Truck Access Route Program (TARP)

The purpose of TARP is to help local governments upgrade roads to accommodate 80,000 pound truck loads.

TARP Fall Solicitation

Every fall IDOT solicits local projects that can be constructed during the upcoming fiscal year. We encourage you to submit your inquiries and requests for assistance to the district Local Roads and Streets office that serves your county. This program will provide $45,000 per lane mile and $22,000 per eligible intersection for selected projects. The state participation will not exceed 50 percent of the total construction costs or $900,000, whichever is less.

Submitting an Application

Applications for fiscal year 2020 will be accepted from October 1, 2018 through November 5, 2018 at 4:30 PM. Please see the Bureau of Local Roads and Streets Circular for more information and the GATA website for the Notice of Financial Opportunity.

The following information is needed for all TARP applications:

Note:  Applicants must be registered with GATA and must be in GATA to receive an award.

Need Help?

For more information on this program, please contact:
Bureau of Local Roads and Streets
Planning & Programming
Illinois Department of Transportation
2300 South Dirksen Parkway, Room 205
Springfield, Illinois 62764
Phone (217) 782-3972