Construction & Commuter Updates


Bridge Parking Spaces

Bridge delivery

–  Layton Construction will be delivering large bridges. They will be blockading the areas shown in yellow on Friday, April 15th, at 5pm through Sunday, April 17th at noon.

–  The Salt Lake City Marathon is coming to campus on Saturday, April 16. Wasatch Drive will be closed by University Police Department starting at 1 a.m. Saturday, April 16.  The road should be reopened by 8 a.m.  Eccles Broadcast Center employees needing to access the building during this closure should enter from Mario Capecchi at the south end of Wasatch Drive, where with your employee badge UPD will allow you access to park near the building.

Hospital employees should expect intermittent closures of 100 South between 6-8 a.m.  Mario Capecchi will remain open as a viable and encouraged alternative.  Any ambulance traffic should seek alternative access to the hospital.

There is some amplified sound that will occur early in the morning.

Marathon participants have been encouraged to take TRAX to the start line and extra trains will be running.  Some VIP and bike tour parking will occur on campus in nearby lots.


Marathon route


–   Temporary evening road closure, eastbound on South Campus Drive in the area immediately north of the Rice-Eccels Stadium. The area of South Campus Drive, noted in red on the image to the right, will be closed overnight from April 4 through June 1. The closures will begin at 10 p.m. and the road will re-open each morning at 6 a.m. The closure is a result of sound system and additional improvements at the stadium.

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–   Reparation to the main water break and the surrounding cement is taking place through April 11, 2016, at the crossing intersection between the Sage Point dorms.

–   Renovation is being done on the east side of the Field House and is expected to be complete by June 2016.

–   The upgrade for the Rice-Eccles Stadium video board is underway. The majority of the work is occurring inside the stadium area. A few stalls in the stadium lot, Lot 1, are blocked off as part of the staging area for construction. Also, the sidewalk just east of the stadium will be closed from March 14-June 1. The full project is expected to be completed in June 2016.

–   A portion of lot 87 will be closed to install temporary office buildings and is expected to be completed before commencement 2016. See map below.


–   Construction and renovation of the George Thomas Building, as it becomes the Crocker Science Center, has begun. The sidewalk to the north of the building is blocked off, pedestrians will be routed into a protected area outside of the fence. This project is expected to be complete in the summer of 2017.

–    Electrical infrastructure-related work is taking place all over campus. This is an ongoing project and is expected to be completed by December 2016.

–    Construction on three stairways in Lot 50 (hospital terrace) began Jan. 25 and is anticipated to be complete before fall 2016.

–    Construction has begun on a new parking garage directly east of the medical towers. The garage is expected to be complete in winter of 2016. Click here for information regarding permit changes and replacement parking for “A” and “U” permit holders.


See the construction impact map below.