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Street closures and bus detours for the Nathan’s Triathlon

Several Tempe streets will be closed or restricted Sept. 22 for the Nathan’s Triathlon. The following street restrictions and closures have been identified. However others could be put in place to address public safety concerns that arise during the event. The information provided by the City of Tempe is for public information purposes only. All restrictions/closures are based on preliminary assessments and can be increased or decreased in scope without notice.

The following streets will be restricted or closed Sept. 22 from 5 a.m. until approximately noon.

• Northbound Ash Avenue will be closed between the US Airways garage just north of 3rd Street and Rio Salado Parkway.
• Eastbound Rio Salado Parkway will be restricted to one lane between Priest Drive and Ash Avenue.
• Eastbound Rio Salado Parkway will be closed between Ash Avenue and Mill Avenue.
• Eastbound Rio Salado Parkway will be restricted to one lane between Mill Avenue and McClintock Drive. All northbound traffic at intersecting streets (including Rural Road) and driveways will be required to turn right (east). No lefts or through movements will be permitted along this stretch of Rio Salado Parkway.
• Westbound Rio Salado Parkway will be restricted to one lane between McClintock Drive and Rural Road.
• Westbound Rio Salado Parkway will be closed at Rural Road. All westbound traffic must turn right onto northbound Rural Road.
• Westbound Rio Salado Parkway will be restricted to one lane between Rural Road and Mill Avenue.
• Westbound Rio Salado Parkway will be closed at Mill Avenue. All westbound traffic must turn right onto northbound Mill Avenue.
• Westbound Rio Salado Parkway will be closed between Mill Avenue and Priest Drive.
• Southbound Mill Avenue will be restricted to one lane between Rolling Hills Golf Course and Washington Street/Curry Road. All southbound traffic must turn right onto westbound Washington Street.
• Southbound Mill Avenue will be closed between Washington Street/Curry Road and 2nd Street.
• Northbound Mill Avenue will be closed at Rio Salado Parkway. All northbound traffic must turn right onto eastbound Rio Salado Parkway.
• Westbound Curry Road will be closed at Mill Avenue. All westbound traffic must turn right onto northbound Mill Avenue.
• Southbound Scottsdale Road will be closed at the SR202L. Local access will be provided to area businesses and residents south of the SR202L. All southbound traffic will be required to turn right onto westbound Rio Salado Parkway.
• Northbound Rural Road will be closed at Rio Salado Parkway. All northbound traffic will be required to turn right onto eastbound Rio Salado Parkway.
• Northbound Hardy Drive will be closed between 1st Street and Rio Salado Parkway. Access to the Tempe Center for the Arts will be granted on a limited basis.
• Westbound 1st Street will be closed at Hardy Drive. Local access will be provided.
• Northbound Priest Drive will be restricted to one lane between Rio Salado Parkway and Washington Street.
• Eastbound Washington Street will be closed between Priest Drive and Mill Avenue. All eastbound traffic will be required to turn north or south onto Priest Drive. Access to “The Lofts” apartment complex will be granted on a limited basis and will only be accessible by U-turn from westbound Washington Street to eastbound Washington Street at Center Parkway.
• Southbound Center Parkway will be closed between Washington Street and westbound SR202L exit-ramp.
• All traffic exiting the SR202L eastbound at Priest Drive will be required to turn south onto Priest Drive.
• All traffic exiting the SR202L westbound at Center Parkway/Priest Drive will be required to turn northbound onto Center Parkway and then detoured onto westbound Washington Street.
• There will be no access to the SR202L eastbound on-ramp from Priest Drive or from Center Parkway.
• All traffic exiting the eastbound SR202L at Scottsdale Road will be required to turn northbound onto Scottsdale Road. Local access will be provided to area businesses and residents south of the SR202L.
• All traffic exiting the westbound SR202L at Scottsdale Road will be required to turn northbound onto Scottsdale Road. Local access will be provided to area businesses and residents south of the SR202L.

The following bus detours will be in effect on Sept. 22 from the start of service until approximately noon.

• Route 48 Northbound: Regular route to Rio Salado Pkwy. & Priest Dr.; south on Priest Dr. to University Dr.; east on University Dr. to Ash Ave.; north on Ash Ave. to 5th St.; east on 5th St. to resume regular route.

• Route 48 Southbound: Regular route to 5th St. & Ash Ave.; south on Ash Ave. to University Dr.; west on University Dr. to Priest Dr.; north on Priest Dr. to Rio Salado Pkwy.; west on Rio Salado Pkwy. to resume regular route.

• Route 72 Northbound: Regular route to University Dr. & Rural Rd.; continue east on University Dr. to McClintock Dr.; north on McClintock Dr. to Curry Rd.; west on Curry Rd. to Scottsdale Rd.; north on Scottsdale Rd. to resume regular route.

• Route 72 Southbound: Regular route to Scottsdale Rd. and Curry Rd.; east on Curry Rd. to McClintock Dr.; south on McClintock Dr. to University Dr.; west on University Dr. to Rural Rd.; continue west on University Dr. to resume regular route.

PLEASE NOTE THAT DURING THE EVENT CLOSURES, ORBIT EARTH WILL NOT SERVICE TEMPE TRANSPORTATION CENTER. PLEASE USE ROUTE 72 TO TRAVEL BETWEEN TEMPE TRANSPORTATION CENTER AND NORTH TEMPE. TRANSFERS BETWEEN ROUTE 72 AND ORBIT EARTH CAN BE MADE AT SCOTTSDALE RD. AND MCKELLIPS RD.

• Orbit Earth Eastbound: From Weber Dr. at College Ave.; resume regular eastbound route. Note: Orbit Earth will not serve downtown Tempe during this event. Please board Route 72 at Tempe Transportation Center and transfer to Orbit Earth at Scottsdale Rd. & McKellips Rd.

• Orbit Earth Westbound: Regular route south on Scottsdale Rd. to Weber Dr.; continue south on Scottsdale Rd. to Curry Rd.; west on Curry Rd. to College Ave.; north on College Ave. to Weber Dr.; east on Weber Dr. to layover. Note: Orbit Earth will not serve downtown Tempe during this event. Please transfer to Route 72 at Scottsdale Rd. & McKellips Rd. to access downtown Tempe.

To find the best parking and access options for any individual business on Mill Avenue, please call the business.