Program Name: Truck Access Route Program (TARP)
Organization: Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT)
Address: Holly Primm

Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT)

2300 S. Dirksen Parkway,

Springfield, IL 62764

Phone: 217-782-3972
Briefly Describe the Purpose of the Program
The purpose of TARP is to assist local governments in upgrading roads to accommodate 80,000-pound trucks and to enhance local transportation and economic development.
Year Program Established:
Eligibility Requirements or Restrictions
Eligible applicants are local governments that need assistance upgrading roads to accommodate 80,000-pound trucks. Projects must connect to a truck route and end at another truck route or truck generator.
Application Deadline: Annual call for projects in early fall
Application Guidelines:
IDOT annually solicits local projects that can be constructed during the upcoming fiscal year. Applicants should initiate inquiries and requests for assistance at the appropriate District office for their county. Applications must include a general description of the project and a map showing project site; total mileage, including lane miles and number of intersections; description of truck generators and number of trucks per day, total cost of the project along with the local funding share; and anticipated letting date.
Funding Cap Per Application or Fiscal Year Program Funding:
IDOT uses State of Illinois Road Funds to fund the program. IDOT will provide up to $45,000 per lane mile and $22,000 per intersection or up to 50 percent of the total project cost, whichever is less.
How Must Funds Be Used:
Funds are to be used to upgrade truck routes to provide access to points of loading and unloading, and to facilities for food, fuel, truck repair, and driver rest.