Summary of the Community Transportation Alternatives
- Red Hills Flyover Connection: Build elevated ramps to connect Red Hills Parkway to I-15. There are options where these ramps could connect to minimize disturbance to businesses. This would completely remove traffic connecting Red Hills Parkway to I-15 from the congestion areas.
- Red Hills Parkway Widening and Intersection Improvements: Improve flow from I-15 Exit 13 to Bluff St./SR18. Traffic would move more efficiently along Red Hills Parkway through the troubled intersections.
Indirect improvements to congestion in areas A and B:
- Porous I-15: Tunnel under I-15 in a few locations to keep from funneling traffic through troubled intersections.
- Downtown Loop: Turn St. George Blvd and Tabernacle St. into one-way streets and improve traffic flow with timed lights.
- Implement Technological Improvements: “Smart” traffic management, self-driving vehicles, and other improvements likely to be implemented over the next 40 years.
- Implement Vision Dixie : Stop sprawl and enable people to shop, play, and work near where they live. This would stop our LA-style development and reduce the resultant traffic congestion.
- Re-imagine Downtown: Insist on pedestrian-friendly construction, focus on an Arts & Entertainment core, prioritize non-motorized movement, and add trollies.
- Move People Rather than Cars: Start planning for mass transit and more walking and bicycling opportunities.
- I-15 Thru-traffic Bypass: Enable I-15 thru-traffic to bypass St. George entirely, by routing it along the Southern Parkway.
- Industrial Park Re-use: relocate the industrial park currently north of Red Hills Parkway to remove its traffic from the congestion zones.
- Human Adaptation: humans have and will continue to adapt to their environment, including taking advantage of technology to shop from home, receive auto-deliveries, work from home, and adjust travel times based on traffic patterns.