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If you use East Chubbuck Road on your travels around the community, you’ll notice a change at the intersection with Olympus Drive.
Eastbound traffic on East Chubbuck Road will now encounter a stop sign when they approach the intersection with Olympus Drive. Previously, drivers were met with a yield sign. With the new configuration, north and southbound traffic on Olympus Avenue will not stop, which necessitates the stop sign on E. Chubbuck Road. Crews with the City of Pocatello Street Operations Department have placed a message board on East Chubbuck Road to alert motorists to the change. Drivers are asked to use caution as they approach the intersection, and Street Operations Department personnel have asked for additional traffic enforcement in the area.
The change comes as the Idaho Transportation Department prepares to open the new Northgate Interchange north of the intersection. A ribbon cutting will be held Friday, December 6 at 11 a.m. Following the event, the interchange will open to traffic.
Residents with questions about the change can contact the City of Pocatello Street Operations Department at 208-234-6250.