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RIPTA TO DETOUR EIGHTEEN ROUTES IN PROVIDENCE TO ACCOMMODATE THE PRIDEFEST PRIDE PARADE ON SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 2017

May 22, 2017

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will detour eighteen bus routes in the Providence area on Saturday, June 17, 2017 in order to accommodate the RI Pride Parade.  Routes 1, 3, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 30, 31, 33, 34, 66, 92 and the R-Line will be detoured from 7:30pm until 10pm on Saturday, June 17, 2017.  Routes 35, 60 and 78 will be detoured all day and night on Friday, June 16 and Saturday, June 17 to accommodate PrideFest Celebrations on South Water Street; South Water Street will be closed during this time.

The following detours will be in effect on Saturday, June 17, 2017:

Route 1 (Eddy/Hope/Benefit):

NORTH Inbound tripswill travel the regular route to Eddy Street, continue on Dyer Street through to Memorial Boulevard, turn left onto Steeple Street through to Exchange Terrace, left onto Dorrance Street, and then left onto Washington Street to Bus Stop H.

SOUTH Outbound trips will travel the regular route to the East Side Tunnel, turn right onto North Main Street, left onto Steeple Street through to Exchange Terrace, left onto Dorrance Street, and then left onto Washington Street to Bus Stop H. Trips will then turn right onto Exchange Street, left onto Fulton Street, right onto Memorial Boulevard through to Dyer Street through to Eddy Street and then resume regular route.

Route 3 (Warwick Avenue):

Inbound tripswill travel the regular route to Eddy Street, continue on Eddy Street through to Dyer Street through to Memorial Boulevard, left onto Steeple Street through to Exchange Terrace, left onto Dorrance Street, and then left onto Washington Street to Bus Stop J.  

Outbound trips will leave Bus Stop J, turn right onto Exchange Street, left onto Fulton Street, right onto Memorial Boulevard through to Dyer Street through to Eddy Street, and then resume regular route.

Route 17 (Dyer/Pocassett):

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to Westminster Street, left onto Dave Gavitt Way, right onto Broadway through to Empire Street, left onto Fountain Street, right onto Dorrance Street, and then left onto Washington Street to Bus Stop G.

Outbound trips will leave Bus Stop G, turn left onto Exchange Street, left onto Exchange Terrace through to Sabin Street to Broadway, left onto Service Road, right onto Westminster Street and then resume regular route.

Route 18 (Union Ave.):

Please refer to the Route 17 (Dyer/Pocassett)

Route 19 (Plainfield/Westminster):

Please refer to the Route 17 (Dyer/Pocassett)

Route 20 (Elmwood Ave.):

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to Broad Street, left onto Dave Gavitt Way, right onto Broadway through to Empire Street, left onto Fountain Street, right onto Dorrance Street, and then left onto Washington Street Bus Stop H.

Outbound trips will leave Bus Stop H, turn left onto Exchange Street, left onto Exchange Terrace through to Sabin Street to Broadway, left onto John Partington Way, right onto Broad Street and then resume regular route.

Route 21 (Reservoir/Garden City):

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to Memorial Boulevard, right onto Exchange Street, right onto Exchange Terrace, left onto Dorrance Street, and then left onto Washington Street to Bus Stop H.

Outbound trips will turn left onto Exchange Street, left onto Memorial Boulevard and then resume regular route.

Route 22 (Pontiac Ave.):

Please refer to the Route 20 (Elmwood Ave.) detour.

Route 30 (Arlington/Oaklawn):

Please refer to the Route 21 (Reservoir/Garden City) detour.

Route 31 (Cranston Street):

Please refer to the Route 17 (Dyer/Pocasset) detour.

Route 33 (Riverside):

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to Steeple Street through to Exchange Terrace, left onto Dorrance Street and then left onto Washington Street to Bus Stop H.

Outbound trips will travel the regular route.

Route 34 (East Providence)

Please refer to the Route 33(Riverside) detour.

Route 35 (Rumford/Newport Ave.) – JUNE 16 & JUNE 17:

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to I-195 West through to I-95 North, right at the Downtown Exit, right onto Francis Street through to Dorrance Street, and then left onto Washington Street to Bus Stop H.  

Outbound trips will travel the regular route to Memorial Boulevard through to Dyer Street to Eddy Street, left onto Point Street, right onto South Water Street and then resume regular route.

Route 60 (Providence/Newport) – JUNE 16 & JUNE 17:

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to I-195 West through to I-95 North, right at the Downtown Exit, right onto Francis Street, and then left onto Exchange Terrace to Bus Stop Y.

Outbound trips will travel the regular route to Memorial Boulevard through to Dyer Street to Eddy Street, left onto Point Street, right onto South Water Street, and then resume regular route.

Route 66 (URI/Galilee):

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to Memorial Boulevard, right onto Exchange Street, right onto Exchange Terrace, left onto Dorrance Street, and then left onto Washington Street to Bus Stop I.

Outbound trips will turn left onto Exchange Street, left onto Memorial Boulevard and then resume regular route.

Route 78 (Beverage Hill/East Providence) – JUNE 16 & JUNE 17:

Please refer to the Route 35 (Rumford/Newport Ave.) detour.

Route 92 (RI College/Federal Hill/East Side):

Eastbound trips will travel the regular route from Rhode Island College to LaSalle Square, left onto Fountain Street, right onto Dorrance Street to Bus Stop J and resume regular route.

Westbound trips will travel the regular route to the Memorial Boulevard, left onto Steeple Street through to Exchange Terrace, left onto Dorrance Street, and left onto Washington Street to Bus Stop J. Trips will then turn left onto Exchange Street, left onto Exchange Terrace through to Sabin Street and then resume regular route.

R-LINE (Broad/North Main):

NORTH Inbound trips will travel the regular route to Broad Street, left onto Dave Gavitt Way, right onto Broadway, left onto Fountain Street, right onto Dorrance Street, and then left onto Washington Street to Bus Stop F. Trips will travel the regular route to Pawtucket.

Southbound trips will travel the regular route to the Providence Amtrak Train Station, left onto Exchange Street, right onto Exchange Terrace, left onto Dorrance Street, left onto Washington Street to Bus Stop F, left onto East Approach, left onto Exchange Terrace through to Sabin Street to Broadway, left onto Service Road, right onto Broad Street and then resume regular route.

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