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News Archives

Following is a collection of news items that have appeared on the News page for the Jordan River Utah Temple. To share your latest news for the temple, please send an e-mail.

News Archives

September 1, 2016

Jordan River Utah Temple Stained Glass
Renovation continues on the Church's 20th operating temple in South Jordan. Workers are focused on restoration of the stained glass. The nearby Draper Utah Temple begins its partial closure today as condensation issues are addressed.

August 6, 2016

Jordan River Temple Scaffolding
Scaffolding has gone up over the windows of the Jordan River Utah Temple as renovation proceeds. Construction is expected to continue for another year or so.

June 5, 2016

Jordan River Utah Temple Spire Lights Extinguished
It is an odd sight for residents of South Salt Lake Valley to see the familiar nighttime lighting of the Jordan River Utah Temple spire turned off as renovation activities proceed on the 35-year-old building. Patrons are attending other temples in the valley during the two-year closure.

February 25, 2016

Jordan River Gates
The southeast gate at the Jordan River Utah Temple has now closed to the public. The Distribution Center remains open but must be accessed via the west gate off Redwood.

February 14, 2016

Jordan River Utah Temple Closed for Renovation
The Jordan River Utah Temple has now closed for renovation, which will continue into the latter part of next year. The project includes seismic upgrades and remodeling of the Celestial Room, bride's room, initiatory areas, and baptistry.

January 31, 2016

Jordan River Utah Temple Preparing to Close for Renovation in Two Weeks
Construction trailers from Westland Construction are already arriving at the Jordan River Utah Temple, which is scheduled to close for an extensive renovation of the interior in two weeks. The temple was dedicated 35 years ago in 1981. During the renovation, the temple will be upgraded, reinforced, and beautified—following the conventions of newly constructed temples including the addition of a separate entrance for the baptistry.

August 7, 2015

Jordan River Utah Temple to Undergo Renovation
The First Presidency has announced the closure of the Jordan River Utah Temple in the Salt Lake Valley. The temple will be closed from February 15, 2016 through the latter part of 2017 to undergo extensive renovation. Following the renovation, the temple will be rededicated.

"I want to see the temple built in a manner that it will endure through the Millennium. This is not the only temple we shall build; there will be hundreds of them built and dedicated to the Lord."
—Brigham Young

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