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Freight in Idaho

Freight in Idaho

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.


Public Hearing for ID-81 Spur | Proposed 129k Truck Route in Cassia County

ID-81 Spur: From the I-84/Yale Road Interchange to ID-81 east of Declo (MP 0.00 – 0.34)

Thursday, October 22, 2020 | 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Burley City Hall | 1401 Overland Ave, Burley, ID

Public comment period for ID-81 Spur 129k route application is open until Friday, October 30, 2020.

Case No: 202004SH81S | Hearing information on proposed 129k truck route application for ID-81 Spur


To submit a Public Comment, go to: Online 129k Comment Form

  • In addition to providing comment online as per the above link, individuals can record verbal comments regarding the route application by calling 855-785-2499.
  • Comments can also be submitted to the ITD Freight Program Manager sent via e-mail to Scott.Luekenga@itd.idaho.gov
  • Written Comment Form – Comments can also be submitted to the ITD Freight Program Manager through the mail at the following address.

Idaho Transportation Department
ATTN: Scott Luekenga
P.O. Box 7129
Boise, ID 83707-1129

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


Virtual Public Hearing for Proposed 129,000 lbs Load Truck Routes in Southwest Idaho

Use the following website links for each of the three proposed routes to review route details and to comment.

Website link for: ID-19, State Line to Homedale

129,000 lbs Load Application on ID-19 from Idaho/Oregon Border to US-95 (Homedale) | Public comments taken until November 15, 2020
ID-19 Application
ID-19 Evaluation by ITD

Website link for: US 20/26, I-84 to ID-16

129,000 lbs Load Application on US 20/26 from I-84 to ID-16 | Public comments taken until November 15, 2020
US 20/26 Application
US 20/26 Evaluation by ITD

Website link for: I-84 Business Loop, Nampa

129,000 lbs Load Application on I-84B (Garrity Ext) to ID-45 to US-55 (Karcher Rd) | Public comments taken until November 15, 2020
I-84B Application
I-84B Evaluation by ITD


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

ID-6, ID-8 and ID-9
• ID-6: From Junction US-95/ID-6 to Junction ID-6/ID-9
• ID-9: From Junction ID-6/ID-9 to Junction ID-9/ID-8
• ID-8: From Junction ID-9/ID-8 to Junction ID-8/US-95
ID-6, ID-8 and ID-9 Application


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

ID-19, State Line to Homedale
ID-19 from Idaho/Oregon Border to US-95 (Homedale)
Hearing website link for: ID-19, State Line to Homedale
ID-19 Application
ID-19 Evaluation by ITD

US 20/26 from I-84 to ID-16
Hearing website link for: US 20/26, I-84 to ID-16
US20/26 Application
US 20/26 Evaluation by ITD

I-84 Business Loop, Nampa
I-84B (Garrity Ext) to ID-45 to US-55 (Karcher Rd)
Website link for: I-84 Business Loop, Nampa
I-84B Application
I-84B Evaluation by ITD


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

ID-81 Spur: From the I-84/Yale Road Interchange to ID-81 east of Declo (MP 0.00 – 0.34)
Announcement for the Public Hearing in Burley for Proposed 129k Truck Route on October 22, 2020 (English) | Spanish
ID-81 Spur Application
ID-81 Spur Evaluation by ITD


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: ID-25 to US-30

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

For all 129K State Route Maps in Idaho go to the ITRPS website at:

Then click “Helpful Links” in the top left corner of the banner to access maps & attachments for the following:

  • Idaho Maps for Approved Routes Up to 129,000 lbs. (129K)
  • 129K State Route Maps (by District/Region)
  • County Maps for Special Permit & Requirements
  • Vertical Clearance Maps | Pilot/Escort Requirements
  • Route Capacity Maps
  • Route Capacity Maps (by Color)

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

I-84 Business Route (I-84B/Centennial Way) | ID-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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


– APPROVED – District 4 Route Applications
Southeast Idaho – Counties: Blaine, Camas, Cassia, Gooding, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka, Twin Falls

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

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

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

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

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

ID-46: Wendell Over I-84
ID-46 Application
ID-46 Evaluation by ITD


– APPROVED – 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
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

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

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

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

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


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

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

ID-75: Clayton Mill to US-93
ID-75 Application
ID-75 Evaluation by ITD
US-93 & ID-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

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

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

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

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

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.