ASU homecoming festivities mean major street closures

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by Gina Maravilla

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azfamily.com

Posted on October 27, 2011 at 11:22 AM

Updated Thursday, Oct 27 at 11:27 AM

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Sun Devils from all over will return to Tempe this weekend for Arizona State University's homecoming festivities. That means a lot of street closures for both the parade and the game. Make a note of the following restrictions from the city of Tempe:

The following streets will be closed from 8 p.m. Oct. 28 until 5 p.m. Oct. 29:
• University Drive will be closed in both directions between College Avenue and McAllister Avenue.
• 10th Street will be closed east of Mill Avenue.
• Myrtle Avenue will be closed south of University Drive.

The following streets will be closed from 8 p.m. Oct. 28 until 2 p.m. Oct. 29:
• 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. 29).
• Lemon Street will be closed at McAllister Avenue.

The following streets will be closed from 2 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 29:
• University Drive will be closed in both directions between Mill Avenue and McAllister Avenue.
• 10th Street will be closed east of Mill Avenue.
• Myrtle Avenue will be closed south of University Drive.
• Myrtle, Forest, College and McAllister Avenues will be closed at University Drive.
• McAllister Avenue will be closed in both directions between Apache Boulevard and University Drive.
• Lemon Street will be closed at McAllister Avenue.

The following streets will be closed two hours prior to kick off  at 1:30 p.m. until the game starts at 3:30 p.m.:
• 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  at 1:30 p.m. 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 between Forest Avenue and College Avenue.
• College Avenue will be closed 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.
 

Expanded Orbit Service:
People who live along any of the free Orbit neighborhood circulator routes are encouraged to take the bus to the game. For evening games, Orbit service from Sun Devil Stadium to the neighborhoods will be extended until one hour after the game ends.

Light Rail Park-and-Ride:
Residents are also encouraged to park at one of the following park-and-ride locations and ride light rail for $1.75 (regular fare) each way to the festivities.
• Dorsey and Apache
• McClintock and Apache
• Price and Apache

Bus Detours:

The following detours will be in effect from 8 p.m. Oct. 28 until 2 a.m. Oct. 29:

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.

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 Dr.  Then regular route east on University Dr. to College Ave.; north on College 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 6th St.; west on 6th St. 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.
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.
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.
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 detours will be in effect from 2 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 29:

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; west on 5th St. to Mill Ave.; south on Mill Ave. to Apache Blvd.; east on Apache Blvd. to McClintock Dr.; north on McClintock Dr. to resume regular route at University Dr.

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 to resume regular route.

72 Northbound - Regular route north Rural Rd. to Tyler St.; continue north on Rural Rd. to resume regular route at University Dr.

72 Southbound - Regular route south on Rural Rd. to University Dr.; continue south on Rural Rd. to resume regular route at Tyler St.

Mars Northbound - Regular route west on 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.
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 Rural Rd.; north on Rural Rd. to Lemon St.; east on Lemon St. to resume regular route.
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.
Mercury Westbound - Regular route west on 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.
Venus Back – Regular route north on Mill Ave. to University Dr.; continue north on Mill Ave. to 5th St.; east on 5th St. to resume regular route at Tempe Transportation Center.
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.

The following detours will be in effect from 2 p.m. to 1 hour after the game ends on Oct.29:

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.; resume regular route.

62 Southbound – Regular route west on University Dr. to College Ave.; continue west on University Dr. to Mill Ave.; north on Mill Ave. to 5th St.; east on 5th St. to Tempe Transportation Center; loop through Tempe Transportation Center to approach Route 62 South bus bay; resume regular route.

72 Northbound – 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: 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 the east entrance of the Tempe Transportation Center.

Orbit Mars Northbound - Regular route west on University Dr. to College Ave.; west on University Dr. to Forest Ave.; north on Forest Ave. to 5th St.; loop through Tempe Transportation Center to Mars bus bay.

Orbit Mercury Westbound – Regular route west on University Dr. to College Ave.; west on University Dr. to Forest Ave.; north on Forest Ave. to 5th St.; loop through Tempe Transportation Center to Mercury bus bay.

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; loop through Tempe Transportation Center to Venus Back bus bay; 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.

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