Construction & Commuter Updates


  • The South Medical Garage (Lot 64 garage) will have no lights on Dec. 8 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Various sidewalk closures and temporary road closures will occur on Student Life Way due to the storm water retention drainage project above the HPER Mall through the first week of December. Pedestrian sidewalks south of the Life Center remain open as well as vehicle access east of Lassonde to the parking lot North of McCarthey Track and Field. Expect impacts to vehicular and pedestrian traffic on Student Life Way, immediately northeast of the Student Life Center, through the first week of December. This project moves a minor storm water drain line from one side of Student Life Way to the other. At least one accessible pedestrian path will remain open at all times. Traffic speeds should not exceed 15 mph in the construction zone.


  • Minor disruptions continue to occur between Central Parking Garage and the Sorenson Arts and Science complex for a road grade issue. Work will be completed by the start of Spring Semester 2018.
  • Work continues on the deck at the Student Services Building. Fencing and covered walkways will continue to appear in the surrounding areas. The completion date has been pushed back to mid-December.

  • The Alumni House is still under renovation. Expect noise and dust disturbance impacting some pedestrian paths. The completion date has been changed to spring 2018.
  • Through February 2018, the stairway on the south side of the Marriott Library will be closed as work to connect the high temperature water infrastructure line continues to move through campus. The drop-off circle on the south west corner of the library will also be closed to through traffic. Drop-offs and pick-ups from this area should use the pay lot to the west of the library. An accessible pathway will remain open as noted by the blue arrows on the image below.
  • Asphalt repair is occurring in the parking lot surrounding Warnock to Hedco. Area northeast of the Student Services building will be closed to public access due to high temperate water line replacement as well as the North lot of the Union due to construction projects. Expect temporary and intermittent sidewalk closures throughout the duration of  the project, which is expected to be completed by December 2017.
  • One of the many new and exciting features of the new Gardner Building is the integration of a geothermal heating and cooling system. Work to develop the system will begin in an area to the east of the Sill Center. Some fencing and work will stretch from between the Sill Center and Tanner Humanities moving toward the Gardner construction site. This work began on Aug. 14 and will conclude at the end of fall semester.
  • The majority of the visitor pay lot between the Student Services Building and Browning Building is closed. The sidewalk on the north side of Tanner Plaza, near the Student Service Building is closed. The northeast corner entrance to the Student Services Building is also closed and will remain closed through the end of the year as the high temperature infrastructure moves through the area.
  • The U was able to add increased UTA service between Summit County and Salt Lake City on the PC-SLC Connect.
    Find the schedule here.
  • The entrances and exits on the south side of the West Parking Garage will be closed as the access roads to the garage are widened; all traffic in and out of the garage will have to access the building at the top floor entryway near the hospital loading dock at the north end of 1900 East. Effective mid-May, the top entrance of the garage (at the north end of 1900 East) will be closed for approximately two years and the south entrances will reopen.
  • Installation of IT lines are underway around the Health Sciences Campus and will be blocking off certain parking areas throughout the next few months. No more than 25 parking stalls will be closed at a time.
  • Surrounding areas of the Social & Behavioral Science building will be fenced off for a seismic upgrade periodically throughout the duration of the project. This area will reopen June 2018.
  • As a result of construction of the new Ambulatory Care Center, the parking garage to the east of Moran will have limited access. Ramp widening is underway on the west terrace.
    Vehicular access to the west terrace from the two south ramps will remain open until this time.
  • The construction of the Executive Education Building between Sorenson Arts & Education and the Business Building (SFEBB) is underway. Construction to complete in the summer of 2018 and will be ready for fall semester.
  • 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.
  • Renovations at the Crocker Science Center on President’s Circle continue to progress. The center will be open in December 2017.

See the construction impact map below.