UDOT awarded $87.6 million federal grant to connect communities and neighborhoods in St. George

Two additional city street crossings planned for Interstate 15

ST. GEORGE, Utah (March 14, 2024) – The U.S.Department of Transportation has announced
a grant award of $87,618,600 to the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) toward funding
local street crossings of Interstate 15 in St. George at 400 East and 900 South.
St. George City is one of 132 communities nationwide to benefit from the federal Reconnecting
Communities & Neighborhoods Grant Program. The new crossings will provide additional
connectivity of local routes on the east and west side of St. George at I-15.
The timing of the announcement comes at an opportune time for UDOT as it begins final design
of additional lanes on I-15 between Exits 6 and 8, under which the crossings would be located.
UDOT credits community involvement from the residents and City of St. George along with the
Dixie Metropolitan Planning Organization in working toward a unified vision with UDOT. The
second attempt at this grant included 149 pages of letters of support, 30 pages of community
outreach, and 7 pages of place-making and local design concepts.


Media Contact:
Kevin Kitchen
UDOT Region Four Communications Manager
Phone: 435-979-4551

Quote from Mayor Michele Randall “We are so thrilled to obtain funding through the Federal Reconnecting Communities & Neighborhoods Grant Program to create two much-needed underpasses in St. George. One of our biggest challenges is transportation. We live in a city with ridges to the north, west and east, two rivers and an interstate cutting through the middle of town. These underpasses will mean less time on the roads getting from Point A to Point B and help alleviate some of our traffic congestion.”

Other ways this benefits St. George

  • Provides increased connectivity through and around I-15 by connecting 400 E (Flood Street) and 900 South underneath I-15 via underpasses
  • The underpasses will accommodate both motor vehicles and active transportation
  • Requires raising the elevation of I-15 to accommodate underpass structures
  • This project is to coincide with the I-15: Widening from Exit 6 to Exit 8 Project already planned by UDOT
  • The proposed design includes dedicated active transportation infrastructure, which will help decrease transportation-sector greenhouse gas emissions by improving multimodal access, mobility and safety. These improved connections will also help reduce vehicle miles traveled by providing a local option for shorter neighborhood trips.

As always, email, call or text me (435-512-1511) if you have any questions or would like to set up interviews.

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David Cordero

Communications and Marketing Director

City of St. George