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RIPTA TO DETOUR ROUTES TO ACCOMMODATE PVDFEST ON FRIDAY, JUNE 8 THROUGH SUNDAY, JUNE 10, 2018

May 22, 2018

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will detour bus routes in the Providence area on Friday, June 8 through Sunday, June 10, 2018 in order to accommodate PVDFest.   On Friday, June 8, 2018, Routes 6, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 31 and the R-Line will be detoured from 4:30pm until 2am the next day. Washington Street will be closed during this time.  On Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10, Kennedy Plaza will be closed all day and night for this event. Routes 1, 3, 6, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 30, 31, 33, 34, 35, 50, 51, 54, 55, 56, 57, 60, 66, 72, 78, 92 and the R-Line will be detoured all day and night.  All bus stops in Kennedy Plaza will be temporarily relocated to Empire Street during this time. 

The following routes will detour on Friday, June 8, 2018 from 4:30pm until 2am:

Route 6 (Prairie Ave./RWP Zoo):

Inbound trips will travel the regular route.

Outbound trips will leave Fulton Street, turn right onto Dorrance Street, left onto Sabin Street, left onto Empire Street and then resume regular route.

Route 17 (Dyer/Pocasset):

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to the intersection of Washington and Empire Streets, left onto Empire Street, right onto Fountain Street, right onto Dorrance Street, left onto Washington Street and then resume regular route.

Outbound tripwill leave Fulton Street, turn right onto Dorrance Street, left onto Sabin Street, left onto Empire Street and then resume regular route.

Route 18 (Union Ave.):

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

Route 19 (Plainfield/Westminster):

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

Route 20 (Elmwood Ave.):

Please refer to the Route 6 (Prairie Ave./RWP Zoo) detour.

Route 22 (Pontiac Ave.):

Please refer to the Route 6 (Prairie Ave./RWP Zoo) detour.

Route 31 (Cranston St.):

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

R-Line (Broad/North Main):

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to Empire Street, then turn right onto Fountain Street, right onto Dorrance Street, left onto Washington Street, and then resume regular route.

Outbound trips will leave Fulton Street, turn right onto Dorrance Street, left onto Sabin Street, left onto Empire Street and then resume regular route.

The following routes will detour all day and night on June 9 and June 10, 2018:

Route 1 (Eddy/Hope/Benefit):

Southbound trips from Pawtucketwill travel the regular route to Steeple Street through to Exchange Terrace continuing onto Sabin Street, left onto Empire Street to temporary Bus Stop D.  Trips will then turn left onto Weybosset Street, right onto Dorrance Street and then resume regular route.

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 East Franklin Street through to Dave Gavitt Way, right onto Washington Street, right onto Empire Street to temporary Bus Stop I.  Trips will then turn left onto Weybosset Street through to Lower Weybosset, right onto Westminster Street through to College Street, left onto North Main Street, right into the East Side Tunnel, and then resume regular route.

Route 3 (Warwick Ave.):

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to Eddy and Richmond Streets, left onto Richmond Street, left onto Point Street, right onto East Franklin Street through to Dave Gavitt Way, right onto Washington Street, and then right onto Empire Street to temporary Bus Stop D.

Outbound trips will turn left onto Weybosset Street, right onto Dorrance Street and then resume regular route.

Route 6 (Prairie Ave./RWP Zoo):

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to East Franklin Street through to Dave Gavitt Way, right onto Washington Street, and then right onto Empire Street to temporary Bus Stop C.

Outbound trips will turn right onto Broad Street and then resume regular route.

Route 14 (West Bay):

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to I-95N, turn right at the Broadway Exit, turn right onto Broadway, and then right onto Empire Street to temporary Bus Stop Z.

Outbound trips will turn right onto Broad Street, left onto Service Road through to I-95 South, and then resume regular route.

Route 17 (Dyer/Pocasset):

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to the intersection of Westminster Street and Service Road, turn right onto Service Road, left onto Broad Street, and then left onto Empire Street to temporary Bus Stop H.

Outbound trips will turn left onto Washington Street, and then resume regular route.

Route 18 (Union Ave.):

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to Westminster Street, right onto Service Road, left onto Broad Street, and then turn left onto Empire Street to temporary Bus Stop G.

Outbound trips will turn left onto Washington Street and then resume regular route.

Route 19 (Plainfield/Westminster):

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

Route 20 (Elmwood Ave.):

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to the intersection of Broad and Empire Streets, and then turn left onto Empire Street to temporary Bus Stop C.

Outbound trips will turn left onto Washington Street, left onto Service Road, right onto Broad Street, and then resume regular route.

Route 21 (Reservoir Ave.):

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to Francis Street, right onto Francis Street, right onto Sabin Street through to Broadway, left onto Service Road, left onto Broad Street, and then left onto Empire Street to temporary Bus Stop C.

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

Route 22 (Pontiac Ave.):

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

Route 27 (Broadway/Manton Ave.):

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to Broadway and Service Road, right onto Service Road, left onto Broad Street, and then left onto Empire Street to temporary Bus Stop W.  

Outbound trips will turn left onto Washington Street, right onto Service Road, left onto Broadway and then resume regular route.

Route 28 (Broadway/Hartford Ave):

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

Route 30 (Arlington/Oaklawn):

Please refer to the Route 21 (Reservoir Ave.) detour.

Route 31 (Cranston St.):

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to the intersection of Westminster Street and Service Road, right onto Service Road, left onto Broad Street, and then left onto Empire Street to temporary Bus Stop B.

Outbound trips will turn left onto Washington Street, and then resume regular route.

Route 33 (Riverside):

Inbound trips will travel regular route to the East Side Tunnel, right onto North Main Street, left onto Steeple Street through to Exchange Terrace to Sabin Street, continuing onto Broadway, left onto Service Road, left onto Broad Street, and then left onto Empire Street to temporary Bus Stop B.

Outbound trips will turn left onto Washington Street, left onto Service Road, left onto Broad Street through to Weybosett Street, continuing onto Lower Weybosett, right onto Westminister Street through to College Street, left onto North Main Street, right into the East Side Tunnel and then resume 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 to I-195 West, turn right at the Point Street Exit, continue onto East Franklin Street, right onto Broad Street, and then left onto Empire Street to temporary Bus Stop H

Outbound tripswill turn left onto Washington Street, left onto Service Road, continue onto I-195 East and then resume regular route.

Route 50 (Douglas Avenue):

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to Francis Street, right onto Sabin Street through to Broadway, left onto Service Road, left onto Broad Street, and then left onto Empire Street to temporary Bus Stop J.

Outbound trips will turn right onto Fountain Street, left onto Francis Street, and then resume regular route.

Route 51 (Charles Street):

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to Exchange Street, right onto Exchange Terrace, continue onto Sabin Street through to Broadway, left onto Service Road, left onto Broad Street, and then left onto Empire Street to temporary Bus Stop G.

Outbound trips will leave Empire Street, turn right onto Fountain Street, left onto Dorrance Street through to Francis Street, right onto Memorial Boulevard, left onto Exchange Street, and then resume regular route.

Route 54 (Lincoln/Woonsocket):

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to I-95 South, right at Atwells Avenue Exit, continue onto Service Road, left onto Broad Street, and then left onto Empire Street to temporary Bus Stop G.

Outbound trips turn left onto Washington Street, right onto Service Road, continue onto the I-95 North on-ramp, and then resume regular route.

Route 55 (Admiral Street/Providence College):

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to Exchange Street, right onto Exchange Terrace through to Sabin Street, continue on Broadway, left onto Service Road, left onto Broad Street, and then left onto Empire Street to temporary Bus Stop J

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

Route 56 (Chalkstone Avenue):

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to Francis Street, right onto Sabin Street, and then left onto Empire Street to temporary Bus Stop V.

Outbound trips will turn right onto Broad Street, right onto Dave Gavitt Way, right onto Broadway, right onto Empire Street, left onto Fountain Street, left onto Francis Street and then resume regular route.

Route 57 (Smith Street):

Please refer to the Route 56 (Chalkstone Avenue) detour.

Route 60 (Providence/Newport):

Inbound trips will travel regular route on I-195 West to I-95 North, right at the Point Street Exit, continue onto East Franklin Street through to Dave Gavitt Way, right onto Washington Street, and then right onto Empire Street to temporary Bus Stop Y. 

Outbound trips will turn right onto Broad Street, left onto Service Road through to I-195 East, and then resume regular route.

Route 66 (URI/Galilee):

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to I-95 North, right at the Broadway Exit, and then right onto Empire Street to temporary Bus Stop Y.

Outbound trips will turn right onto Broad Street, left onto Service Road through to I-95 South, and then resume regular route.

Route 72 (Weeden/Central Falls):

Please refer to the Route 51 (Charles Street) detour.

Route 78 (Beverage Hill):

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

Route 92 (Federal Hill/East Side):

WEST Inbound trips leaving from the East Side will travel the regular route to Memorial Boulevard, left onto Steeple Street through to Exchange Terrace, continue on Sabin Street, and then left onto Empire Street to temporary Bus Stop D. Trips will then turn right onto Broad Street, right onto Dave Gavitt Way, left onto Atwells Avenue and then resume regular route.

EAST Inbound trips leaving Rhode Island College will travel the regular route to Atwells Avenue, right onto Service Road, left onto Broad Street, and then left onto Empire Street to temporary Bus Stop J.  Trips will then turn right onto Fountain Street, left onto Francis Street, right onto Memorial Boulevard through to Eddy Street, and then resume regular route.

R-Line (Broad/North Main):

NORTH Inbound trips will travel the regular route to Empire Street to temporary Bus Stop J. Trips will then turn right onto Fountain Street, left onto Francis Street, right onto Memorial Boulevard, left onto Exchange Street, and then resume regular route.

SOUTH Inbound trips will travel the regular route to Exchange Street, right onto Exchange Terrace through to Sabin Street, and then left onto Empire Street to temporary Bus Stop D.  Trips will turn right onto Broad Street and then resume regular route.