|CSU Position on the Northern Corridor Highway
The Northern Corridor violates the prior agreements and purpose of the Red Cliffs National Conservation Area/ Desert Reserve
- It not only would destroy the habitat that was promised to be protected in order to enable development throughout the county, but would damage recreation, scenery and quality of life
- The concept of a proposed “Zone 6” between Santa Clara and Sun River fails to mitigate damage that would be caused by the highway
- The Northern Corridor Highway is unnecessary
Stated reason for the highway: increasing congestion at I-15 exit 10 (Green Springs) and 8 (St George Blvd-1000E-Red Hills Pkwy)
If the predicted congestion is caused by east-west traffic along the north side of the metro area, between Hurricane and Ivins/Santa Clara, as stated by the county’s purpose and need statement, there is a better solution: connect Red Hills Parkway directly to I-15 via a “flyover” interchange near 1000E.
If the predicted congestion is caused by traffic from the NE (Hurricane) N (Brio & Green Springs) and NW (Ivins/Santa Clara) to the central shopping-employment-DSU-medical area (St George & Washington City), improve Red Hills Pkwy between 1000E and exit 13 with efficient intersections to eliminate stops, add more I-15 underpasses, upgrade traffic flow downtown St George.
Link to Scoping Comment Resources