Rock 'n' Roll Marathon to restrict traffic in Tempe

Numerous downtown Tempe streets will be closed or restricted near the route for the Arizona Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon events Jan. 13-15, the city said on its website.

At least one street will be completely closed during the entire weekend. Rio Salado Parkway will be closed between Ash and Mill Avenues from 8:30 a.m. Jan. 13 to 4 p.m. January 15.

The off ramps on Loop 202 will also be restricted at Scottsdale Road, with the ramp at McClintock Drive closed. All non-event traffic will be detoured onto northbound Scottsdale Road, and the eastbound Loop 202 off-ramp at McClintock Drive will be closed.

A full list of road closures and restrictions is available at

Many bus routes will also be affected during the weekend. A complete list of bus detours is available at

Valley Metro Rail will add service on the 15th for the marathon. To help participants reach the starting lines in Phoenix and Tempe, trains will run every 10 minutes from 5 a.m. until the race starts at 7:30 a.m. During the race, the service resumes to a typical Sunday schedule. An all-day transit pass is available for $4 from rail-station vending machines.

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