August 15th, 2009

Southern Parkway First Phase Opens to Traffic

State and local officials, along with Wadsworth Brothers Construction opened the first phase of the Southern Parkway near St. George Utah on July 7, 2009. The $58.8 million dollar project was completed by Wadsworth two months ahead of schedule was the largest CM/GC project in the State of Utah.

The new four-mile highway extends eastward from I-15 at the Atkinville Interchange (Exit 2) to the very southern end of River Road. Also known as State Route 7, the four-lane divided highway serves as the connector to the Fort Pierce Industrial Park, along the Utah-Arizona border.

The opening of the first phase of the Parkway also marks the beginning of a key component in the long-range plans of the Dixie Metropolitan Planning Organization. It is expected the highway will open up southern Utah to enhanced economic opportunities, especially as the new St. George airport opens in early 2011.

Wadsworth Brothers Construction has been directly involved in over 71 million dollars of work in the St. George area, with over 39 million dollars of contracts being awarded and performed by local contractors and suppliers from the community.

Founded in 1991, Wadsworth Brothers Construction has grown into one of the top highway and bridge contractors in the State of Utah (126 million in 2008) that includes Heavy Highway/ Bridge and Structures Division; Building Division (Vertical Parking Structures); and a Pre-Cast Division. The company has been recognized as the “Best Commercial Contractor” four years in a row by the UTAH BEST OF STATE organization, “Best Transportation Project” by McGraw-Hill publications and “Transportation Project of the Year” by the Associated General Contractors.

Contact: Mike Dale (801) 550-5850