Exit 8 Interchange advisory: Northbound on-ramp will be reduced to two lanes

ST. GEORGE – The Utah Department of Transportation issued the following traffic advisory for motorists who will be using the St. George Boulevard/Exit 8 Interchange as roadwork continues:

An example of how the proposed diverging diamond interchange may look. A final design has yet to be determined | Graphic courtesy of Utah Department of Transportation
Graphic courtesy of Utah Department of Transportation
  • Northbound on-ramp for Interstate 15 at St. George Boulevard will be reduced to two lanes by Friday for ramp reconstruction and widening.
  • Crews will do the same work to each ramp until all four ramps have been widened. Each ramp will take approximately two to three weeks to complete.
  • Motorists can expect traffic shifts and changing lane configurations on the ramps throughout widening work.

Work being done on the St. George Boulevard/Exit 8 Interchange began July 29 and is being done at night to avoid daytime traffic congestion. The interchange is being converted into a Diverging-Diamond Interchange, or DDI, which is designed to help reduce traffic congestion by providing a smoother access on and off I-15.

New construction will also provide a “pedestrian facility,” allowing safer pedestrian access from St. George Boulevard to the River Road/Red Cliffs Drive intersection.

Construction is slated to end before Black Friday, Nov. 25.

Nightly construction schedule:

  • Sunday through Thursday nights from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following mornings
  • Friday nights from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. the following morning
  • Saturday nights from 11 p.m. to 8 a.m. the following morning

More information on the DDI can be found at UDOT’s project website. Also follow project advisories and updates on Twitter at @StGeorgeMP8.

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