New I-15 Exit In Washington City Is Underway: People Are PISSED!
Starting May 8, 2023 Main Street in Washington City will be closed down for about 9 months due to construction on the new I-15 Interchange.
This new interchange will be Exit 11 in Washington on Main Street. The Interstate Exit/Entrance is right in the middle of the Green Spring Exit and the Washington Parkway Exit.
This NEW Washington Exit is hopeful to alleviate the monstrous traffic on Green Springs Drive and Telegraph Street.
The citizens of Washington are NOT happy about this new interchange, however. Many are saying it's too close to the neighborhood and will bring more negative to the area than positive. It's definitely a very quiet residential neighborhood with an elementary school extremely close by.
This would be the 10th Entrance/Exit in the St. George / Washington Area, with rumors of an 11th Entrance/Exit coming to St. George on 700 South in the future. More details on that story below.
FINALLY: A NEW I-15 Exit Could Be Coming To St. George!
A POSSIBLE new I-15 interchange may SOON be coming to St. George! An "Interchange" would be a NEW freeway exit and freeway entrance. The new entrance and exit would be coming to 700 South.
This new interchange would bring an exit less than a mile to Utah Tech University and St. George Regional Hospital. The new exit would be Exit 7 on Interstate 15. This would give St. George/Washington 9 overall I-15 exits.
The Northbound offramp/exit would be here (pictured below) next to that big pink Doctor's office building on the south side of 700 South.
The Northbound onramp/entrance would be here (pictured below) next to the big Tuacahn billboard on the north side of 700 South.
The Southbound offramp/exit would be here (pictured below) in front of the Dudley Leavitt Apartments, next to the gas station on the corner of 700 South and 800 East.
The Southbound on-ramp/entrance would be here (pictured below) east of the Heritage Home & Garden building on the south side of 700 South.
But that's not all...this would also call for 700 South to be WIDENED, new lanes, sidewalks, and trails!
Utah Department of Transportation(UDOT) will be hosting an online hearing on Zoom, Tuesday, May 16th from 6pm - 7pm. There will also be an in-person hearing Wednesday, May 17th from 4 pm - 7 pm inside the Atwood Innovation Plaza at Utah Tech University.
However, with MOST construction in the area, not EVERYONE is happy. Would you be happy with a NEW I-15 Interchange? Or would you prefer it to not happen?