Traffic Advisory- River Road intersection closed for water line repairs

The intersection of River Road and 700 South Street is closed Wednesday for water pipe repair. St. George, Utah, Aug. 10, 2016 | Photo by Mike Cole, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Following a break in the water line Sunday under the intersection of River Road and 700 South, crews installed a temporary patch and scheduled follow-up work for Saturday. However, the repairs are not holding, and crews closed the intersection Wednesday to begin repairs.

The intersection of River Road and 700 South Street is closed Wednesday for water pipe repair. St. George, Utah, Aug. 10, 2016 | Photo by Mike Cole, St. George News
The intersection of River Road and 700 South Street is closed Wednesday for water pipe repair. St. George, Utah, Aug. 10, 2016 | Photo by Mike Cole, St. George News

The broken water line is still leaking, St. George Police Officer Lona Trombley said in an email, which is not allowing the temporary patch to stabilize. The decision was made to close the intersection partially Wednesday and do the repairs immediately.

“(T)he repairs needed to be completed today (Wednesday) for safety,” Trombley said, “which will also consequently be completed before school starts tomorrow, which adds significant traffic during the daylight hours.”

Motorists travelling south on River Road will be diverted onto Medical Center Drive to Foremaster Drive. Northbound traffic is limited to one through lane and a left turn lane onto 700 South, with no right turn onto 700 South. Eastbound traffic on 700 South will be limited to a right turn only onto River Road, while westbound traffic will have one through lane and both right and left turn lanes.

Diagram showing the movement through the intersection of 700 South Street and River Road for Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016 | Diagram by Ric Wayman, St. George News
Diagram showing the movement through the intersection of 700 South Street and River Road for Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016 | Diagram by Ric Wayman, St. George News

Repairs should be completed by Wednesday night, Trombley said, and the intersection should be fully opened for traffic Thursday morning.

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