RECENT COMMENTS: 102

1 - June 27, 2018 @ 2:23 PM

Adding a third lane from the train tracks to Garret Way and allowing both far right lanes from Gould to Garret Way to turn right would solve a lot of traffic problems created from those on yellowstone turning left onto Gould St. who need to continue onto Garrett Way.


2 - June 20, 2018 @ 11:53 AM

This turn lane is impossible to use with east to west traffic coming off Gould street bridge. People are using W. Conner to avoid the light on N. Main street and Gould street. The volume of traffic and fire trucks, ambulances etc. is degrading the road to collapse as the paving on 400 block of W. Conner was NEVER completed since PNHS/Neighborhood homes were built there. New stop sign was recently installed at N. Garfield & W. Conner but only SLOWS traffic a bit, few stop.


3 - June 20, 2018 @ 11:15 AM

I can only really speak about the intersection of Yellowstone and Oak. The narrowing from 2 to 1 lanes for Oak traffic crossing the intersection from west to east is difficult. That's it for me.


4 - June 20, 2018 @ 11:14 AM

We should also demand the businesses along that corridor so their part to make our city a better place to live.


5 - June 20, 2018 @ 11:13 AM

Yes expand pedestrian access, the Garrett way Gould street intersection is very dangerous for bikes and pedestrians.


6 - June 20, 2018 @ 11:12 AM

The area east of main to west of the McKinley intersection with Gould looks like Jones town. Businesses and property owners should be required to clean up their properties. Because the west side is generally lower income than the rest of the city doesn't mean people don't take pride in their neighborhoods and communities. The city would be smart to help make downtown an asset to our community instead of an eyesore.


7 - June 18, 2018 @ 8:16 PM

Add Train Blankout sign for northbound traffic. This activates when train crossing signal is activated. Public can then change their travel patterns more easily.


8 - June 18, 2018 @ 8:14 PM

Add a Train Blankout Sign. Activate sign when Railroad Crossing is Activated. Put on each the south end and north end. This will help north and south bound traffic make better decisions about travel.


9 - June 18, 2018 @ 7:00 PM

It seems like ITD defaults to providing only the MUTCD-mandated signal timing for pedestrians to cross at this and other signalizing intersections. This is not adequate time for senior citizens, people in wheelchairs, or children to cross. I've seen people still in the crosswalks here because the timing is inadequate. The crosswalks are also horribly maintained and months go by after they've worn off before they are repainted. If ITD is going to expect people to use crosswalks for safety, then they should treat crosswalks as safe places for people to cross. Otherwise, I just cross at other places since I don't feel like my basic safety needs are accommodated at state-managed intersections around Pocatello.


10 - June 18, 2018 @ 11:32 AM

This space should not be sold, but used for stormwater detention and retention. This area has flooded in the past and there is a need. Low maintenance landscaping would help reduce water & maintenance costs.


11 - June 18, 2018 @ 11:28 AM

Many make a right turn off Yellowstone to 8th Ave, then a hard right to E. Young street which improves access to Oak and 9-10th street. But the turn is awkward and dangerous. Can this be fixed?


12 - June 18, 2018 @ 11:25 AM

Acres of wasted lawn area here. Please place low-water usage plants and create a drainage swale for flood mitigation.


13 - June 18, 2018 @ 10:06 AM

Add a lit, benched transit stop here.


14 - June 18, 2018 @ 10:04 AM

Add a transit lane with pull-out and bench here so that public transit can pick up passengers from the neighborhood. Include benches and lighting


15 - June 18, 2018 @ 10:02 AM

These green strips are a waste of water. Perhaps they could be converted to stormwater swales. This could be beautified as mentioned and reduce flooding. Let stormwater supply water for trees and native grasses, etc.


16 - June 15, 2018 @ 11:50 AM

As you pass McKinley heading towards Garrett Way there needs to be a 3rd lane starting at McKinley to allow an unrestricted transition onto Garrett Way. Traffic backs up at the light heading to Main Street restricting the flow of traffic wanting to merge onto Garrett Way.


17 - June 15, 2018 @ 10:09 AM

Bike Lanes installation for both lanes of traffic flow that tie in with N Hayes (the designated bike route) would be greatly appreciated! Riding a bike on Gould over the overpass to get to E Oak is incredibly scary at times. Especially when traffic is merging from N Main onto Gould.


18 - June 15, 2018 @ 10:02 AM

This turn lane works really good. It is usually easy to blend into traffic from E. Oak. This whole intersection can be a problem when there is a train blocking traffic. Maybe there could be some signage activated by train traffic located far enough ahead of the intersection to allow you to take another route.


19 - June 15, 2018 @ 9:53 AM

This is a useful turn lane but it is sometimes difficult to blend into traffic. It would be really good to have no traffic except from the turn lane using the outside lane over the overpass like the traffic from Main turning onto the overpass with their one lane.


20 - June 14, 2018 @ 6:53 PM

As with many other areas in the city this area is in no way walker friendly. Many more trees, wider parking strips away from the traffic, slower traffic, and less of a slum like atmosphere would help. The same could be said for the Clark, Center street corridors. Speed and a seedy surrounding area with dead and dying trees due to lack of upkeep on the renter's part add to the problem.


21 - June 14, 2018 @ 4:00 PM

Please remember aesthetics when considering this project. There is no landscaping between the road and the railroad fence along the west side of Gould. Thanks.


22 - June 14, 2018 @ 2:49 PM

Bike lanes and pedestrian sidewalks are needed along this whole stretch of road. Creation of a bike lane and pedestrian sidewalk within the islands between HWY 30 and W. Oak St. could provide a safe path for both purposes. The path could have meanders and trees planted alongside which would help beautify this corridor.


23 - June 14, 2018 @ 2:12 PM

Lighting and signs. Is a new overhead sign going in the island? Are the street lights going to be extended?


24 - June 14, 2018 @ 1:36 PM

Bike lanes are needed for safe access from Oak to the Gould St overpass, and over the overpass to N. Main


25 - June 14, 2018 @ 1:34 PM

As a cyclist and a at times, a pedestrian, there is no safe way to navigate this intersection when traveling south.


26 - June 14, 2018 @ 1:32 PM

I appreciate the comments here regarding access and ease of use. I want to especially agree with the folks who comment on the bike and pedestrian access points, especially on the south side of Gould. Not having sidewalks in an area that could easily fit them in is a big problem. Visually, the area is not bad; retaining grass and trees should be part of the plan.


27 - June 14, 2018 @ 1:10 PM

Bike lane is possible (in my mind) here continuing onto Gould to McKinley


28 - June 14, 2018 @ 1:09 PM

Provide bike lanes on McKinley Ave?? Fairly safe corridor with exception of on-street parking


29 - June 14, 2018 @ 1:07 PM

The yield at the turn lane into Gould from Garrett Way is ignored. Difficult for cars passing through the intersection to the overpass, dangerous for bikes and motor cycles


30 - June 14, 2018 @ 1:03 PM

The UPRR train usage is a major problem at this intersection. Traffic flow is relatively high (for Pocatello) and the trains often stop for long periods of time. Backups to and onto Garrett Way are not uncommon.


31 - June 14, 2018 @ 12:44 PM

Grade separate this puppy. That would have a mobility and safety impact.


32 - June 14, 2018 @ 12:37 PM

People have a habit of stopping instead of merging creating a safety problem.


33 - June 14, 2018 @ 12:33 PM

The entire north side of Gould extending to Garrett Way should be widened with another lane. The existing lanes would be thru lanes. Bike lanes are needed with any widening


34 - June 14, 2018 @ 12:15 PM

Consider adding beautiful plants or even a park area in the unused part of the Westwood Mall area. It is so unattractive right now!


35 - June 14, 2018 @ 12:14 PM

It would be really nice to have access to the Westwood Mall area closer to the intersection. It's a pain to have to go so far down Garrett Way before there is a place to turn in.


36 - June 14, 2018 @ 12:11 PM

Access to rec center is obnoxiously and unreasonably difficult. Surely there's a better way to get in there. This whole area is always dirty and uninviting. Make it more aesthetically appealing. Lap posts? Bigger trees? Well-designed median?


37 - June 14, 2018 @ 11:57 AM

Please add safe bike/ped lanes/sidewalks through this area. Current status is dangerous and uninviting.


38 - June 14, 2018 @ 10:45 AM

I agree, create a raised median to prevent weave at this location.


39 - June 14, 2018 @ 10:44 AM

How about a roundabout for this intersection? Should be plenty of room for a two or three lane circle.


40 - June 12, 2018 @ 3:06 PM

Sidewalk is too narrow and in disrepair. Add a buffer zone between sidewalk and road


41 - June 12, 2018 @ 3:05 PM

No Crosswalk at intersection


42 - June 12, 2018 @ 3:03 PM

Uncontrolled Intersection except for southbound Taft


43 - June 12, 2018 @ 3:02 PM

Uncontrolled intersection except for southbound Roosevelt Ave.


44 - June 12, 2018 @ 2:03 PM

The swooping turn lanes are a safety hazard for pedestrians and bikers because they encourage high-speed turns without stopping.


45 - June 12, 2018 @ 1:58 PM

There is enough space to combine W Oak and E Gould into a multi-way boulevard and provide additional developable land to south. That would allow higher-speed through traffic while actually having the potential to create a quality walking/biking route and defray the cost of the poject through the sale of land and the addition of tax revenues.


46 - June 12, 2018 @ 1:50 PM

Adding lanes to decrease congestion will make it more dangerous to cross on foot or bike.


47 - June 12, 2018 @ 12:39 PM

Our infrastructure is supposed to serve productive land use, and it requires the tax generated by those land uses to support it. Yet in the entire study area, there isn't a single business or residence that is directly served by Garrett, Gould, Yellowstone, or Pocatello Ave. It's all empty, unused (and mostly untaxed) space. The roads in question generate no productive activity. It's a necessary connection because the adjacent neighborhoods are disconnected and spread apart, but the very disconnect is created by the huge roadways and their empty buffers.


48 - June 12, 2018 @ 12:27 PM

There is so much unutilized, unproductive land in the study area. The green spaces generate zero tax revenue, cost a lot to maintain, and are completely unuseable. Why are we wasting money and land area in the middle of town on greenspace that we can't use? This land could be parceled and sold to be put into productive use.


49 - June 12, 2018 @ 12:19 PM

Congestion is generated by the lack of connectivity in the street grid: neither W Elm nor W Oak connect from Yellowstone to Garret, so all east-west traffic is funneled through the same intersection. That won't change with the addition or reconfiguration of travel lanes. There is plenty of space for two smaller, more standard intersections of W Oak connected to Yellowstone and Garrett, which would disperse traffic and provide multiple routes.


50 - June 9, 2018 @ 10:46 AM

A walkable/bikable path next to the overpass would be great - it needs to lead somewhere safe on the Eastern side, though, not just to busy Yellowstone Ave. Maybe some interesting signage over the railyard to explain the importance of railroads to our city's development would also be a nice enticement to locals and visitors alike.


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