Deseret News Marathon Road Closure on July 23

Deseret News Marathon Road Closure on July 23

The Deseret News 10K Marathon will begin at the Research Park on 500 South Wakara Way on July 23, 2021. As a result, 1300 East, 500 South and Sunnyside Avenue will be temporarily closed beginning 5:30 AM. Traffic is allowed to cross over the marathon route when possible.


The road closures will not impact the Campus Shuttle service, which will only operate the JCC and weekend routes on July 23, Pioneer Day Observation.


The map below illustrates the road closures that will occur throughout the duration of the marathon.

UDOT Needs Your Input

UDOT Needs Your Input

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) is seeking public input on an active transportation planning effort from July 14 to August 28 to identify areas where non-motorized transportation paths, including biking lanes, trails, multi-use paths, crosswalks, and sidewalks are needed on state roads.

How can I provide feedback?

UDOT is currently seeking public input to identify walking and biking needs and to inform the design of safe routes in Utah communities. Your feedback is vital to ensure the Active Transportation Project represents our shared vision for Utah. Visit to provide feedback in the following ways:

  1.  Take a 30-second survey
  2. Fill out a comment form
  3. Identify active transportation needs on a map

You can also participate by contacting a project representative directly by calling 385-360-1900 or emailing


What is Active Transportation?

Active transportation is human-powered transportation like walking, biking, using a wheelchair or hand cycling. UDOT plans and implements active transportation facilities on state roads to help provide access for those walking and biking.

What are the types of active transportation facilities?

  • Crosswalks and other road crossings
  • Multiuse trails
  • On-street bike lanes
  • School routes
  • Continuous and connecting sidewalks
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessible design
  • Access to transit


Why do we need better walking and biking facilities?

For many people who are unable to drive, choose not to drive, or don’t have regular access to a vehicle, active transportation facilities are vital networks for accessing jobs, school and other services.

Garth Brooks Stadium Tour Concert: Transportation Impacts

Garth Brooks Stadium Tour Concert: Transportation Impacts

The Rice-Eccles Stadium will host the Garth Brooks Stadium Tour on Saturday, July 17. As thousands of fans head over to Utah's first major concert in 2021, expect traffic delays, road closures and limited parking. Guests attending this sold-out concert should prepare for the following transportation impacts:



One westbound lane on 500 South will be closed from July 12 – 19. In addition, on the day of the concert, two road closures will take place as guests egress. This closure will last for a maximum of one hour after the concert ends.

  • 500 South will be closed between Guardsman Way to 1300 East.
  • On 500 South, the southbound left-turn lanes heading westbound towards 1300 East and 1100 East will be closed.

These road impacts will not affect pedestrians or cyclists.



In preparation for the concert, the south section of the Stadium Lot (Lot 1) will be closed beginning July 12. This area of the lot will reopen on July 20.

On the concert day, guests may pay a $20 fee to park in the lots closest to the stadium. In addition, general parking is available in the various lots on campus. The Stadium Lot is reserved for VIP parking. See the map below for more details.


Did you know your Garth Brooks concert ticket also serves as your pass to ride TRAX for free? Guests can easily avoid the stress of traffic, parking and road closures by riding UTA TRAX to the stadium. A Red Line station is located directly across the Stadium Lot. Visit to learn more about UTA TRAX routes and schedules.


Visit the Rice-Eccles Stadium website for more information about the Garth Brooks Stadium Tour concert, including the no bag policy, prohibited items and more.

Fall 2021 Semester Permits Now Available

Fall 2021 Semester Permits Now Available

Anyone who intends to park a vehicle on campus daily or regularly should consider purchasing a parking permit. Fall 2021 semester permits are now available to purchase and are valid until January 7, 2022.


Students who park a vehicle on campus daily or regularly should purchase a parking permit. Visit our Permits page and click on 'Student' to purchase a permit that fits your parking needs. Residential students registered in a University Housing program are eligible for the HU, HCU and SHU parking permits. 


Parking permits for full-time employees enrolled in payroll deduction will automatically renew on July 1, 2021. Visit our Permits page and click on 'Staff & Faculty' to view the FY21 cost per pay period and other details. Alternatively, employees may purchase a (non-renewable) semester parking permit through the Parking Portal instead of enrolling in payroll deduction. 


Commuter Services also offers several short-term parking options, including kiosk parking, PayByPhone, Day Passes and more. These parking alternatives are exceptionally convenient for telecommuters and those visiting campus occasionally rather than daily. Visit our Short-Term Parking page to learn more. 


Understanding your parking options is one of the best ways to enhance your commute to campus. Our Information Center is here to answer any questions about parking and other transportation options. Call (801) 581-6451 Monday through Friday from 8 AM-4 PM.