What You Need to Know Before the Salt Lake Temple Closes in December

by | Nov. 21, 2019

Mormon Life

Earlier this year, President Russell M. Nelson announced that the Salt Lake Temple will close on December 29 and will remain closed for four years.

“We promise that you will love the results,” said President Nelson about the plans for the Salt Lake Temple renovations. “They will emphasize and highlight the life, ministry, and mission of Jesus Christ in His desire to bless every nation, kindred, tongue, and people.”

What will happen?

When the Church announced the renovations, it explained a number of changes and upgrades that would be made:

  • The temple upgrades will help the structure withstand an earthquake. 
  • There will also be a new tunnel added underneath North Temple Street. The tunnel gives access to the temple from the Conference Center parking area.
  • The South Visitors’ Center will be removed from Temple Square and replaced.

Story by Herb Scribner, Deseret News; Lead image by  Steve Griffin, Deseret News

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