Renovation On Salt Lake Temple Now Expected To Be Complete In 2026
Patrons and visitors looking to visit and attend the Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints will have to wait a little longer. In a news release from Church officials, the date of completion has been pushed back now to 2026. Renovation is continuing at a “deliberate pace.” Working with historic structures does bring, however, unexpected challenges.
A new milestone was reached with the seismic upgrade for the temple on March 7, 2023. Crews poured concrete for the footing of the first base isolator underneath the temple, an important step for the base isolation system. The installation of the first base isolator is anticipated in April.
A working concrete slab now surrounds the entire perimeter of the temple to provide a clean and level surface for crews. Iron workers will use this surface to assemble reinforced steel cages, which will eventually be encased in concrete to become new footings along the existing foundations of the temple both inside and outside. Once completed, base isolators will rest on this new foundation.
Updates on the construction and renovation will be issued on a periodic basis. The Church will share a final completion date, along with information on the open house for the temple will be announced as soon as feasible.