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UPDATED: Street Restrictions and Transit Services for ASU Homecoming and ASU vs. Washington Football Game

Street Closures and Restrictions for the Homecoming Parade:

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 closed from 7 p.m. Oct. 18 until 12:30 p.m. Oct. 19:
• University Drive will be closed in both directions between College and McAllister avenues.
• 10th Street will be closed in both directions east of Mill Avenue.
• Myrtle Avenue will be closed in both directions south of University Drive.

The following streets will be closed from 5 p.m. Oct. 18 until 2 p.m. Oct. 19:
• McAllister Avenue will be closed in both directions between Apache Boulevard and University Drive. (Note: Bus access will be maintained between Tyler Street and University Drive until 2 a.m. Oct. 19).
• Lemon Street will be closed in both directions from Rural to McAllister Avenue.

The following streets will be closed from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 19:
• University Drive will be closed in both directions between Mill Avenue and Rural Road.
• 10th Street will be closed in both directions east of Mill Avenue.
• Myrtle Avenue will be closed in both directions south of University Drive.
• Myrtle, Forest, College and McAllister Avenues will be closed in both directions at University Drive.
• McAllister Avenue will be closed in both directions between Apache Boulevard and University Drive.
• Lemon Street will be closed in both directions at McAllister Avenue.

Street Closures and Restrictions for the Homecoming Football Game ASU vs. Washington:
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 closed five hours prior to kick off until the game starts.
• Veterans Way will be closed in both directions between 6th Street and College Avenue.
• Westbound Rio Salado Parkway will be closed at McClintock Drive.

The following streets will be closed or restricted two hours prior to kick off until one hour after game ends.
• 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 until one hour after game ends.
• 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 in both directions between Forest Avenue and College Avenue.
• College Avenue will be closed in both directions between 6th Street and Veterans Way/5th Street.
• Southbound McAllister Drive will be closed between University Drive and Terrace Road.
• Eastbound SR202 off-ramp onto Scottsdale Road will be closed.
• Westbound SR202 off-ramp onto Scottsdale Road will be closed.

Transit Service Options: Avoid traffic and parking hassles by taking transit to and from the game. For games beginning at 6 p.m. or later, free Orbit service from the Tempe Transportation Center into the neighborhoods will be extended until midnight. For the October 19th 3 p.m. Homecoming game, Orbit service will end at 10 p.m. All other Tempe buses and METRO light rail run until after midnight. Visit www.valleymetro.org and use the online trip planner to get customized route and fare information. Passengers are also encouraged to park at one of the following park-and-ride locations and ride light rail for $2.00 (regular fare) each way to the games.
• Dorsey and Apache
• McClintock and Apache
• Price and Apache

The following transit detours will be in effect Oct. 18 from 4:30 pm. to the end of the service day:

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.

FLASH McAllister Northbound – Regular route north on McAllister Ave. to Apache Blvd.; east on Apache Blvd. to Rural Rd.; north on Rural Rd. to Rio Salado Pkwy.; west on Rio Salado Pkwy. to Packard Dr.; south on Packard Dr. to resume regular route.

FLASH McAllister Southbound - Regular route south on Packard Dr. to 6th St.; east on 6th St. to Rural Rd.; south on Rural Rd. to resume regular route at Apache Blvd.

The following transit detours will be in effect Oct. 18 from 6:30 pm. to the 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.

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.

The following transit detours will be in effect Oct. 19 from the start of service until 7:30 p.m. (unless otherwise noted):

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.

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; resume regular route.

62 Northbound: Regular route to Tempe Transportation Center; west on 5th St. to Mill Ave.; south on Mill Ave. to University Dr.; east on University Dr. to resume regular route at College Ave.

72 Northbound (start of service until 10:30 a.m.): 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 Rural Rd.; north on Rural Rd./Scottsdale Rd. to resume regular route at Weber Dr.

72 Northbound (10:30 a.m. until approximately 5:30 p.m.) – 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 (start of service until 10:30 a.m.): 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 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.

72 Southbound (10:30 a.m. until approximately 5:30 p.m.): Regular route south on Scottsdale Rd. to Curry Rd.; west on Curry Rd. to Mill Ave.; south on Mill Ave. to 5th St.; east 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 (start of service until 10:30 a.m.) – Regular route north on Mill Ave. to Rio Salado Pkwy.; east on Rio Salado Pkwy. to Rural Rd.; north on Rural Rd./Scottsdale Rd. to resume regular route at Weber Dr.

Orbit Earth Westbound (start of service until 10:30 a.m.) – Regular route south on Scottsdale Rd. to Weber Dr.; continue south on Scottsdale Rd./Rural Rd. to Rio Salado Pkwy.; west on Rio Salado Pkwy. to Mill Ave.; south on Mill Ave. to resume regular route.

Orbit 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.

Orbit 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.

Orbit Mercury Westbound – Regular route west Lemon St. 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.

Orbit Mercury Eastbound - 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 Lemon St.; east on Lemon St. to resume regular route.

Orbit Venus Back – Regular route 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.

Orbit Venus Forward – Regular route to Tempe Transportation Center; west on 5th St. to Mill Ave.; south on Mill Ave. to resume regular route at University Dr.

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