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Wed, Dec 16, 2015

Take transit to NYE Block Party on Mill Ave

Tempe will make it easy for people to get to New Year’s Eve festivities, including the NYE Block Party on Mill Ave Dec. 31. Tempe will provide enhanced transit service on several routes serving Downtown Tempe and will extend transit service until 2 a.m. Jan. 1. Coors Light Free Rides®  is sponsoring free rides on the bus, rail and ADA Dial-A-Ride from 7 p.m. Dec. 31 to 2 a.m. Jan. 1. Before 7 p.m., the cost to ride the bus and rail will be $2 per trip. Before 7 p.m., the cost to ride is $2 per trip.

Residents can park at one of the designated Valley Metro Rail park-and-ride locations and ride the train to the event. Take rail to the 3rd St/Mill Ave station to access the event. Check www.valleymetro.org or call 602-253-5000 for hours and frequencies. Park & Ride locations in Tempe are as follows:

Apache Blvd. at Loop 101/Price Rd. – southeast corner
Apache Blvd. at McClintock Dr. – southeast corner (parking garage)
Apache Blvd. at Dorsey Ln. – northeast corner

Valley Metro bus routes will operate according to published weekday schedules on Dec. 31. The City of Tempe will provide additional service on designated routes as described below. At all other times, routes will run according to regular service.

The following bus routes will provide service every 15 minutes from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Route 48 – Northbound from Priest & Baseline to Tempe Transportation Center
Route 62 – Northbound from Price & Guadalupe to Tempe Transportation Center
Route 65 – Northbound from Priest & Warner to Tempe Transportation Center
Route 66 – Northbound from Kyrene & Warner to Tempe Transportation Center
Route 72 – Northbound from Rural & Ray to Tempe Transportation Center
Orbit Earth, Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, and Venus – entire routes

The following bus routes will provide service as needed from Tempe Transportation Center from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Route 48 – Southbound to Priest & Baseline
Route 62 – Southbound to Price & Guadalupe
Route 62 – Northbound to Tempe Marketplace
Route 65 – Southbound to Priest & Warner
Route 66 – Southbound to Kyrene & Warner
Route 72 – Southbound to Rural & Ray
Orbit Earth, Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, and Venus – entire routes as needed.

On Jan. 1, transit service will operate according to Sunday/Holiday schedules.

Post-event bus service is only available within the city of Tempe. People traveling to other cities should plan accordingly.

Street Closures

The following streets will be closed from approximately 10 a.m. Dec. 29 to 8 a.m. Jan. 1.

5th Street between Mill Ave and Tempe Mission Palms/Myrtle Ave will be closed in both directions.

The following streets will be closed from approximately 8 a.m. Dec. 30 to 8 a.m. Jan. 1.

Mill Avenue between Rio Salado Parkway and University Drive will be closed in both directions.
3rd Street between Ash Avenue and Mill Avenue will be closed in both directions. Local access will be permitted to residents.
4th Street between Mill Avenue and Maple Avenue will be closed in both directions.
5th Street between Mill Avenue and Ash Avenue will be closed in both directions. Only local access will be permitted west of College Ave.
6th Street west of Forest Avenue will be closed in both directions.
7th Street west of Myrtle Avenue will be closed in both directions.
Maple Ave between 4th St and 7th

Bus Detours

The following bus routes will be detoured from 9 p.m. Dec. 30 until 8 a.m. Jan. 1

Route 48 Northbound – Regular route south on Ash Ave. to 5th St.; continue south on Ash Ave. to University Dr.; east on University Dr. to College Ave.; north on College Ave. to 5th St.; west on 5th St. to Tempe Transportation Center.
Route 48 Southbound – From Tempe Transportation Center; east on 5th St. to College Ave.; south on College Ave. to University Dr.; west on University Dr. to Ash Ave.; north on Ash Ave. to resume regular route at 5th St.
Route 62 Northbound – Regular route south on Ash Ave. to 5th St.; continue south on Ash Ave. to University Dr.; east on University Dr. to College Ave.; north on College Ave. to 5th St.; west on 5th St. to resume regular route at Tempe Transportation Center.
Route 62 Southbound – Regular route to Tempe Transportation Center; east on 5th St. to College Ave.; south on College Ave. to University Dr.; west on University Dr. to Ash Ave.; north on Ash Ave. to resume regular route at 5th St.
Route 65 Northbound – Regular route north on Mill Ave. to University Dr.; east on University Dr. to College Ave.; north on College Ave. to 5th St.; west on 5th St. to Tempe Transportation Center.
Route 65 Southbound – From Tempe Transportation Center; east on 5th St. to College Ave.; south on College Ave. to University Dr.; west on University Dr. to Mill Ave.; south on Mill Ave. to resume regular route.
Route 66 Northbound – Regular route north on Mill Ave. to University Dr.; east on University Dr. to College Ave.; north on College Ave. to 5th St.; west on 5th St. to Tempe Transportation Center.
Route 66 Southbound - From Tempe Transportation Center; east on 5th St. to College Ave.; south on College Ave. to University Dr.; west on University Dr. to Mill Ave.; south on Mill Ave. to resume regular route.
Earth West – Regular route south on College Ave. to Curry Rd.; east on Curry Rd. to Rural Rd./Scottsdale Rd.; south on Rural Rd./Scottsdale Rd. to University Dr.; west on University Dr. to College Ave.; north on College Ave. to 5th St.; west on 5th St. to Tempe Transportation Center.
Earth East – From Tempe Transportation Center; east on 5th St. to College Ave.; south on College Ave. to University Dr.; east on University Dr. to Rural Rd./Scottsdale Rd.; north on Rural Rd./Scottsdale Rd. to Curry Rd.; west on Curry Rd. to College Ave.; north on College Ave. to resume regular route.
Jupiter North – Regular route north on Mill Ave. to University Dr.; east on University Dr. to College Ave.; north on College Ave. to 5th St.; west on 5th St. to Tempe Transportation Center.
Jupiter South – From Tempe Transportation Center; east on 5th St. to College Ave.; south on College Ave. to University Dr.; west on University Dr. to Mill Ave.; south on Mill Ave. to resume regular route.
Mercury Eastbound – From 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.
Venus Forward – Regular route to 5th St. & Ash Ave.; south on Ash Ave. to University Dr.; east on University Dr. to College Ave.; north on College Ave. to 5th St.; west on 5th St. to resume regular route at Tempe Transportation Center.
Venus Back – Regular route to Tempe Transportation Center; east on 5th St. to College Ave.; south on College Ave. to University Dr.; west on University Dr. to Ash Ave.; north on Ash Ave. to 5th St.; west on 5th St. to resume regular route.




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