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Big game, big crowd present traffic challenge at ASU

A big crowd is expected for Thursday night’s football game between host Arizona State University and nationally ranked Oregon. That means traffic issues in the area.

Street closures and restrictions:

The following streets will be closed two hours before kickoff until the game starts.

• Veterans Way will be closed in both directions between Sixth 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:

• Eastbound Rio Salado Parkway will be closed between Ash and Mill avenues.

• Fifth 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 Seventh, Sixth, Fifth, Fourth and Third streets and Rio Salado Parkway.

• Left hand turns will not be permitted from eastbound Seventh and Fifth 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.

• Fifth, Sixth and Seventh streets will be closed in both directions between Forest Avenue and College Avenue.

• College Avenue will be closed in both directions between Sixth Street and Veterans Way/Fifth 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.