Workers will begin construction May 3 on the new Utah Regional Correctional Facility in Gunnison.

Gov. Norm Bangerter, along with several state and local officials, will be on hand for the groundbreaking ceremony at 3 p.m. at the construction site north of Gunnison at the intersection of U-89 and U-28.The first phase of the project is scheduled for completion in March 1990. The facility will house 633 prisoners initially and 2,000 when completed in 1994.