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Street Closures and Bus Detours for Tempe International Triathlon
The Tempe International Triathlon will occur May 19. The best way to get to the event is by way of Priest Drive, Rural Road, or Loop 101 to University Drive. From University Drive, there is access to parking in the downtown. To find the best parking and access options for any individual business on Mill Avenue, please call the business. To get around the event, use Priest Drive or Rural Road for north/south access across Rio Salado Parkway. There will be no north/south access across Rio Salado Parkway using Mill Avenue. East/West traffic should avoid using Rio Salado Parkway or Curry Road/Washington Street, use University Drive or McDowell Rd as alternate.

The following streets will be restricted or closed May 19 from 5 a.m. until approximately 1 p.m.
• Ash Avenue will be closed northbound 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 Rural Road. Note all northbound traffic at intersecting streets 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 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.
• Mill Avenue will be closed southbound between Washington Street/Curry Road and 2nd Street.
• Mill Avenue will be closed northbound between Rio Salado Parkway and Rolling Hills Golf Course. All northbound traffic must turn right onto eastbound Rio Salado Parkway.
• Curry Road will be closed westbound at College Avenue. All westbound traffic must turn right onto northbound College Avenue or left onto southbound College Avenue.
• Southbound College Avenue will be closed between McKellips Road and Curry Road.
• Hardy Drive will be closed northbound between 1st Street and Rio Salado Parkway. Access to the Tempe Center for the Arts will be granted on a limited basis.
• 1st Street will be closed westbound at Hardy Drive. Local access will be provided.
• Northbound Priest Drive will be restricted to one lane between Rio Salado Parkway and Washington Street.
• Washington Street will be closed eastbound 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.
• Center Parkway will be closed southbound 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.

The following bus routes will be detoured from the start of service until 2 p.m. May 19.


48 Northbound – Regular route east on Rio Salado Pkwy. to Priest Dr.; south on Priest Dr. to University Dr.; east on University Dr. to Mill Ave.; north on Mill Ave. to 5th St.; east on 5th St. to Tempe Transportation Center.

48 Southbound – Regular route west on 5th St. to Mill Ave.; south on Mill 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.

Orbit Earth Eastbound: From Tempe Transportation Center; east on 5th St./Veterans Way to University Dr.; east on University Dr. to Rural Rd./Scottsdale Rd. to resume regular route at Weber Dr.