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Bluff Street Construction Update

We remind the public all businesses along the corridor are open and accessible during construction. We encourage you to continue to patronize these businesses, be courteous to other drivers allowing them to merge into mainline traffic and be patient as you travel the corridor.  

This project is a four-fold undertaking and includes:

  • Upgrading and improving all utilities which are buried in the current roadway including storm drain, culinary water, sewer, fiber optics, gas, electrical and an upgraded Advanced Traffic Management System.

  • Increasing capacity by adding an additional northbound and southbound lane from 100 South to 1250 North through this heavily traveled section of roadway.

  • Reconfiguring the intersection at Sunset Boulevard and Bluff Street to improve safety, traffic flow and handle projected traffic increases.

  • Adding a dedicated right turn lane from westbound St George Boulevard to northbound Bluff Street which will improve safety and mobility.

Current Project Schedule:

Asphalt paving of the new lanes has begun and will continue for the next couple of weeks. During the first phase crews will be paving from Airport Road to Ridgeview Drive. The asphalt will be laid in two passes with restricted access to properties and side streets while the material is compacted and cooled lasting less than an hour.

Concrete work on the project is going well. We are forming and pouring curb, gutter and sidewalk from 500 North to 700 North this week. 

There is increased truck traffic in the area as we continue to haul in about 12,000 tons of roadbase to form the new travel lanes. St George City Police Officers are on-site as needed to help with safety. We encourage drivers to be patient and allow the trucks to enter and exit the work area. The new roadbase is graded and compacted to prepare for asphalt paving. 

The new storm drain system from 100 South to Valley View Drive is nearing completion. This improvement will greatly impact the capture of water as it runs off the West Black Ridge and keep it from encroaching on the new roadway.  

The first section of the new Pedestrian Tunnel at the intersection of Bluff Street and Sunset Boulevard is finished. Crews are excavating and preparing foundation walls at the East entrance into the tunnel near Dixie Red Hills Golf Course. Heavy water barriers have been placed at the intersection of Bluff Street and Sunset Boulevard to protect the public and create a safe work space. The structure is being built in three sections. 

At the new Bluff Street and Sunset Boulevard interchange the roadway rises about 7' from the current elevation when construction is finished. New lighting installation is defining the new curvature of the intersection and travel lanes. All utilities are in place, crews continue to form and pour sign, signal and lighting bases and erecting these structures throughout the project.

Our team continues the tedious work of maintaining a tidy project with constant attention to property accesses, barricade and sign placement and working to keep dust to a minimum. We judiciously apply water and use gravel when necessary to accomplish these tasks.  

Thank you for slowing down and allowing others to merge! Speed limits throughout the construction corridor have been lowered to 30 mph.  

The final layer has been applied to the new Soil Nail Wall at Airport Road and Bluff Street. The decorative looking wall is an essential component in slope stabilization.

The slope protecting wall just South of the Bluff Street and Sunset Boulevard intersection has been fortified with steel rods and mesh which has been pneumatically sprayed with shotcrete, a concrete mixture. These measures will protect the area from future slope erosion. The final coat of shotcrete is colored and textured to match the surrounding hillside. 

New signal and lighting foundations continue to be formed and poured. The whole corridor will get a new Advanced Traffic Management System which will help with traffic flow and safety. There will also be additional lighting along the corridor to increase visibility and safety. 

Operators working on heavy equipment continue to place material to create the new alignment for the intersection of Bluff Street and Sunset Boulevard.  The new roadway is elevated about seven feet from the existing elevation. The new alignment shifts the intersection to the Southwest. (Visit our our website udot.utah.gov/bluffstreet and click on the 'Map/Schedule' tab for a detailed view.)  

All connections to the new culinary waterline are finished! This new system will last up to 40 years and is a great benefit to the area. 

The new 18" waterline around the Sunset Boulevard and Bluff Street Intersection is finished. The trenches used to lay this new line were paved, and all metal plates have been removed.

The new sewer line is finished!

When the project is completed all utilities in the area will be state-of-the-art and are expected to last 30 to 40 years. 

Pedestrians can access the Bluff Street Corridor area by using the trail on the East side of Bluff Street. This area is ADA compliant with ramps installed at the intersections. 

Grading, excavation and water crews are working to maintain driveway and road accesses. Rock and roadbase has been added to several of the approaches to help with dust and mud when it rains. With the amount of traffic traveling and accessing properties along the corridor these crews are constantly busy.

Driver-Friendly Corridor:

Traffic measures along the corridor are designed to guide the traveling public into businesses and onto surface streets. There are Flat Panel Barricades along the entire West side of Bluff Street next to construction. Drivers should never turn between these barricades. When drivers see the Orange Barrel Barricades these will always mark an entrance to a business or access to a surface street. In addition,  'Business Access' signs are displayed for more clarity. 

Please continue to be vigilant when traveling through the corridor. Obey all traffic control, be courteous, be patient, and exhibit civility to fellow drivers and our crews. Safety is our #1 priority. 

Representation of Bluff Street upon completion. 

Travel Advisory:

Thank you for being patient and courteous. Speed has become an issue through the corridor. We implore you to slow down. This is an involved project but together we can make it a successful one. 

Obey all traffic control, be courteous, be patient, and exhibit civility to fellow drivers and our crews.  Safety is our #1 priority.

We invite you to review this website thoroughly, as it contains a lot of valuable information which will help you stay informed prior to and during construction.

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The Bluff Street Corridor Project is an integrated improvement enhancing the way citizens connect and use the Bluff Street Corridor whether by auto, public transit, cycling or walking.