CONSTRUCTION & COMMUTER UPDATES
Updated September 21, 2020
Circle of Hope Drive construction
The construction will impact traffic to the Huntsman Cancer Hospital.
Campus Shuttle: Night Route
The Night Route will now run until 10 p.m. Passengers may request a SafeRide, through the TapRide app, until 12:30 a.m. Visit uofubus.com to track all campus shuttles live.
Parking day pass available online only
Temporary parking permits, also known as day passes, are no longer sold at the Commuter Services main office. Day passes must be purchased online.
Campus Shuttle: Purple route change
The Purple route will pick-up and drop-off passengers on Chipeta Way instead of Colorow Road.
Kathryn F. Kirk Center for Cancer Care and Women’s Cancer
Fencing went up around the Kathryn F. Kirk Center for Comprehensive Cancer Care and Women’s Cancer at Huntsman Cancer Institute, the parking lot 60 near the Children’s Center is closed indefinitely and reserved parking stalls will be relocated.
HPER (Lot 24)
The HPER Lot permanently lost approximately 132 stalls located in the southeast section.
Huntsman Cancer Institute Proton Addition
Twenty-one stalls are closed in row 4 of the East Hospital lot (Lot 66). These stalls will be closed to provide access to the Proton Therapy Clinic.
South Campus Housing & Dining
Construction for the new South Campus Housing and Dining Facility continues in parking lot 22 and the women’s soccer field. Parking in lot 22 is closed.
Soccer/Lacrosse Stadium Construction
Construction on the soccer/lacrosse stadium began on Sept. 5, 2018. Rows 11-14 (the L shaped area off the road) and row 88 (the old tennis courts) have been removed.
Employee Appreciation Day impacts at Guardsman Lot
Rows 1 through 4 in the Guardsman Lot will be unavailable on September 25. This space will be used to accommodate for the Employee Appreciate Day flu shots tents. Motorists must enter the parking lot through Guardsman Way and exit through 500 South.
Vice Presidential Debate Campus Shuttle Impacts
In preparation for the Vice Presidential debate, the Circulator and Blue routes will not stop at President Circle from Wednesday, Sept. 16 to Thursday, Oct. 8. Shuttle passengers will be picked up and dropped off at the UTA bus stops on University Street from Wednesday, Sept. 16 to Friday, Sept. 25.
Sewage upgrade project on 1300 East
Due to the sewage improvement project on 1300 East (between 400 & 500 South), up to two northbound lanes will be closed for 12 weeks. Motorists traveling southbound will not be able to turn left on 500 S.
UTA Red Line rail replacement
UTA will replace the 20-year old rail on the TRAX Red Line between 900 east and Medical Center Stations on September 19-20, 2020. Passengers traveling between the 900 East and Medical Center stations must ride the bus bridge and expect 11-15 min delays. Driver on 400 South should expect 11-15 min delays and use 300 […]
Huntsman phase V crane delivery
The Huntsman phase V construction proceeds with the delivery of the crane and materials needed to construct the bridge. The crane will be delivered on September 17, 2020. Materials for the bridge will be delivered in one-hour intervals beginning September 23, 2020. Motorists traveling on North Medical Drive will notice an increase in construction-related traffic […]
New Public Safety Building at Guardsman Lot
The new Public Safety Building will be built on the northeast side of the Guardsman Lot. Approximately 140 stalls in the Guardsman Lot will be permanently eliminated in order to accommodate the space needed to construct the new building. Construction will begin later this year and will end in 2022.
Mario Capecchi Drive & North Medical Drive intersection expansion
Construction for the expansion of the Mario Capecchi Drive and North Medical Drive intersection will begin mid-September 2020. Motorists traveling east on Mario Capecchi Drive towards the hospital can expect delays and other road disruption for at least 18 months.
West terrace detour
The first phase of the MEDX Building construction was launched with the Medical Examiner’s Office’s demolition. The removal of the building will allow for the construction of a new road leading up toward the College of Nursing parking lot and hospital loading dock. This phase is expected to be completed in early 2021. During this time, access […]
New parking garage near hospital
Construction for the new parking garage, located between the Jewish Community Center and the Huntsman Phase V site, is underway and will end in 2022. This project requires mass excavation at the construction site and occasional road impacts on North Medical Drive.
UTA returning to Regular Services
UTA reduced, modified, or suspended multiple routes as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Beginning August 23, 2020, UTA will resume regular services, which includes increasing TRAX frequency to every 15 minutes. However, other routes like the 2X are permanently modified or suspended and will no longer serve campus. Visit UTA’s website to learn more about service suspensions […]
Sculpture lot closure
The Sculpture lot (Lot 10) will be closed for pavement repairs beginning March 30. The lot will reopen in late-April.
UTA Rail Replacement
UTA will replace the rail between the 900 East to Stadium stations on April 11 through 12. Red Line passengers should use the Bus Bridge to travel between both stations and expect 10-15-minute delays. Visit www.rideuta.com/construction for more details.
East Medical Drive Closure
A portion of East Medical Drive will be undergoing repairs Wednesday, Oct. 16-Saturday, Oct. 19.
1300 East closure and reconstruction
Due to road work, westbound movements through the intersection of 1700 South and 1300 East will be closed.
University Hospital Acute Care Center
During construction of the Acute Care Center, 1900 East will be used for deliveries and construction traffic through fall 2019.
Craig H. Neilsen Rehabilitation Hospital
East Medical Drive will continue to be narrowed to a single lane until late fall 2019
Business Building Visitor Parking (Lot 12)
Traffic will be detoured through the Business Building visitor parking lot, before entering the roundabout. The lane closure will last until Sept. 30, 2019.
Union East (Lot 28) Project Completion
Be aware of some improvements as construction wraps up on the Union East lot.
Red Butte (Lot 75)
To improve safety, the narrow dirt road located northeast of the Red Butte Gardens leading up to the gate will be paved and become an extension of the Red Butte lot.