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RIPTA TO DETOUR FOUR BUS ROUTES IN PROVIDENCE ON SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 2016 TO ACCOMMODATE ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE

February 17, 2016

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will detour Routes 50, 55, 56, 57 in Providence on Saturday, March 19, 2016 from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm to accommodate the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.  Service will resume with regularly scheduled trips after 2:30 pm.

The following route detours will be in effect on Saturday, March 19, 2016: 

Route 50 (Douglas Avenue):

Inbound:  Trips will travel the regular route to Douglas and Orms Streets, left onto Orms Street, right onto Charles Street to Canal Street, right onto Steeple Street to Exchange Terrace, left onto Dorrance Street, and then resume regular route.

Outbound: Trips will leave Kennedy Plaza via a left onto Exchange Street, left onto Memorial Boulevard onto I-95 North, right at the State Offices Exit, right onto Orms Street, right onto Douglas Avenue and then resume the regular route.

Route 55 (Admiral/Providence College):

Inbound:  Trips will travel the regular route to Admiral and Charles Streets, right onto Charles Street through to Canal Street, right onto Steeple Street through to Exchange Terrace, left onto Dorrance Street and then resume the regular route.           

Outbound: Trips will leave Kennedy Plaza via a right onto Exchange Terrace, left onto Exchange Street, right onto Memorial Boulevard, left onto Washington Street, left onto North Main Street through to Charles Street, left onto Admiral Street and then resume the regular route.

Route 56 (Chalkstone Avenue):

Inbound:  Trips will travel regular route to the intersection of Chalkstone and Oakland Avenues, take a right onto Oakland Avenue to Pleasant Valley Parkway through to Dean Street, left onto Atwells Avenue, left onto Broadway, left onto Fountain Street, right onto Dorrance Street, then resume regular route.

Outbound:  Trips will leave Kennedy Plaza via a left onto Exchange Street, left onto

Exchange Terrace to Sabin Street, right onto West Exchange, right onto Dean Street to Pleasant Valley Parkway to Oakland Avenue, left onto Chalkstone Avenue and then resume the regular route.

Route 57 (Smith Street):

Inbound:  Trips will travel the regular route to Smith and Eaton Streets, left onto Eaton Street, right onto Douglas Avenue, left onto the I-95 South on-ramp, right at the Atwells Avenue Exit, left onto Atwells Avenue to LaSalle Square, left onto Fountain Street, and then right onto Dorrance to the regular stop in Kennedy Plaza. 

Outbound: Trips will leave Kennedy Plaza via a left onto Exchange Terrace, right onto Francis Street, left onto the I-95 North on-ramp, right at the State Offices Exit, right onto Orms Street, right onto Douglas Avenue, left onto Eaton Street, right onto Smith Street, and then resume the regular route.

For schedule information, please call 781-9400 or visit ripta.com.