CHUBBUCK — Mayor Kevin England said the city has received reports that construction of the future Northgate interchange to Interstate 15 is on schedule and should open by Nov. 1.
England said Chubbuck has already completed its commitment to the cooperative interchange project, which entailed construction of a Siphon Road extension from the new interchange to Yellowstone Highway. The city has officially named the roadway New Day Parkway.
England said Idaho Transportation Department has reported to the city that everything remains on schedule.
“We’re ready for it to hook up,” England said, adding the City Council recently put the landscaping of the road project out for bids and hopes to have that work complete by the time the interchange opens.
Millennial Development, which is building the Northgate multi-use development in Pocatello near the interchange, will build the access in partnership with ITD on the Pocatello side.
England said the interchange will be “huge” for his community, and he’s been working for the past decade to make it a reality.
“When I first asked, it was supposed to be open in 2033, and I said, ‘Man, that’s way too late,’” England said. “The potential for growth that comes with this is a plus for us, but it was a transportation need. We just need another access to the interstate out of our town.”