Transportation

ISSUE
BACKGROUND

Transportation systems can greatly impact the quality of life for residents as its outreach is so far felt. It is essential to analyze and recommend roadway improvements based on an understanding of the historical land use patterns within Hildale City. Land use develops along transportation corridors and typically shapes and follows the future land use plans identified by the City.

UDOT recently compiled project recommendations to the SR59 area (click here).

EMERGING ISSUES +
ANTICIPATED CHANGES

  • An increasing population and tourism industry will lead to a need to review current transportation roads for updates and improvements.
  • Developing various modes of transportation can relieve future concerns with traffic and congestion.
  • Safety and quality infrastructure including roads and other forms of transportation will be the number one priority regarding transportation within Hildale.

POTENTIAL GOALS
+ INVESTMENTS

  1. Maintain development practices that consider the health and the safety of all residents.
  2. Increase land use compatibility and predictability.
  3. Preserve the integrity of the city’s unique identity, by preserving signature natural features and sensitive lands including the Short Creek Wash, steep slopes, hillsides, and dry washes.
  4. Preserve access to important natural areas and public lands.
  5. Allow rural development, but preserve rights-of-way and policies that encourage connection to and the development of municipal services.
  6. Maintain a pedestrian-friendly setting for residential neighborhoods, shopping, and business districts.
  7. Design roadways that balance efficiency and safety.
  8. Reduce high speeds and traffic levels on local residential streets.