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RIPTA to Detour Nineteen Routes in Providence to Accommodate the Downtown Jingle 5K on Sunday, December 4, 2016

November 28, 2016

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will detour fourteen bus routes in the downtown Providence area on Sunday, December 4, 2016 in order to accommodate the Downtown Jingle 5K Road Race.  Bus Routes 1, 3, 6, 17, 19, 20, 22, 30, 31, 33, 34, 35, 60, 66, 78, 92 East and the R-Line will be detoured from 10:30am until 12:30pm.  Bus Routes 27, 28 and 92 West will be detoured from 9:00am until 12:30pm.

Passengers can expect short delays during the Downtown Jingle 5K.

The following routes will be detoured on Sunday, December 4, 2016:

Route 1 (Eddy/Hope/Benefit):

Northbound trips will travel the regular route to the intersection of Eddy and Richmond Streets, left onto Richmond Street, left onto Point Street, right onto E. Franklin Street, right onto Washington Street to Bus Stop I, and then resume regular route.

Southbound trips will travel the regular route to Steeple Street, continue onto Steeple Street, left onto Exchange Street, right onto Fulton Street to Bus Stop D, right onto Dorrance Street through tot Francis Street, left onto I-95S, right at the Eddy St. Exit, right onto Eddy Street and then resume regular route.

Route 3 (Warwick Ave):

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to the intersection of Eddy and Richmond Streets, left onto Richmond Street, left onto Point Street, right onto E. Franklin Street, right onto Washington Street, right onto Exchange Street and then right onto Fulton Street to Bus Stop E.

Outbound trips will turn right onto Dorrance Street through to Francis Street, left onto I-95S, right at the Eddy St. Exit, right onto Eddy Street and then resume regular route.

Route 6 (Prarie/R.W. Zoo):

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to the intersection of Weybosset and Dorrance Streets, left onto Dorrance Street, right onto Washington Street, right onto Exchange Street and then right onto Fulton Street to Bus Stop A.

Outbound trips will travel the regular route.

Route 17 (Dyer/Pocasset):

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to the intersection of Washington and Empire Streets, continue on Washington Street, right onto Exchange Street, and then right onto Fulton Street to Bus Stop B.

Outbound trips will travel the regular route.

Route 18 (Union Avenue):

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

Route 20 (Elmwood Ave.):

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to the intersection of Weybosset and Dorrance Streets, left onto Dorrance Street, right onto Washington Street, right onto Exchange Street and then right onto Fulton Street to Bus Stop C.

Outbound trips will travel the regular route. 

Route 22 (Pontiac Ave.):

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

Route 27 (Broadway/Manton):

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to the intersection of Broadway and Service Road, right onto Service Road, left onto Washington Street and then resume regular route. 

Outbound trips will turn left onto Exchange Terrace, continue onto West Exchange, turn left onto Dean Street, right onto Broadway and then resume regular route. 

Route 28 (Broadway/Hartford):

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

Route 30 (Arlington/Oaklawn):

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to Memorial Boulevard, right onto       Exchange Street, and then right onto Fulton Street to Bus Stop C.

Outbound trips will travel the regular route.      

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, continue onto 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.):

Inbound trips will travel the regular route.

Outbound trips will turn left onto Exchange Street, left onto Memorial Boulevard, continue onto the I-95S on-ramp through to I-195E and then resume regular route. 

Route 60 (Providence/Newport):

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

Route 66 (URI/Galilee):

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to the Downtown Exit, continue onto Memorial Boulevard, turn right onto Exchange Street, and then turn right onto Fulton Street to Bus Stop D.

Outbound trips will travel the regular route.

Route 78 (Beverage Hill Ave./East Providence):

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

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

EAST: Inbound trips from Rhode Island College will travel the regular route the intersection of Atwells Avenue and Service Road, right onto Service Road, left onto Washington Street to Bus Stop J, and then resume regular route.

WEST:  Trips from Eastside Market will travel the regular route to the intersection of Steeple and Exchange Streets, left onto Exchange Street, and then right onto Fulton Street to Bus Stop E. Trips will then travel the regular route to Dorrance Street, left onto West Exchange, left onto Dean Street, right onto Atwells Avenue and then resume regular route.

R-Line

Southbound trips will travel the regular route to the intersection of Washington and

Empire Streets continuing onto Washington Street, left onto Service Road, right onto Broad Street and then resume regular route. 

Northbound trips will travel the regular route to the intersection of Broad and Empire Streets continuing onto Broad Street, left onto Dorrance Street, right onto Washington Street to Bus Stop F, and then resume regular route.  

 For more information on RIPTA’s services, please call 401-781-9400 or visit RIPTA.com.