Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Long-awaited link made on Southern Parkway

The Utah Department of Transportation announced the official opening of a fourth segment along the Southern Parkway, one that provides a continuous route extending from Sand Hollow Reservoir southward all the way to the St. George airport.

More than 8,000 acres of new development have been proposed in the area — most of it owned by the State of Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration — and there is room enough to essentially build a new city the size of St. George.

 It’s still pegged for another $80 million worth of work in the next decade to connect up to 3000 South and SR-9 in Hurricane, then another $85 million by 2035 for additional expansions, according to the long range transportation plan published by the Dixie Metropolitan Planning Organization. Currently, the extension to SR-9 is not funded. Nineteen miles have been built so far. The Spectrum