Virgin River Closed at UDOT Work Zone

St. George, Utah (March 16, 2017) –  Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) advises recreational users of the Virgin River under I-15 of river closures to ensure safety.  Construction on I-15 to widen the freeway between Exits 4-5 and to demolish and replace the bridges over the Virgin River is in full force and rapidly progressing.

With the increasing temperatures and sunny days ahead, more people plan to use area trails and rivers. UDOT and the City of St. George would like to take this opportunity to remind the public that in order to protect the public and the workers and expedite construction, the Virgin River Trail and Virgin River under the freeway are closed for the next several months and no users will be permitted in this active construction zone.

To facilitate construction of the new bridges, the Virgin River has been routed through a large pipe during the construction period.  The river is impassable and closed for all public use during construction. Those desiring to float down the river should exit the river at the Confluence Park Trailhead and re-enter the river at the Man-o-War Trailhead.

To learn more about the project and to access up-to-the-date information on the trail and river closure, visit the project website Drivers can also follow @udottraffic on Twitter or download the free UDOT Traffic App.

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