Traffic Impacts

The World Championship will take place on Saturday, September 18. Race day closures will be similar to what takes place during the annual race each May

Please be aware of these event-related traffic impacts so you can adjust your plans to minimize the impacts to your week. This may add a little bit of time to your commute or errands. Plan ahead:

  • Get errands completed on days prior to road closures.
  • Plan your route to/from work.
  • Reschedule regular deliveries; opt for delivery times other than Saturday.
  • Avoid crossing the race route; find alternative through routes.
  • Download the WAZE Traffic app for an easily accessible mobile version of the road closures and detours map.

All times are approximate and subject to change. For questions and concerns, call the IRONMAN Helpline at 435-986-3351 or email us at IRONMAN@greaterzion.com 

Interactive Road Closure Map

Click on the highlighted areas within the map for in-depth descriptions on road closures, detours, expected delays and to find out what times the athletes will be using each portion of the course. Use the zoom features of the map to take a look at your neighborhood.

Neighborhood notifications

For a breakdown on how the event will impact each individual neighborhood highlighted in the map above, including expected closures, delays and detours, use the links below.

Closures By City
  • St. George
  • Hurricane
  • Washington
  • Santa Clara
  • Ivins

Beginning Tuesday, September 14, street closures will begin in St. George and will impact the following areas:

  • Tabernacle from Main to 300 W.
  • Main Street from 100 S. to Advenire / Zions Bank entrance

On Thursday, September 16, expect delays on routes which intersect or follow the 5K Fun Run.

On race day, the following areas will be impacted between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.:

  • Red Hills Parkway 
  • Snow Canyon Parkway 
  • Snow Canyon
  • SR18
  • Bluff Street
  • Diagonal Street
  • Skyline Drive
  • Main Street
  • Tabernacle

On Saturday, September 18, the Dixie Round-up Parade will impact Tabernacle from DSU to Sun Bowl from 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

On race day, the following areas will be impacted beginning at 4:30 a.m.:

  • SR7
  • SR9
  • Dixie Springs
  • 3000 South

On race day, the following areas will be impacted between the hours of 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.:

  • Telegraph 
  • Washington Parkway 
  • Buena Vista Boulevard
  • Main Street
  • Green Spring Drive

On race day, the following areas will be impacted between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.:

  • Snow Canyon Parkway
  • Snow Canyon

On race day, the following areas will be impacted between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.:

  • Snow Canyon Parkway
  • Snow Canyon
Getting Around: Alternate Routes

For alternate routes and helpful tips on how to get around the major roads that are affected by the event, click on a route below to reveal more information.

State Route 9 (SR9) is a major highway connecting Interstate-15, and the communities on the west side of Washington County (St. George, Washington, Santa Clara, Ivins) to Hurricane, LaVerkin, Toquerville, Springdale and Zion National Park on the east. Motorists are encouraged to avoid SR9 during the race on September 18 from 6:30 am to 12:15 p.m. Please use the following alternate routes:

Southbound I-15
Use Exit 27 (Anderson Junction) toward Toquerville, LaVerkin, Hurricane, Springdale and Zion National Park on the east. Avoid Exit 16. 

Northbound I-15
Avoid Exit 16. Instead, continue north to Exit 27 (Anderson Junction) toward Toquerville, La Verkin, Hurricane, Springdale and Zion National Park on the east.

SR9 from Springdale, Zion National Park 
Avoid westbound SR9 in Hurricane. Instead, use SR17 north to access I-15.

SR9 from Hurricane
Avoid westbound SR9. Instead, use SR9 east to SR17 north to access I-15.

SR59 from Apple Valley, Hildale, Colorado City
Avoid westbound SR9 in Hurricane. Instead, use SR9 east to SR17 north to access I-15.

State Route 7 (SR7/Southern Parkway) is a major highway connecting St. George to State Route 9 in Hurricane and other communities on the east. SR7 will be closed in both directions from Sand Hollow Road to the SR 9 interchange with no vehicle access from 7:00a to 11:30a. Please consider the following alternate routes:

Hurricane to St. George Area
SR7 is closed in both directions from Sand Hollow Road to the SR 9 interchange. SR9 has only one lane of traffic in both directions. Avoid westbound SR9 in Hurricane. Instead, use SR17 north to access I-15.

St. George to Hurricane, La Verkin, Springdale, Zion National Park
Avoid eastbound SR7 after Washington Dam Road. Use I-15 northbound to Exit 27 (Anderson Junction) toward Toquerville, La Verkin, Hurricane, Springdale and Zion National Park on the east.

State Route 18 (SR18) is a major highway connecting St. George and other the communities in southern Washington County to Dammeron Valley, Veyo, Brookside, Central, and Enterprise on the north. Motorists are encouraged to avoid SR18 between St. George and Dammeron Valley during the race on September 18 from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm. SR 18 will use a pilot car system with alternating traffic flow between 5745 North and the Snow Canyon Parkway entry/exit. Expect delays. Additional detours will be encountered as vehicles enter St.George. Please consider the following alternate routes:

Southbound
At Veyo, turn onto W. Center Street/Gunlock Drive and follow Gunlock Drive to Santa Clara/St. George.

Southbound (Large Trucks)
From Enterprise, use SR18 eastbound toward Cedar City/I-15.

Northbound 
From St. George, use Sunset Blvd toward Highway 91/Gunlock Drive to Veyo.

Northbound (Large Trucks)
From St. George, use I-15 to Cedar City before heading west on SR18.

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