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The beginning improvements outlined in a recently adopted transportation plan went into operation last week with four stop lights installed.

SHARE The beginning improvements outlined in a recently adopted transportation plan went into operation last week with four stop lights installed.

The beginning improvements outlined in a recently adopted transportation plan went into operation last week with four stop lights installed.

New stop lights have been placed at the corners of Main Street and 100 South, 400 East and 100 South, 700 East and 100 South and at the intersection of Red Cliffs Drive and Mall Drive out near Wal-Mart and the Red Cliffs Mall.Though many residents have resisted plans to place more stop lights in the city, Councilwoman Mona Givens said more stop lights are inevitable.

The population of St. George has increased approximately 38 percent in the past four years with heavy growth coming from the "bedroom" towns of Ivins, Hurricane and Veyo and La Verkin. Residents from these communities take to the road every day which contributes to a slower traffic pattern during rush hours in the city.

The City Council hopes the installation of these and other planned traffic lights will alleviate some of the rush-hour problem, Givens said.