GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KREX) — The Grand Junction Temple for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is still under construction, but it’s making progress. Some steel beams can now be seen above the fence line. The church announced that they would build a temple in Grand Junction back in April of last year, it broke ground one year later at horizon and 12th.

In the past local church members had to travel nearly 3 hours to the next closest temple in Monticello. Crews have been hard at work for months now.  No official timeline is available, but workers told KREX when foundation work is done, passersby will see even more vertical progress

.The church’s representative for the area Paige Storheim says they’re happy to answer questions, and they even put a modular building right next to the site just to do that. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has more than a dozen congregations in Grand Junction alone and even more around the western slope.  Those churchgoers will someday attend this temple for religious ceremonies.