Determination

US-93: Twin Falls US-30 to Washington St.
US-93 Application
US-93 Evaluation by ITD
Letter of Determination

Idaho SH-46: Wendell I-84 to Buhl
SH-46 Application
SH-46 Evaluation by ITD
Letter of Determination

Idaho SH-79: Jerome Over I-84
SH-79 Application
SH-79 Evaluation by ITD
Letter of Determination

Idaho SH-75: US-26 to Airport Way in Hailey
SH-75 Application
SH-75 Evaluation by ITD
Public Comments
Letter of Determination

US-93: Idaho SH-25 to Washington Street (Twin Falls)
US-93 Application
US-93 Evaluation by ITD
Public Comments
Letter of Determination

Idaho SH-46: Wendell Over I-84
SH-46 Application
SH-46 Evaluation by ITD

Southeast Idaho – Counties: Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham, Caribou, Franklin, Oneida, Power

I-86 Business Loop (BL): I-86 to Idaho SH-39
I-86BL Application
I-86BL Evaluation by ITD
Public Comments
Letter of Determination

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
Public Comments
Letter of Determination

US-30: Great Western Malting to Yellowstone Avenue
US-30 Application
US-30 Evaluation by ITD
Public Comments
Letter of Determination

US-89: Geneva to Wyoming Border
US-89 Application
US-89 Evaluation by ITD
Public Comments
Letter of Determination

US-89: Utah Border to Geneva
US-89 Application
US-89 Evaluation by ITD
Public Comments
Letter of Determination

US-91: Preston to I-15
US-91 Application
US-91 Evaluation by ITD
Public Comments
Letter of Determination

US-91: I-86 to WinCo Foods (Pocatello)
US-91 Application
US-91 Evaluation by ITD
Public Comments
Letter of Determination

Idaho SH-34: Blackfoot Reservoir to Wyoming Border
SH-34 Application
SH-34 Evaluation by ITD
Public Comments
Letter of Determination

Idaho SH-37: Oneida-Power County Border to I-86
SH-37 Application
SH-37 Evaluation by ITD
Public Comments
Letter of Determination

Idaho SH-38: I-15 to Holbrook
SH-38 Application
SH-38 Evaluation by ITD
Public Comments
Letter of Determination

Idaho SH-61: Geneva to Wyoming Border
SH-61 Application
SH-61 Evaluation by ITD
Public Comments
Letter of Determination

Eastern Idaho – Counties: Bonneville, Butte, Clark, Custer, Fremont, Jefferson, Lemhi, Teton, Madison

US-93: From Junction US-93 & US-20 in Arco to Junction US-93 & Idaho SH-75 south of Challis
129K Route Application for US-93
129K Route Evaluation by ITD for US-93
US-93 Public Comments
129,000 Subcommittee Meeting Notes
Letter of Determination

US-93: Idaho SH-75 to Montana Border
US-93 Application
US-93 Evaluation by ITD
US-93 & Idaho SH-75 Public Comments
Letter of Determination

Idaho SH-75: Clayton Mill to US-93
SH-75 Application
SH-75 Evaluation by ITD
US-93 & SH-75 Public Comments
Letter of Determination

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
Public Comments
Letter of Determination

US-26: Idaho Falls to Wyoming Border
US-26 Application
US-26 Evaluation by ITD
Public Comments
Letter of Determination

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
Public Comments
Letter of Determination

Idaho SH-28: Salmon to SH-22
SH-28 Application
SH-28 Evaluation by ITD
Public Comments
Letter of Determination

Idaho SH-32: Simplot Facility to Ashton
SH-32 Application
SH-32 Evaluation by ITD
Public Comments
Letter of Determination

Idaho SH-32: SH-33 to Simplot Facility
SH-32 Application
SH-32 Evaluation by ITD
Public Comments
Letter of Determination

Idaho SH-47: Section in Ashton
SH-47 Application
SH-47 Evaluation by ITD
Public Comments
Letter of Determination