Streets and Transportation
Ivins City consists of a network of 56 miles of paved public streets. The majority of Ivins streets are paved with asphalt with concrete curb and gutter on one or both sides.
The streets include concrete sidewalks and asphalt paved shared use trails which form the City’s pedestrian network. Currently there are 10 miles of the paved shared use trails. These trails are considered shared use facilities because they may be used by pedestrians, joggers, and low speed bicycles. High speed bicycles (more than 10 mph) are not recommended to shared use trails but rather should use bike lanes.
Click here for a map of the existing and future planned shared use trails and bicycle lanes. <hyperlink Figure 9 from the transportation master plan>.
Ivins City periodically updates a Transportation Master Plan which identifies transportation needs and proposes appropriate cross-sections and road alignments along with capital facilities plan to ensure that the City stays ahead of growth to keep our transportation running smoothly. The following links are provided for the Transportation Master Plan, adopted in 2016.
Ivins City Transportation Master Plan
- Transportation Master Plan Update
- Transportation Impact Fee Facilities Plan
- Transporatation Impact Fee Analysis
Many have likely noticed that Ivins City likes roundabouts. Ivins City has adopted a policy that roundabouts will be the first traffic control measure of choice over the use of traffic signals unless an engineering study indicates that a roundabout is not feasible for the level of traffic. There is excellent research that indicates that modern roundabouts are safer than traffic signals to reduce the type of crashes that result in injury or loss of life. Click here for a report by the Federal Highway Administration on the safety of roundabouts: http://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/intersection/innovative/roundabouts/ It may not always feel safer to us drivers, especially since many drivers ignore the yield signs and do not follow the proper roundabout right-of-way rules. Drive defensively and do not assume that all cars are going to yield properly.
The following link shows a map of where future roundabouts may possibly be needed based on projections of traffic volumes:
Ivins City is responsible to maintain the 56 mile network of streets. All streets are swept at least twice per year and higher volume streets even more often, particularly after storm events. Periodically, typically every 6-8 years, the City will apply a treatment to each asphalt street to keep the street from deteriorating due to the punishing sun and moisture. The most common form of treatment the City uses is a slurry seal which is a thin layer of asphalt oils and sand. This locks out moisture and rejuvenates the old oxidized street asphalt to prolong the life of the road. Otherwise the road would become nearly unusable after only 20 years of life.
The City is responsible to repair sidewalks that settle or heave. If you are aware of an area in the public street that has settled or heaved creating a trip hazard larger than one inch, please let us know and we will create a work order to make a repair.
Ivins City has entered into an agreement with SunTran, operated by the City of St George, to provide a Monday through Saturday bus route in Ivins that links to all the routes covering St. George. We anticipate that the public transit system will continue to grow year by year. This service provides a much needed to benefit to those that cannot or do not wish to drive personal vehicles. In 2015, the service provided nearly 17,000 rides over 289 days of operation. More information on this route please Click Here.