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Due to Apponaug Circulator Project, RIPTA to Restructure Route 29 (Kent County)

October 7, 2016

Due to construction for the Apponaug Circulator Project,  the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will restructure Route 29 (Kent County). Route 29 westbound trips will no longer serve the bus stop located on Centerville Road between Tollgate Road and Post Road.  This new route structure will begin Tuesday, October 11, 2016 until further notice.

The $71 million Apponaug Circulator Project involves the construction of an entirely new traffic pattern for one of the busiest travel corridors in Warwick, with the reconstruction of 2.3 miles of roadway and installation of five roundabouts throughout the village.

The project is transforming a congested and outdated urban circulator system into a more efficient, safer, accessible and sustainable facility. The new Veterans Memorial Drive Extension will serve as a bypass for the nearly 25,000 vehicles who travel through the heart of this historic village each day. Reducing traffic volumes through the village is a key component in the City’s revitalization plans for Apponaug, which envision a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly environment as a destination for its shops, restaurants, and cultural events. Learn more at www.dot.ri.gov/apponaug.

For more information on schedules or other RIPTA services, please call 401-781-9400 or visit ripta.com.