Just recently the traffic pattern changed on I-15 exit 8 southbound exiting the freeway onto St George BLVD.

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There are 2 exit lanes from the freeway that used to split and have 2 lanes go left (east) and one lane go right (west) and then split again before the light.

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Crews have scrubbed the paint on the road and almost exactly flip flopped the traffic pattern.

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Now It splits and one lane goes left (east) and splits again before you get to the light and 2 lanes go right (west).

New Traffic Pattern is what this sign says
New Traffic Pattern is what this sign says. Why doesn't it show in the pic?

It is a simple change that you need to be aware of but seems intuitive. For years I have thought that the change is how the pattern should be. 

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It should be good for greatly diminishing backed up traffic exiting the freeway. During the many events that occur in St George, exit 8 can back up and impede traffic on I-15 for hours and days depending on the event.

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I am sure they will do a total repaint soon but for now it is a little hard to see if you are not looking for it. If you Use Exit 8 to head east off of I-15 then you will need to be aware of the shift in lanes and create a new habit. Road crews have been working on I-15 all summer and it looks like they are making amazing strides to get 3 lanes in and a new exit into St George. Thank you to all of the hard working crews!

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