Temple Square Main Street Plaza to close until 2023

Mar 29, 2022, 10:53 AM | Updated: 5:58 pm
(The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)...
(The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
(The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)

SALT LAKE CITY — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the closure of the Main Street Plaza connecting North Temple and South Temple for the ongoing renovation on Temple Square.

According to a release, the plaza will be closing on April 11, 2022 and will remain closed until Fall 2023 for “additional renovation and landscaping.

(The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)

The release stated crews would complete the following:

  • Inspect and repair the plaza deck
  • Update the waterproofing system
  • Refurbish the north and south entry fountains
  • Install a larger reflecting pool in the center
  • Refresh the landscape design to better integrate the Main Street Plaza with the Church Office Building plaza and the Salt Lake Temple grounds

Here is a rendering of the completed Temple Square project.

One of the latest renderings of the renovation underway on Temple Square and the Main Street Plaza, Salt Lake City, Utah, March 2022.

The area where the North Visitors’ Center once stood is refilled with soil to build up a level surface and prepare for the construction of additional restrooms for guests of the Tabernacle and Assembly Hall, Salt Lake City, Utah, March 2022.

Where the former North Visitors’ Center stood,  additional restrooms will be built to support large events at the Tabernacle and Assembly Hall along with the drilling of a new water well.

A crew member installs snow melt conduit on the Church Office Building plaza before the final layer of the concrete walkway is poured on top, Salt Lake City, Utah, March 2022.


On the Church Office Building plaza, snow melt conduits are being placed underneath where walkways will be poured with concrete.

An additional concrete pour was completed in March to finish the bottom floor of the North Temple addition. According to the release, “This new footing is 42 inches (1 meter) thick and heavily reinforced with steel. The construction of shear walls and columns to support upper floors has also begun.”

Crews prepare for the next stage of construction after a concrete pour completes the bottom floor of the North Temple addition to the Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah, March 2022.

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Temple Square Main Street Plaza to close until 2023