Bus detours and street closures for Esprit De She event
The Esprit De She will occur May 5. The best way to get to the event is by way of Priest Drive to University Drive 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. The following street restrictions and closures have been identified; however others could be put in place to address issues/concerns that arise during the event. To get around the event, use Priest Drive or Loop 101 for north/south access across Rio Salado Parkway. There will be no north/south access across Rio Salado Parkway using Mill Avenue, Priest Drive, and Washington/Curry Drive. East/West traffic should avoid using Rio Salado Parkway, use University Drive or McDowell Rd as alternate.
The following restrictions and closures will occur from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 5.
• 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 closed between Ash Avenue and Packard Drive.
• Rio Salado Parkway will be closed in both directions between Mill Avenue and Hardy Drive. All traffic will be forced to turn right onto northbound Mill Avenue. Access Tempe Center for the Arts off of Hardy Drive intersection.
• Southbound Mill Avenue will be closed between Washington Street/Curry Road and 2nd Street.
• Northbound Mill Avenue will be closed between 3rd Street and Rio Salado Parkway. Access to Monti’s will be maintained.
• Westbound Rio Salado Parkway will be closed between Mill Avenue and Priest Drive.
The following bus detours will be in effect May 5 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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.
Orbit Earth Westbound: Regular route south on Scottsdale Rd. to Weber Dr.; continue south on Scottsdale Rd. to University Dr.; west on University Dr. to Veterans Way; northwest on Veterans Way/5th St. to Tempe Transportation Center.