BOISE -- An Idaho Senate committee has approved legislation allowing extra-heavy trucks on the state's roads.
The Spokesman-Review reports the Senate Transportation Committee approved the proposal on a 5-4 vote on Thursday.
The bill would allow trucks up to 129,000 pounds anywhere the roads can handle them, including mountainous northern Idaho. The current limit is 105,500 pounds.
The bill excludes 35 southern Idaho routes that are part of a 10-year-pilot project where heavier tractor-trailers are allowed already.
The committee also voted unanimously on another bill to make the southern Idaho pilot project permanent.
Both bills now move to the full Senate.