Red Hills Parkway Interchange completion: Public invited to ‘Christen the Connection’ tour, learn proper trail use

ST. GEORGE – With the opening of the new Red Hills Parkway Interchange later this week, the City of St. George and Utah Department of Transportation invite the public to a demonstration on how to properly use the new pedestrian/cyclist trails and culverts; the event will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m.

Bring your bike or running shoes to the LDS Church on 1250 North and Bluff Street in St. George. Park your vehicle in the church parking lot, where staging will occur, and take a group tour of the new interchange and trails.

Bluff Street at Red Hills Parkway project

The new grade-separated overpass will permit traffic on Bluff Street to pass over Red Hills Parkway, uninterrupted. The new configuration will feature center exits onto Red Hills Parkway/Snow Canyon Parkway and on-ramps that merge onto Bluff Street.

This new design will provide more efficient traffic movement by adding capacity, reducing congestion and improving turn movements, according to the UDOT website.

The project, funded by UDOT and the City of St. George, is nearing completion and the new overpasses are expected to open by the weekend. When appropriate, traffic control will be removed and travelers can use the new interchange. Crews will continue to work on landscaping and other areas that won’t inhibit traffic flow.

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Event details

  • What: Christen the Connection at Red Hills – Red Hills Parkway Interchange Trail Demonstration
  • When: Wednesday, Dec. 3, at 2:30 p.m.
  • Where: The LDS Church on 1250 North and Bluff Street in St. George


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  • Koolaid December 2, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    How about we “X-en the Connection”? BTW, Merry X-Mas!

  • Billy Madison December 2, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    Glad to see this finished. Watching it go up without unnecessary interruption of traffic was amazing. We should hold a dance or something.

  • Wilbur December 3, 2014 at 8:49 am

    those under-highway pedestrian culverts look like a muggers paradise. waiting for the incident reports in five, four, three,…….

  • Red Rocker December 3, 2014 at 9:37 am

    Many thanks to all those who made all this possible. Part of the reason we moved to SG was the wonderful and expanding trail system.

  • sagemoon December 3, 2014 at 10:54 am

    I’m irritated this intersection was addressed before the one at Sunset and Bluff. That intersection is a mess!

    • Shinob Kibe December 3, 2014 at 11:27 am

      You nailed it. Dangerous and nearly impossible to cross as a bike rider or pedestrian.

  • Koolaid December 3, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    Lets hope the city doesn’t erect some huge monolithic statues of noted polygamists at the north end of the (x-enned) connection in tribute their polygamist heritage and as a gateway welcome to Dixie Polygamyville as it does with that horrendous statue on Tabernacle. Instead, the city could post flagpoles upon which it can hoist the city symbol of carousels.

    • Koolaid December 3, 2014 at 2:59 pm

      Please do not plant that monstrosity of a Confederate statue removed from DSU at this location either. Put it in Dixie Dan’s yard or somewhere in Dixie Dan himself.

  • Hiker December 3, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    A public trail system that the public needs training on to learn how to properly use? Really? This sounds problematic!

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