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City Of Tempe Street Closures/Bus Detours For ASU Homecoming, football game & Walk to Cure Diabetes

Downtown Tempe

Photo by Nick Bastian

Tempe, Ariz – Several downtown Tempe streets will be closed or restricted on Oct. 29 and Oct. 30 for the Walk to Cure Diabetes event, ASU Homecoming and ASU vs. Washington State football game.

The Walk to Cure Diabetes event is scheduled from 7:30 a.m. to approximately 11 a.m.
ASU Homecoming is scheduled from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
The ASU vs. Washington State Football Game is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.

The following street closures will occur Oct. 29 and Oct. 30:

  • University Drive between Veterans Way and College Avenue will be closed in both directions from 8 p.m. Oct. 29 until 6 p.m. Oct. 30
  • McAllister Avenue between Apache Boulevard and University Drive will be closed in both directions from 8 p.m. Oct. 29 until 3 p.m. Oct. 30.
  • Terrace Road and Lemon Street will be closed at McAllister Avenue from 8 p.m. Oct. 29 until 3 p.m. Oct. 30.
  • The following street closures and restrictions will occur Oct. 30:
  • University Drive between Mill Avenue and College Avenue will be closed in both directions from 2 a.m. until 3 p.m.
  • University Drive between Rural Road and College Avenue will be closed in both directions from 2 a.m. until 3 p.m.
  • Myrtle, Forest and College avenues will be closed at University Drive in both directions from 2 a.m. until 3 p.m.
  • Rio Salado Parkway will be closed in both directions between Ash Avenue and Mill Avenue from 7 a.m. to approximately 11 a.m.
  • Rural Road/Scottsdale Road will be restricted to one lane southbound between Gilbert Drive and Rio Salado Parkway from 8:45 a.m. to approximately 11 a.m.
  • College Avenue will be closed southbound between Curry Road and Gilbert Drive from 8:45 a.m. to approximately 11 a.m.
  • Gilbert Drive will be closed eastbound between College Avenue and Scottsdale Road from 8:45 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Curry Road will be closed eastbound between Mill Avenue and College Avenue from 8:45 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Lakeview Drive will be closed in both directions between Washington Street and Curry Road from 8:45 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Mill Avenue will be closed southbound between Washington Street/Curry Road and Rio Salado Parkway from 8:45 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • The eastbound Loop 202 exit ramp will be closed at Scottsdale Road from 8:45 a.m. to approximately 11 a.m.  The ramp will be opened up as soon as possible following the Walk to Cure Diabetes for ASU Football Traffic.
  • All traffic exiting Loop 202 westbound at Scottsdale Road will be required to turn right onto northbound Scottsdale Road from 8:45 a.m. to approximately 11 a.m. The ramp will be opened up as soon as possible following the Walk to Cure Diabetes event for ASU football traffic.
  • Veterans Way will be closed in both directions between 6th Street and College Avenue from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Westbound Rio Salado Parkway will be closed at McClintock Drive as needed to control back-ups on Rio Salado Pkwy from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The following streets will be closed or restricted from 2 p.m. until one hour after football game ends Oct. 30:

  • Eastbound Rio Salado Parkway will be closed between Ash and Mill avenues.
  • 5th Street will be closed in both directions between Farmer Avenue and Priest Drive. Local traffic will be permitted.
  • Ash and Maple avenues will be closed in both directions at University Drive. Local traffic will be permitted. Right turns will be permitted from southbound Ash Avenue to westbound University Drive.
  • 10th Street will be closed in both directions at Mill Avenue.  Local traffic will be permitted.
  • Motorists heading eastbound on University Drive will be required to turn southbound onto Mill Avenue.
  • Right hand turns will be prohibited from westbound University Drive to northbound Mill Avenue.
  • Left hand turns will be prohibited from southbound Mill Avenue to eastbound University Drive.
  • Left hand turns will be prohibited from Mill Avenue to 7th, 6th, 5th, 4th and 3rd streets and Rio Salado Parkway.
  • Left hand turns will not be permitted from eastbound 7th and 5th streets and Rio Salado Parkway onto Mill Avenue.

The following streets will be closed from the start of the third quarter of the football game until one hour after football game ends Oct. 30:

  • Southbound Scottsdale Road/Rural Road will be closed between Curry Road and Rio Salado Parkway.
  • Eastbound Gilbert Drive will be closed between Scottsdale Road and College Avenue.
  • Westbound Rio Salado Parkway will be closed between Karsten Golf Course and McClintock Drive.
  • Westbound University Drive will be closed between Rural Road and McClintock Drive.
  • Northbound Rural Road will be closed between Rio Salado Parkway and University Drive.
  • 5th Street, 6th Street, and 7th Street will be closed between Forest Avenue and College Avenue.
  • College Avenue will be closed between 6th Street and Veterans Way/5th Street.
  • McAllister Drive will be closed southbound between University Dr and Terrace Road.
  • Eastbound SR202 off-ramp onto Scottsdale Road will be closed.
  • Westbound SR202 off-ramp onto Scottsdale Road will be closed.

Bus detours effective Oct. 29 at 8 p.m. to end of the service day:

30 Eastbound – Regular route east on University Dr. to Mill Ave.; south on Mill Ave. to Apache Blvd.; east on Apache Blvd. to Rural Rd.; north on Rural Rd. to University Dr.; east on University Dr. to resume regular route.

30 Westbound – Regular route west on University Dr. to Rural Rd.; south on Rural Rd. to Apache Blvd.; west on Apache Blvd. to Mill Ave.; north on Mill Ave. to University Dr.; west on University Dr. to resume regular route.

62 Northbound – Regular route to Tempe Transportation Center; southeast on 5th St./Veterans Way to University Dr.; east on University Dr. to resume regular route.

62 Southbound – Regular route west on University Dr. to Veterans Way.; northwest on Veterans Way/5th St. to Tempe Transportation Center to resume regular route.

72 Northbound – Regular route north Rural Rd. to Tyler St.; continue north on Rural Rd. to University Dr.; west on University Dr. to Veterans Way; northwest on Veterans Way/5th St. to Tempe Transportation Center to resume regular route.

72 Southbound – Regular route west on University Dr. to Veterans Way; northwest on Veterans Way/5th St. to Tempe Transportation Center; southeast on 5th St/Veterans Way to University Dr.; east on University Dr. to Rural Rd.; south on Rural Rd. to resume regular route at Tyler St.

FLASH Forward – Regular route south on Packard Dr. to 6th St.; east on 6th St. to Rural Rd.; south on Rural Rd. to Apache Blvd.; west on Apache Blvd. to resume regular route at McAllister Ave.  Then regular route north on Mill Ave. to University Dr.; continue north on Mill Ave. to 5th St.; east on 5th St./Veterans Way to 6th St.; north on 6th St. to resume regular route.

Mars Southbound – From Tempe Transportation Center; southeast on 5th St/Veterans Way to University Dr.; east on University Dr. to Rural Rd.; south on Rural Rd. to resume regular route at Tyler St.

Mars Northbound – Regular route north Rural Rd. to Tyler St.; continue north on Rural Rd. to University Dr.; west on University Dr. to Veterans Way; northwest on Veterans Way/5th St. to Tempe Transportation Center.

Mercury Eastbound – From Tempe Transportation Center; southeast on 5th St/Veterans Way to University Dr.; east on University Dr. to Rural Rd.; south on Rural Rd. to resume regular route at Tyler St.

Mercury Westbound – Regular route north Rural Rd. to Tyler St.; continue north on Rural Rd. to University Dr.; west on University Dr. to Veterans Way; northwest on Veterans Way/5th St. to Tempe Transportation Center.

Bus detours effective Oct. 30 from the start of the service day to approximately 11 a.m.:

30 Eastbound – Regular route east on University Dr. to Mill Ave.; south on Mill Ave. to Apache Blvd.; east on Apache Blvd. to Rural Rd.; north on Rural Rd. to University Dr.; east on University Dr. to resume regular route.

30 Westbound – Regular route west on University Dr. to Rural Rd.; south on Rural Rd. to Apache Blvd.; west on Apache Blvd. to Mill Ave.; north on Mill Ave. to University Dr.; west on University Dr. to resume regular route.

62 Northbound – From Tempe Transportation Center; west on 5th St. to Mill Ave.; south on Mill Ave. to Apache Blvd.; east on Apache Blvd. to Rural Rd.; north on Rural Rd. to University Dr.; east on University Dr. to resume regular route.

62 Southbound – Regular route west on University Dr. to Rural Rd.; south on Rural Rd. to Apache Blvd.; west on Apache Blvd. to Mill Ave.; north on Mill Ave. to 5th St.; east on 5th St. to Tempe Transportation Center to resume regular route.

72 Northbound – Regular route north on Rural Rd. to Apache Blvd.; west on Apache Blvd. to Mill Ave.; north on Mill Ave. to 5th St.; east on 5th St. to Tempe Transportation Center; west on 5th St. to Mill Ave.; north on Mill Ave. to Rio Salado Pkwy.; east on Rio Salado Pkwy. to Scottsdale Rd.; north on Scottsdale Rd. to resume regular route.

72 Southbound – Regular route south on Scottsdale Rd. to Rio Salado Pkwy.; west on Rio Salado Pkwy. to Mill Ave.; south on Mill Ave. to 5th St.; east on 5th St. to Tempe Transportation Center; west on 5th St. to Mill Ave.; south on Mill Ave. to Apache Blvd.; east on Apache Blvd. to Rural Rd.; south on Rural Rd. to resume regular route.

Orbit Earth Eastbound:  Regular route to Mill Ave. & Rio Salado Pkwy.; east on Rio Salado Pkwy. to Rural Rd.; north on Rural Rd. to resume regular route at Weber Dr.

Orbit Earth Westbound:  Regular route south on Scottsdale Rd. to Weber Dr.; continue south on Scottsdale Rd. to Rio Salado Pkwy.; west on Rio Salado Pkwy. to Mill Ave.; south on Mill Ave. to resume regular route.

Mars Northbound – Regular route north on Terrace Rd. to Apache Blvd.; west on Apache Blvd. to Mill Ave.; north on Mill Ave. to 5th St.; east on 5th St. to Tempe Transportation Center.

Mars Southbound – From Tempe Transportation Center; west on 5th St. to Mill Ave.; south on Mill Ave. to Apache Blvd.; east on Apache Blvd. to Terrace Rd.; south on Terrace Rd. to resume regular route.

Mercury Eastbound – Regular route south on Mill Ave. to University Dr.; continue south on Mill Ave. to Apache Blvd.; east on Apache Blvd. to Rural Rd.; north on Rural Rd. to Lemon St.; east on Lemon St. to resume regular route.

Mercury Westbound – Regular route to Rural Rd. and Lemon St.; south on Rural Rd. to Apache Blvd.; west on Apache Blvd. to Mill Ave.; north on Mill Ave. to 5th St.; east on 5th St. to Tempe Transportation Center.

Venus Back – Regular north on Mill Ave. to University Dr.; continue north on Mill Ave. to 5th St.; east on 5th St. to Tempe Transportation Center to resume regular route.

Venus Forward – From Tempe Transportation Center west on 5th St. to Mill Ave.; south on Mill Ave. to 10th St.; west on 10th St. to resume regular route.

Bus detours effective Oct. 30 from 11 a.m. to approximately 6 p.m.:

30 Eastbound – Regular route east on University Dr. to Mill Ave.; south on Mill Ave. to Apache Blvd.; east on Apache Blvd. to Rural Rd.; north on Rural Rd. to University Dr.; east on University Dr. to resume regular route.

30 Westbound – Regular route west on University Dr. to Rural Rd.; south on Rural Rd. to Apache Blvd.; west on Apache Blvd. to Mill Ave.; north on Mill Ave. to University Dr.; west on University Dr. to resume regular route.

62 Northbound – From Tempe Transportation Center; west on 5th St. to Mill Ave.; south on Mill Ave. to Apache Blvd.; east on Apache Blvd. to Rural Rd.; north on Rural Rd. to University Dr.; east on University Dr. to resume regular route.

62 Southbound – Regular route west on University Dr. to Rural Rd.; south on Rural Rd. to Apache Blvd.; west on Apache Blvd. to Mill Ave.; north on Mill Ave. to 5th St.; east on 5th St. to Tempe Transportation Center to resume regular route.

72 Northbound – Regular route north on Rural Rd. to Apache Blvd.; west on Apache Blvd. to Mill Ave.; north on Mill Ave. to 5th St.; east on 5th St. to Tempe Transportation Center; west on 5th St. to Mill Ave.; north on Mill Ave. to Curry Rd.; east on Curry Rd. to Scottsdale Rd.; north on Scottsdale Rd. to resume regular route.

72 Southbound – Regular route south on Scottsdale Rd. to Curry Rd.; west on Curry Rd. to Mill Ave.; south on Mill Ave. to 5th St.; east on 5th St. to Tempe Transportation Center; west on 5th St. to Mill Ave.; south on Mill Ave. to Apache Blvd.; east on Apache Blvd. to Rural Rd.; south on Rural Rd. to resume regular route.

Mars Northbound – Regular route north on Terrace Rd. to Apache Blvd.; west on Apache Blvd. to Mill Ave.; north on Mill Ave. to 5th St.; east on 5th St. to Tempe Transportation Center.

Mars Southbound – From Tempe Transportation Center; west on 5th St. to Mill Ave.; south on Mill Ave. to Apache Blvd.; east on Apache Blvd. to Terrace Rd.; south on Terrace Rd. to resume regular route.

Mercury Eastbound – Regular route south on Mill Ave. to University Dr.; continue south on Mill Ave. to Apache Blvd.; east on Apache Blvd. to Rural Rd.; north on Rural Rd. to Lemon St.; east on Lemon St. to resume regular route.

Mercury Westbound – Regular route to Rural Rd. and Lemon St.; south on Rural Rd. to Apache Blvd.; west on Apache Blvd. to Mill Ave.; north on Mill Ave. to 5th St.; east on 5th St. to Tempe Transportation Center.

Venus Back – Regular north on Mill Ave. to University Dr.; continue north on Mill Ave. to 5th St.; east on 5th St. to Tempe Transportation Center to resume regular route.

Venus Forward – From Tempe Transportation Center west on 5th St. to Mill Ave.; south on Mill Ave. to 10th St.; west on 10th St. to resume regular route.

Bus detours effective Oct. 30 from approximately 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.:

30 Westbound – Regular route west on University Dr. to McClintock Dr.; south on McClintock Dr. to Apache Blvd.; west on Apache Blvd. to Mill Ave.; north on Mill Ave. to University Dr.; west on University Dr. to resume regular route.

30 Eastbound – Regular route east on University Dr. to Mill Ave.; south on Mill Ave. to Apache Blvd.; east on Apache Blvd. to McClintock Dr.; north on McClintock Dr. to University Dr.; east on University Dr. to resume regular route.

62 Northbound – From Tempe Transportation Center; west on 5th St. to Mill Ave.; south on Mill Ave. to Apache Blvd.; east on Apache Blvd. to McClintock Dr.; north on McClintock Dr. to resume regular route at University Dr..

62 Southbound – Regular route south on McClintock Dr. to University Dr.; continue south on McClintock Dr. to Apache Blvd.; west on Apache Blvd. to Mill Ave.; north on Mill Ave. to 5th St.; east on 5th St. to Tempe Transportation Center.

72 Northbound – Regular route north on Rural Rd. to Apache Blvd.; west on Apache Blvd. to Mill Ave.; north on Mill Ave. to 5th St.; east on 5th St. to Tempe Transportation Center; west on 5th St. to Mill Ave.; north on Mill Ave. to Curry Rd.; east on Curry Rd. to Scottsdale Rd.; north on Scottsdale Rd. to resume regular route.

72 Southbound – Regular route south on Scottsdale Rd. to Curry Rd.; west on Curry Rd. to Mill Ave.; south on Mill Ave. to 5th St.; east on 5th St. to Tempe Transportation Center; west on 5th St. to Mill Ave.; south on Mill Ave. to Apache Blvd.; east on Apache Blvd. to Rural Rd.; south on Rural Rd. to resume regular route.

Mars Northbound – Regular route north on Terrace Rd. to Apache Blvd.; west on Apache Blvd. to Mill Ave.; north on Mill Ave. to 5th St.; east on 5th St. to Tempe Transportation Center.

Mars Southbound – From Tempe Transportation Center; west on 5th St. to Mill Ave.; south on Mill Ave. to Apache Blvd.; east on Apache Blvd. to Terrace Rd.; south on Terrace Rd. to resume regular route.

Mercury Eastbound – Regular route south on Mill Ave. to University Dr.; continue south on Mill Ave. to Apache Blvd.; east on Apache Blvd. to Rural Rd.; north on Rural Rd. to Lemon St.; east on Lemon St. to resume regular route.

Mercury Westbound – Regular route to Rural Rd. and Lemon St.; south on Rural Rd. to Apache Blvd.; west on Apache Blvd. to Mill Ave.; north on Mill Ave. to 5th St.; east on 5th St. to Tempe Transportation Center.

Venus Back – Regular north on Mill Ave. to University Dr.; continue north on Mill Ave. to 5th St.; east on 5th St. to Tempe Transportation Center to resume regular route.

Venus Forward – From Tempe Transportation Center west on 5th St. to Mill Ave.; south on Mill Ave. to 10th St.; west on 10th St. to resume regular route.

Expanded Orbit Service:
People who live along any of the free Orbit neighborhood circulator routes are encouraged to take the bus to the game. For evening games, Orbit service from Tempe Transportation Center to the neighborhoods will be extended until one hour after the game ends. Residents who do not live along an Orbit route are encouraged to park at the Tempe Library Complex (3500 S. Rural Road) located at the southwest corner of Southern Avenue and Rural Road and take Orbit Jupiter to the game.

For more information call (480) 350-2775

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