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Street, Loop 101 closures impact game day traffic


September 09, 2006

A variety of road closures, including a portion of the Loop 101, will impact fans as they head to the ASU - Nevada football game Sept. 9. The game will kick off at Sun Devil Stadium at 7 p.m.

The closures include:

• Loop 101 between the US 60 and Loop 202 will be closed in both directions from 9 p.m., Sept. 8 to 5 a.m., Sept. 11. Apache Boulevard will be closed to through traffic at the Loop 101. Access to the Price Frontage Road will be maintained. Motorists will only be able to make right hand turns onto the Price Frontage Road. The reason for this closure is to allow the LRT contractor to demolish the center section of the Apache Boulevard/Loop 101 bridge.

• Veterans Way between 6th Street and College Avenue will be closed in both directions from 30 minutes prior to kick-off until one hour after the game ends.

• Rural Road between Rio Salado Parkway and 6th Street will be closed in both directions from the start of the 4th quarter until one hour after the game ends.

• Westbound University Drive between Rural Road and McClintock Drive will be closed from the start of the 4th quarter until one hour after the game ends. Local business access will be permitted.

• Northbound College Avenue between University Drive and 6th Street will be closed from the start of the 4th quarter until 1 hour after the game ends.


Bus detours beginning during 3rd quarter of the game include:

• 1 Eastbound: Regular route east on University Dr. to Forest Ave.; north on Forest Ave. to 6th Street; east on 6th Street to College Ave.; north on College Ave. to resume regular route.

• 1 Westbound: Regular route to College Ave. and 5th Street; west on 5th Street to Forest Ave.; south on Forest Ave. to University Dr.; west on University Dr. to resume regular route.

• 30 Westbound: Regular route west on University Dr. to McClintock Dr.; south on McClintock to Apache Blvd.; west on Apache to Rural Rd.; north on Rural to University; west on University; resume regular route.

• 44 Northbound:Regular route to College Ave. and 5th Street; west on 5th Street to Forest Ave.; south on Forest Ave. to University Dr.; west on University Dr. to resume regular route.

• 44 Southbound: Regular route east on University Dr. to Forest Ave.; north on Forest Ave. to 6th Street; east on 6th Street to College Ave.; north on College Ave. to regular resume regular route.

• 66 Northbound: Regular route to Mill Ave. and University Dr.; continue north on Mill Ave. to resume regular route at 5th Street and Mill Ave..

• 72 Northbound: Regular route to College Ave. and University Dr.; continue west on University Dr.; north on Mill Ave. to Curry Rd.; east on Curry Rd. to resume regular route at Scottsdale Rd. and Curry Rd..

• 72 Southbound: Regular route to Scottsdale Rd. and Curry Rd.; west on Curry Rd. to Mill Ave.; south on Mill Ave. to University Dr.; east on University Dr. to resume regular route at University Dr. and Veterans Way.

• 81 Northbound: Regular route north on McClintock Dr. to University Dr.; continue north on McClintock Dr. to resume regular route. NOTE: Passengers traveling to and from College Avenue/Downtown Tempe/ASU must transfer to the Red Line at Apache Blvd., Neighborhood Flash at 8th Street or Route 30 at University Dr.

• 81 Southbound: Regular route south on McClintock Dr. to University Dr.; continue south on McClintock Dr. to resume regular route. NOTE: Passengers traveling to and from College Avenue/Downtown Tempe/ASU must transfer to the Red Line at Apache Blvd., Neighborhood Flash at 8th Street or Route 30 at University Dr.

• Neighborhood Flash Eastbound: Regular route east on University Dr. to McAllister Ave.; continue east on University to Rural Rd.; south on Rural to Terrace Rd.; east on Terrace; resume regular route.

• Neighborhood Flash Westbound: Regular route west on Terrace Rd. to Rural Rd.; north on Rural to University Dr.; west on University; resume regular route.

For bus detours, visit www.valleymetro.org or call 602-253-5000.

For street closure information, call (480) 350-8663 or visit http://www.tempe.gov/traffic/.