Construction & Commuter Updates


  • High school basketball will be on campus Monday, Feb. 27 and Tuesday, Feb 28. Parking will be impacted in areas around the Huntsman Center starting at 2 p.m.
  • Renovations have begun on the field house racquetball courts. The southwest side of the building is closed off and being used to store project materials. It will remain fenced off until March of 2017.
  • The southeast side of the Social and Behavioral Science building will be fenced off for the contractor to use for the storage of materials. The area will reopen at the end of the semester.


  • East Medical Drive will be closed from Feb. 9 through March 6. The Red, Blue and Black routes will be detoured due to construction on East Medical Drive. All routes will detour to Mario Capecchi Drive.East Medical Drive bus stops 53, 60, 66 and 67 will be closed for all routes.  South Medical Drive bus stops 53, 57, 55, 72 and 75 will be closed for the red and blue. The black route will stop on South Medical Drive bus stops 56 and 72.See map to the right. If you have any questions, please contact Commuter Services at 801-581-4189.
  • A gas line needs to be repaired that will close the sidewalk along the west side of Eyring Chemistry. The sidewalk, noted in yellow, will be closed from Feb. 8-22. There will be intermittent closures closer to the areas circled in blue throughout these dates, though efforts will be made to keep these areas open as much as possible. The pathway highlighted in red denotes the alternate route for pedestrian travel.

  • Preparation for the demolition of Milton Bennion Hall is underway. We’d love to hear any stories or memories you’ve got. Please follow this link to the Facilities Facebook page to share.
  • The Marriott Library HVAC control is being upgraded. A portion of the parking lot will be fenced off for contractor to park their trucks and store materials. This project is continuing into the summer of 2017.
  • Work to prepare Milton Bennion Hall for demolition is underway. MBH is currently fenced off and interior preparation work is in progress. Exterior walls will begin to come down in February.
  • Work is being done on the chiller line between the Fletcher and South physics buildings. ADA access will be provided but there will be no access to the construction area. This is expected to be completed in spring 2017.
  • Work is underway on the high temperature water infrastructure upgrade that will be a disruptive, though rather contained, effort beginning in between the Union and the Student Services Building. There is also work occurring along the Gardner, formerly OSH site, and a new section of trench north of BUC and the Business School. Pipe arrived on Jan. 10, and work to complete the first phase of this project between the Student Services Building and the Union is underway. The fence in that area will start to come down in early February 2017. Sidewalks will be intermittently closed, at all times at least one sidewalk, often multiple sidewalks, will remain open for pedestrian access. See map below.
  • The area shown on the map below is closed. The closure is for the expansion of the VA parking garage and will remain closed until August 2017.


  • The fence at OSH will expand to the shape it will take for the duration of this school year. An accessible temporary sidewalk will go in between OSH and LNCO on the south west side of Central Campus Drive. See map to the right.
  • Construction of the Carolyn and Kem Gardner Building is underway at the former site of OSH. This project will continue through the summer of 2018.
  • The Alumni House is under renovation. Expect noise and dust disturbance impacting some pedestrian paths. Expected to be complete August 2017.
  • The Huntsman Cancer Institute is under renovation to add additional facilities and research spaces. The project is scheduled for completion in April 2017.
  • Shoreline Ridge Parking Garage is nearing completion and is expected to be completed by spring semester.
  • Renovations at the Crocker Science Center on President’s Circle continue to progress. The center will be open in the fall of 2017.
  • Construction of the Ski Team Building is underway on the north west corner of the McCarthy Track and Field. This building will be open in late summer 2017.

See the construction impact map below.