ITD is hosting an open house next week on US-30 (Gould Street) in Pocatello

The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) invites the public to an open house on Tuesday to comment on proposed improvements to make U.S. Highway 30 safer and address growing traffic in Pocatello.

Improvements are planned for US-30 between the Yellowstone Avenue and Oak Street intersections and the Gould Street and Garrett Way overpass.

In 2018, ITD completed a study analyzing safety issues, traffic, geometry and community needs. As part of the study, extensive traffic analyses, stakeholder meetings and steering committee meetings were carried out. The results of the study identified significant corridor improvements. In 2023, development began on improvements related to:

  • Operations and safety of the Yellowstone Ave, McKinley Ave and Garrett Way intersections.
  • An additional turn lane from Gould Street onto Garrett Way to improve signaling operations and mobility through the corridor.
  • Accesses security
  • Corridor-wide pedestrian facilities
  • Rainwater collection
  • Corridor-wide landscaping

Construction is scheduled for 2027.

“This is an important project for the traveling public in Pocatello,” said Project Manager Kevin Sonico. “These improvements will accommodate growth in the region and improve safety by addressing lane utilization and capacity issues in the corridor. People can stop by any time on Tuesday to learn more about the project and ask questions.”

For those unable to attend the May 7 public meeting, ITD will post meeting notices on the project website at Comments will be accepted until June 5 and can be submitted at the meeting, online or by email to [email protected].

Anna Harden

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