Event Street Closures & Restrictions

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Below is information about any special events in Tempe that cause street restrictions or bus detours. Only current events affecting a street or bus route will be posted. Click here to view all Valley Metro bus detours.

Rural Road closed between Apache and Broadway April 20

  • Date: 04/20/2019 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM

On Saturday, April 20, Rural Road will be closed  in both directions between Apache Boulevard and Broadway Road from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. in order for the Union Pacific Railroad to replace the rail across Rural Road. Access to local streets between Apache Boulevard and Broadway Road will be maintained with local traffic restricted up to the railroad crossing. Residents are encouraged to use Mill Avenue and McClintock Drive instead. Bus route 72 – Scottsdale/Rural and Orbit Mars  will be detoured. as follows:

Orbit Mars:

Northbound

  •  Regular route to Dorsey Ln./Broadway Rd.;
  •  Right (East) on Broadway Rd. to McClintock Dr.;
  •  Left (North) on McClintock Dr. to Apache Blvd.;
  •  Left (West) on Apache Blvd. to Terrace Rd.;
  •  Right (North) on Terrace Rd. to resume regular route.

      

    Southbound

     

  • Regular route to Terrace Rd./Apache Blvd.;
  • Left (East) on Apache Blvd. to McClintock Dr.;
  • Right (South) on McClintock Dr. to Broadway Rd.;
  • Right (West) on Broadway Rd. to Dorsey Ln.;
  • Left (South) on Dorsey Ln. to resume regular route.

Route 72:

 

Northbound

  • Regular route to Rural Rd./Broadway Rd.;
  • Right (East) on Broadway Rd. to McClintock Dr.;
  • Left (North) on McClintock Dr. to Apache Blvd.;
  • Left (West) on Apache Blvd. to Rural Rd.;
  • Right (North) on Rural Rd. to resume regular route.

     

    Southbound

     

  • Regular route to Rural Rd./Apache Blvd.;
  • Left (East) on Apache Blvd. to McClintock Dr.;
  • Right (South) on McClintock Dr. to Broadway Rd.;
  • Right (West) on Broadway Rd. to Rural Rd.;
  • Left (South) on Rural Rd. to resume regular route.

 

 

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Tempe, in conjunction with other valley cities, posts daily street restrictions on az511.gov

Posted street restrictions include:

  • Arterial streets affected at least 50 percent or more, like Rural Road or Southern Avenue
  • Full closures of arterial or collector streets.