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Oct. 20 Ironman 70.3 Street Closures and Bus Detours from Oct. 17 to 21

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Several Tempe streets will be closed or restricted Oct. 17 to 21 for the Ironman 70.3 event on Oct. 20. The following street restrictions and closures have been identified. However others could be put in place to address public safety concerns that occur during the event.

 

  • Rio Salado Parkway will be closed in both directions between Mill Avenue and Ash Avenue from 6 a.m. Oct 17 until 12 p.m. Oct. 21.
  • Rio Salado Parkway/Ash Avenue will be closed in both directions between Hardy Drive and the US Airways garage just north of 3rd Street from approximately 7 a.m. until 12 p.m. Oct. 20
  • 1st Street eastbound will be closed between Farmer Avenue and Rio Salado Parkway Oct. 20.

 

The following streets will be restricted or closed Oct. 20 from 5:30 a.m. until approximately   6 p.m.:

 

  • 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 Priest Drive 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 closed at McClintock Drive.  All westbound traffic must turn right onto northbound McClintock Drive.
  • 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 College Avenue.  All westbound traffic must turn right onto northbound College 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.
  • Southbound College Avenue will be closed from McKellips Road to Curry Road, all traffic will be detour onto eastbound McKellips Road. Local access will be provided to Marigold Lane.
  • McClintock Drive will be closed at Rio Salado Parkway.  All southbound traffic will be required to turn right onto westbound Rio Salado Parkway.
  • McClintock Drive will be restricted to one lane northbound between Rio Salado Parkway and Weber Drive.
  • McClintock Drive will be restricted to one lane northbound between University Drive and the Loop 202.
  • 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 Oct. 20 from the start of service until 6 p.m.:

 

  • PLEASE NOTE THAT DURING THE EVENT CLOSURES, ORBIT EARTH WILL NOT SERVE TEMPE TRANSPORTATION CENTER.  ADDITIONALLY, ROUTE 48 AND ORBIT EARTH WILL NOT SERVE TEMPE MARKETPLACE.
  • Route 48 Northbound – Regular route east on Rio Salado Pkwy. to 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 Tempe Transportation Center, route will terminate at Tempe Transportation Center.
  • Route 48 Southbound – Route begins at Tempe Transportation Center, Regular route west on 5th St. to 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 62 Northbound – Regular route north on Hardy 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.  Then regular route north on Smith Rd. to 5th St.; west on 5th St. to Perry Ln.; north on Perry Ln. to Rio Salado Pkwy.; east on Rio Salado Pkwy. to layover at southeast corner of Rio Salado Pkwy. and Perry Ln. (bus pullout).
  • Route 62 Southbound – Route begins at Perry Ln. & Rio Salado Pkwy.; east on Rio Salado Pkwy. to resume regular route. Then regular route west on 5th St. to Ash Ave.; south on Ash Ave. to University Dr.; west on University Dr. to Hardy Dr.; south on Hardy Dr. to resume regular route.
  • Route 72 Northbound – Regular route to Tempe Transportation Center; east on 5th St., south on College Ave. to University Dr.; west on University Dr. to Priest Dr.; north on Priest Dr./Galvin Pkwy. to McDowell Rd.; east on McDowell Rd. to Scottsdale Rd.; north on Scottsdale Rd. to resume regular route.
  • Route 72 Southbound – Regular route south on Scottsdale Rd. to McDowell Rd.; west on McDowell Rd. to 64th St.; south on 64th St./Galvin Pkwy./Priest Dr. to University Dr.; east on University Dr. to College Ave.; north on College Ave. to Tempe Transportation Center to resume regular route.
  • Route 81 Northbound – Regular route north on McClintock to University Dr.; east on University Dr. to Price Rd.; north on Price Rd.; enter Loop 101 North exiting at McKellips Rd.; west on McKellips Rd. to Hayden Rd.; north on Hayden Rd. to resume regular route.
  • Route 81 Southbound – Regular route south on Hayden Rd. to McKellips Rd.; east on McKellips Rd. to Loop 101; south on Loop 101 exiting at Rio Salado Parkway; continue south on Price Rd. to University Dr.; west on University Dr. to McClintock Dr.;  south on McClintock Dr. to resume regular route.
  • Orbit Earth Eastbound – Route begins at Curry Rd. & College Ave.; east on. Curry Rd to Scottsdale Rd.; north on Scottsdale Rd. to resume regular route at Weber Dr.;   East on Curry Rd.; North on Stadem Dr. (becomes EB Weber Dr.); South on McClintock Dr.; West on Curry Rd.; North on Miller Rd.; Layover NB Miller Rd. far side of Curry Rd.
  • Orbit Earth Westbound – Route starts on NB Miller Rd. at Curry Rd.; Regular route to Scottsdale Rd. and Weber Dr.; continue south on Scottsdale Rd. to Gilbert Dr.; west on Gilbert Dr. to College Ave.; north on College Ave. to Curry Rd. (layover on SE corner of College Ave. to Curry Rd.)

 

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

 

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