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Transit info and street closures for Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl
Date: 12/28/2013
Location: Tempe, Arizona 85281
Several downtown Tempe streets will be closed or restricted and bus routes detoured during the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl on Dec. 28. 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.

Street Closures:
The following streets will be closed five hours prior to kick off until the game starts. The game starts at 8:15 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 until one hour after game ends. The game starts at 8:15 p.m.
• 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 in both directions between Forest Avenue and College Avenue.
• College Avenue will be closed in both directions 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.

Bus Detours:
All buses traveling in downtown Tempe may experience delays due to traffic.

Detours beginning 5 hours prior to kickoff. The game starts at 8:15 p.m.

72 Northbound: Regular route to Tempe Transportation Center; east on 5th St. to College Ave.; south on College Ave. to University Dr.; east on University Dr. to resume regular route at McAllister Ave.

72 Southbound: Regular route to Tempe Transportation Center; east on 5th St. to College Ave.; south on College Ave. to University Dr.; east on University Dr. to McAllister Ave.; south on McAllister Ave. to resume regular route.

Detours beginning 2 hours prior to kickoff. The game starts at 8:15 p.m.

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; resume regular route.

62 Northbound: Regular route to Tempe Transportation Center; west on 5th St. to Mill Ave.; south on Mill Ave. to University Dr.; east on University Dr. to resume regular route at College Ave.

72 Northbound: 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 (TTC).; west on 5th St. to Mill Ave.; south on Mill Ave. to University Dr.; east on University Dr. to resume regular route at McAllister Ave.

72 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 (TTC).; west on 5th St. to Mill Ave.; south on Mill Ave. to University Dr.; east on University Dr. to resume regular route at McAllister Ave.

Orbit Mars Northbound - Regular route north on Terrace 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.

Orbit 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 Terrace Rd.; south on Terrace Rd. to resume regular route.

Orbit 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.

Orbit 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.

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 to 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.

Detours beginning during 3rd quarter of the game.

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. to 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 on 5th St. to Tempe Transportation Center; west on 5th St. to Mill Ave.; south on Mill Ave. to Apache Blvd.; east on Apache Blvd. to Rural Rd.; south on Rural Rd. to resume regular route.


Transit Options:
Avoid traffic and parking hassles by taking transit to and from the game. Patrons are encouraged to park at one of the following park-and-ride locations and ride light rail for $2 (regular fare) each way to the game.
• Dorsey and Apache
• McClintock and Apache
• Price and Apache

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