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Building a Drainage System for the Burley Idaho Temple Site

A lone steel column rises from the Burley Idaho Temple site where foundation work has been underway for three and a half months. The heavy steel frame for the superstructure of the building will rise over the coming months. Work is also progressing on a drainage system for the property. Drainage ditches have been dug, and concrete drainage boxes have been delivered.
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Forming the Foundation Walls of the Burley Idaho Temple

Concrete formwork for the foundation walls of the Burley Idaho Temple has reached just above ground level. Before the footings and were poured, small rocks with written names and scripture references from Church members were placed underneath the foundation rebar. A mountain range lies several miles south of the temple, creating a beautiful backdrop for this House of the Lord.
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Member Rocks Added to the Burley Idaho Temple Foundation

Ahead of the foundation pours for the Burley Idaho Temple, rocks were distributed and collected by the family history center for use in the concrete. Members wrote their names on these rocks as a way to truly feel part of the temple. Member rocks will continue to be used in future concrete pours. A drop-off bucket is available at the family history center at 224 E 14th St for collection.
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Construction of the Burley Idaho Temple Underway

In the week and a half since ground was broken for the Burley Idaho Temple, the site has been cleared, a chain-link fence has been erected, construction trailers have been hauled on site, and heavy equipment has begun the work of building the foundation. A drill rig will bore deep shafts into the ground for the rammed aggregate piers that will transfer the weight of the building to the hard strata below.
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Community Gathers to Break Ground on the Burley Idaho Temple

Elder Brent H. Nielson of the Presidency of the Seventy presided at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Burley Idaho Temple on Saturday, June 4, 2022. Elder Nielson, who was born and raised in Burley, said, "It was just a few hundred yards from here where I learned to…love and enjoy life and the wonderful abundance that the Lord has blessed all who reside in this beautiful Magic Valley." The 38,600-square-foot temple will be constructed on a 10.1-acre site at 40 South and 150 East in Burley. "When soil is turned and seeds are sown, a bountiful harvest is always expected," said Elder Nielson in the dedicatory prayer. "As we turn this soil, we pray for an eternal harvest as a house of the Lord, a holy temple, rises out of the ground in this place."
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Burley Idaho Temple Site Cleared Ahead of Groundbreaking

The 10.1-acre site where the Burley Idaho Temple will be constructed has been cleared and leveled in preparation for the groundbreaking event scheduled for Saturday, June 4, 2022—three weeks from today. The residence that once stood on the property was demolished several weeks ago. The temple will be the seventh built in Idaho, and like the Idaho Falls Idaho Temple, will stand near the Snake River. Two other Idaho temples have been announced for North Rexburg and Montpelier.
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June Groundbreaking Announced for the Burley Idaho Temple

Construction of the Burley Idaho Temple will formally commence on Saturday, June 4, 2022. Elder Brent H. Nielson of the Quorum of the Seventy, who was born in Burley, will preside at the groundbreaking event. The site for the temple is a 10.1-acre piece of farmland located at 40 South and 150 East. The two-story building will be approximately 38,600 square feet and join six other dedicated temples in the state of Idaho.
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Rendering Released for the Burley Idaho Temple

The official exterior rendering has been released for the Burley Idaho Temple, which will be constructed on a 10.1-acre parcel of farmland at 40 South and 150 East, just west of the Snake River and Highway 81. The two-story temple will be approximately 38,600 square feet. No groundbreaking date has been announced yet.
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Farm Near Snake River Selected for the Burley Idaho Temple

A 10.1-acre piece of farmland, located just west of the Snake River and Highway 81 at 40 South and 150 East, has been announced as the site for the Burley Idaho Temple. Plans call for a two-story temple of approximately 38,600 square feet. The temple will be the seventh in the state, joining the Boise Idaho Temple, Idaho Falls Idaho Temple, Meridian Idaho Temple, Pocatello Idaho Temple, Rexburg Idaho Temple, and Twin Falls Idaho Temple.