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Transit and street closure info. for the SOMA Half Ironman Triathlon
Date: 10/20/2013
Location: Tempe, Arizona 85281
Several downtown Tempe streets closed or restricted for the SOMA Half Ironman Triathlon 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 arise during the event. The information provided by the City of Tempe is for public information purposes only. All restrictions/closures are based on preliminary assessments and can be increased or decreased in scope without notice.

The following streets will be closed or restricted from 6 a.m. Oct. 19 until approximately 5 p.m. Oct. 20.
• Rio Salado Parkway will be closed westbound between Mill Avenue and Ash Avenue from 6 a.m. Oct. 19 through 12 p.m. Oct. 20.
• Rio Salado Parkway will be closed eastbound between Mill Avenue and Ash Avenue from 6 p.m. Oct. 19 through 12 p.m. Oct. 20.

In addition to the above closures, several downtown Tempe streets will be closed or restricted from 4 a.m. until approximately 5 p.m. Oct. 20.

• College Avenue will be closed southbound between McKellips Road and Curry Road.
• College Avenue will be closed northbound between Weber Drive and Marigold Lane.
• Weber Drive will be closed westbound at College Avenue.
• Curry Road will be closed in both directions between College Avenue and Mill Avenue. All westbound traffic will be required to turn north or south onto College Avenue.
• Mill Avenue will be closed southbound between Washington Street and Rio Salado Parkway. All southbound traffic will be narrowed to one lane and required to turn right onto westbound Washington Street.
• Mill Avenue is restricted to one lane northbound between Rio Salado Parkway and the Rolling Hills Golf Course driveway. There will be no access to Washington Street or Curry Road.
• Mill Avenue will be closed northbound at Rio Salado Parkway. All northbound traffic will be required to turn right onto eastbound Rio Salado Parkway.
• Rio Salado Parkway will be closed westbound between Mill Avenue and Priest Drive. Any westbound traffic will be required to turn right onto northbound Mill Avenue.
• Rio Salado Parkway will be restricted to one lane westbound between Rural Road and Mill Avenue. All westbound traffic will be required to turn right onto northbound Mill Avenue.
• Rio Salado Parkway will be restricted to one lane westbound between River Drive and Rural Road. All westbound traffic will be required to turn right onto northbound Rural Road.
• Rio Salado Parkway will be restricted to one lane eastbound between Priest Drive and Ash Avenue. All southbound traffic will be required to continue southbound on Ash Avenue. There will be no turns allowed onto eastbound Rio Salado Parkway.
• Ash Avenue will be closed northbound at 3rd Street (except for US Airways garage access). All traffic will be required to turn right onto eastbound 3rd Street.
• Rio Salado Parkway will be restricted to one lane eastbound between Mill Avenue and McClintock Drive. All traffic will be required to turn right onto southbound Rural Road or southbound McClintock Drive.
• Rio Salado Parkway will be restricted to one lane eastbound between McClintock Drive and River Drive.
• Rural Road will be closed northbound at Rio Salado Parkway. All northbound traffic will be required to turn right onto eastbound Rio Salado Parkway.
• Rural Road will be closed southbound at Rio Salado Parkway. All southbound traffic will be required to turn right onto westbound Rio Salado Parkway.
• Hardy Drive will be closed northbound at Rio Salado Parkway. All northbound traffic will be required to turn right onto eastbound Rio Salado Parkway. Access to the Tempe Center for the Arts will be granted on a limited basis.
• Priest Drive will be restricted to one lane northbound between Rio Salado Parkway and Washington Street. There will be no access to eastbound SR202L.
• Washington Street will be closed eastbound between Priest Drive and Mill Avenue. All eastbound traffic will be required to turn left (north) or right (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. Exit from “The Lofts” apartment complex will be achieved with a right turn onto eastbound Washington Street, followed by a U-turn onto eastbound Washington Street at Mill Avenue.
• Scottsdale Road will be restricted southbound at SR202L. All traffic (except local business patrons and condominium residents) will be required to detour onto westbound SR202L.
• 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 southbound between Rio Salado Parkway and University Drive.
• McClintock Drive will be restricted to one lane northbound between University Drive and Rio Salado Parkway. All northbound traffic will be required to turn right onto eastbound Rio Salado Parkway.
• Center Parkway will be closed south of Washington Street. There will be no access to Priest Drive or SR202L eastbound.
• All traffic exiting the SR202L westbound at Center Parkway/Priest Drive will be required to turn right onto northbound Center Parkway and then detoured onto westbound Washington Street.
• All traffic exiting SR202L eastbound at Priest Drive will be required to turn right onto southbound Priest Drive.
• All traffic exiting the SR202L westbound at Scottsdale Road will be required to turn right onto northbound Scottsdale Road. (Except local business patrons and condominium residents).
• All traffic exiting the SR202L eastbound at Scottsdale Road will be required to turn left onto northbound Scottsdale Road. (Except local business patrons and condominium residents).

The following transit detours will be in effect Oct. 20 from the start of service until 5:00pm.


PLEASE NOTE THAT DURING THE EVENT CLOSURES, ORBIT EARTH WILL NOT SERVE TEMPE TRANSPORTATION CENTER. ADDITIONALLY, ROUTES 62 AND 81 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 resume regular route.

Route 48 Southbound – 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 east on 1st St. to Farmer Ave.; south on Farmer Ave. to 5th St.; east on 5th St. to resume regular route at Ash Ave. Then regular route east on University Dr. to McClintock Dr.; continue east on University Dr. to Smith Rd.; north on Smith Rd. to 5th St.; west on 5th St. to Perry Ln.; south on Perry Ln. to University Dr. (layover on NW corner of Perry Ln. at University Dr.)

Route 62 Southbound – Route begins at Perry Ln. & University Dr.; west on University Dr. to resume regular route at McClintock Dr.

Route 72 Northbound – Regular route to Tempe Transportation Center; 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 College Ave. to Scottsdale Rd.; north on Scottsdale Rd. to resume regular route at Weber Dr. Then regular route south on McClintock Dr. to Tempe Marketplace West Entrance; east into shopping center parking area to regular bus stop.

Orbit Earth Westbound – Regular route south on Scottsdale Rd. to 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.