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RIPTA TO DETOUR EIGHTEEN BUS ROUTES IN THE PROVIDENCE AREA TO ACCOMMODATE BOLIVIAN FESTIVAL PARADE ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, 2013

July 16, 2013

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will detour eighteen bus routes in the Providence area to accommodate the Bolivian Festival Parade.  Routes 6, 27, 28, 30, 34, 35, 50, 52, 54, 55, 56, 57, 60, 66, 72, 78, 92, 99 will be detoured beginning at 12:30pm until 3:30pm on Saturday, August 10, 2013.   Routes 56 (Chalkstone Ave.) and 57 (Smith Street) will resume regular service as soon as the parade passes.

The following detours will be in effect on Saturday, August 10, 2013: 

Route 6 (Prairie/RW Zoo):    

Inbound trips will travel the regular Route to Kennedy Plaza. Passengers will board and alight during this time at Bus Stop M.

Outbound trips will leave Bus Stop M via Washington Street, then take a right onto Memorial Boulevard, right onto Fulton Street, right onto Dorrance Street, left onto Washington Street, and then resume regular route.

Route 27 (Broadway/Manton Ave.):

Inbound trips will travel the regular route.

Outbound trips will leave Bus Stop P via Washington Street, then take a right onto Memorial Boulevard, right onto Fulton Street, right onto Dorrance Street, left onto Washington Street, right onto Empire Street, right onto Fountain Street, left onto Sabin Street, and then resume regular route.

Route 28 (Broadway/Hartford Ave):

Please refer to the Route 27 (Broadway/Manton Ave.) detour.

Route 30 (Arlington/Oaklawn):

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to the Dean Street Exit, take a right onto the Dean Street Exit through to West Exchange Street, right onto Sabin Street, left onto Mathewson Street, left onto Fountain Street, right onto Dorrance Street, left onto Washington Street, right onto Memorial Street, right onto Fulton Street, and then resume regular route.

Outbound trips will travel the regular route to Dorrance Street, right onto Dorrance Street, left onto Washington Street, right onto Empire Street, right onto Fountain Street, left onto Francis Street, left onto the Rte. 10 on-ramp, and then resume regular route.

Routes 34 (East Providence):

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to Steeple Street and Memorial Boulevard, left onto Memorial Boulevard, right onto Fulton Street, right onto Dorrance Street, right onto Washington Street, and then travel to the appropriate bus stop. 

Outbound trips will travel the regular route.

Route 35 (Rumford/Newport Ave.):

Please refer to the Route 34 (East Providence) detour.

Route 50 (Douglas Avenue):

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to Douglas Avenue and the Rte. 146 South on-ramp, left onto the 146 South on-ramp, exit right onto the Atwells avenue Exit, left onto Atwells avenue, left onto Fountain Street, right onto Dorrance Street, and then left into Kennedy Plaza.

Outbound trips will travel the regular route to Washington Street, right onto Memorial Boulevard, right onto Fulton Street, right onto Dorrance Street, left onto Washington Street, right onto Empire Street, right onto Fountain, Street, left onto Francis Street, left onto Hayes Street, right onto Park Street, right onto Smith Street and then resume regular route. 

Route 52 (Branch Ave.):

Leaves from Bus Stop P

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to the intersection of Charles and Orms Streets, right onto Orms Street, right onto Douglas Avenue, right onto the Route 146 South on-ramp, exit right at the Atwells Avenue exit, left onto Atwells avenue, left onto Fountain Street, right onto Dorrance Street, and then left into Kennedy Plaza to Bus Stop P.

Outbound trips will travel the regular route.

Route 54 (Lincoln/Woonsocket):

Leaves from Bus Stop L

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to the intersection of Charles and Orms Streets, right onto Orms Street, right onto Douglas Avenue, right onto the Route 146 South on-ramp, exit right at the Atwells Avenue exit, left onto Atwells avenue, left onto Fountain Street, right onto Dorrance Street, and then left into Kennedy Plaza to Bus Stop P.

Outbound trips will travel the regular route.

Route 55 (Admiral Street/Providence College):

Please refer to the Route 50 (Douglas Avenue) detour.

Route 56 (Chalkstone Avenue):

This route will resume regular service as soon as the parade passes.

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to the intersection of Chalkstone and

Oakland Avenues, right onto Oakland Avenue through to Dean Street, left onto West Exchange, right onto Sabin Street, left onto Mathewson Street, left onto Fountain Street, right onto Dorrance Street, and then left into Kennedy Plaza.

Outbound trips will travel the regular route to Washington Street, then take a right onto Memorial Boulevard, right onto Fulton Street, right onto Dorrance Street, left onto Washington Street, right onto Empire Street, right onto         Fountain Street, left onto Francis Street, left onto Hayes Street, right onto Park Street, left onto Smith Street, and then resume regular route.

Route 57 (Smith Street):

This route will resume regular service as soon as the parade passes.

Inbound trips into downtown Providence will travel regular route to the intersection of Smith Street and Oakland Avenue, right onto Oakland Avenue through to Dean Street, left onto West Exchange, right onto Sabin Street, left onto Mathewson Street, left onto Fountain Street, right onto Dorrance Street, left onto lower Weybosset Street, and then left into Kennedy Plaza to Bus Stop B.

Outbound trips will travel the regular route.

Route 60 (Providence/Newport):

Leaves from Bus Stop P

Inbound trips into downtown Providence will travel regular route on I-195 West to I-95 North, take a right off the Exit 22 off-ramp, right onto Francis Street through to Dorrance Street, and then left onto Washington Street to Bus Stop P.

Outbound trips will travel the regular route.

Route 66 (URI/Galilee):

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to the I-95 North and Point Street Exit, right at the Point Street Exit through to East Franklin Street, right onto Broad Street through to Weybosset Street to lower Weybosset Street, and then left into Kennedy Plaza to Bus Stop D.

Outbound trips will travel the regular route to Dorrance Street, take a right onto Dorrance Street, left onto Washington Street, right onto Empire Street, right onto Fountain Street, left onto Francis Street, left onto the I-95 South on-ramp, and then resume regular route.

Route 72 (Weeden/Central Falls):

Please refer to the Route 54 (Lincoln/Woonsocket) detour.

Route 78 (Beverage Hill):

Please refer to the Route 34 (East Providence) detour.

Route 92 Federal Hill/East Side WEST:

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to Kennedy Plaza to Bus Stop M.

Outbound trips to Eagle Square will leave via Washington Street, then take a right onto Memorial Boulevard, right onto Fulton Street, right onto Dorrance Street, right onto Washington Street, right onto Empire Street, right onto Fountain Street, left onto Sabin Street, and then resume regular route.

Route 92 Federal Hill/East Side EAST:

Inbound trips leaving from East Side Market to Kennedy Plaza will travel the regular route to the intersection of Steeple Street and Memorial Boulevard, left onto Memorial Boulevard, right onto Fulton Street, right onto Dorrance Street, right onto Washington Street and then travel to Bus Stop M.

Outbound trips to East Side Market will leave via Washington Street through to the East Side Tunnel and then resume regular route.

Route 99 (Providence/Pawtucket):

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to the intersection of Charles and Orms Streets, right onto Orms Street, right onto Douglas Avenue, right onto the Rte. 146 South on-ramp, exit right at the Atwells Avenue Exit, left onto Atwells avenue, left onto Fountain Street, right onto Dorrance Street, left onto lower Weybossett Street, and then continue to Bus Stop F.

Outbound trips will travel the regular route.

For schedule information, please call 781-9400.