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RIPTA TO DETOUR SEVEN BUS ROUTES IN PAWTUCKET ON SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 2016 TO ACCOMMODATE ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE

February 26, 2016

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will detour seven Pawtucket-based bus routes traveling on Saturday, March 5, 2016 from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm to accommodate the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Pawtucket.  Roosevelt Avenue will be closed during this time.

These following routes will pick up and drop off passengers on Goff Street along the chain link fence between Commerce and Pine Streets (just afterArmando & Son’s Meat Market).  These buses will not stop at the Pawtucket Transit Center between 9:30 am and 2:30 pm on March 5TH.  

The following routes will detour from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm on March 5, 2016:

Routes 1, 71, 72, 75, 76, 78, and the R-Line.

Detours are as follows:

Route 1 (Eddy/Hope/Benefit):

Northbound: Trips into downtown Pawtucket will travel regular route to Main and High Streets, left onto Exchange Street through to Goff Street, left onto Dexter Street, right onto Bayley Street, right onto Pine Street, right onto Commerce Street, and then right onto Goff Street.   Passengers will board and alight during this time on Goff Street between Commerce and Pine Streets (along the chain link fence just after Armando & Son’s Meat Market). Trips continuing to South Attleboro with then turn right onto Dexter Street, continue on to Park Place West through to George Street, left onto the I-95 North on-ramp, right at the Broadway Exit and then resume regular route.

Southbound leaving the train station:  Trips will travel the regular route to Broadway and Exchange Street, left onto the I-95 South on-ramp, right at Exit 27 through to Cedar Street, right onto Pine Street, and then right onto Goff Street to the temporary bus stop.   Passengers will board and alight during this time on Goff Street between Commerce and Pine Streets (along the chain link fence just after Armando & Son’s Meat Market).

Route 71 (Broad Street):

Inbound: Trips into downtown Pawtucket will travel regular route to Broad and Goff Streets, then right onto Goff Street, left onto Dexter Street, right onto Bayley Street, right onto Pine Street, and then right onto Goff Street. Passengers will board and alight during this time on Goff Street between Commerce and Pine Streets (along the chain link fence just after Armando & Son’s Meat Market).Trips will turn right onto Dexter Street and then resume regular route.

Inbound trips leaving Job Lot will travel the regular route to the intersection of Pawtucket Avenue and George Street, left onto George Street, left onto Cedar Street, right onto Pine Street, and then right onto Goff Street.  Passengers will board and alight during this time on Goff Street between Commerce and Pine Streets (along the chain link fence just after Armando & Son’s Meat Market).

Outbound: Trips leaving downtown Pawtucket will leave via Goff Street, left onto Broad Street, and then resume regular route.

Route 72 (Weeden/Central Falls):

Inbound: Trips into downtown Pawtucket will travel regular route to Goff and Dexter Streets, right onto Bayley Street, right onto Pine Street, and then right onto Goff Street.  Passengers will board and alight during this time on Goff Street between Commerce and Pine Streets (along the chain link fence just afterArmando & Son’s Meat Market).

Outbound: Trips leaving downtown Pawtucket will leave Goff Street via a left onto Dexter Street and then resume regular route.

Route 75 (Dexter/Lincoln Mall):

Inbound: Trips into downtown Pawtucket will travel the regular route to Dexter and Goff Streets, right onto Bayley Street, right onto Pine Street, and then right onto Goff Street.  Passengers will board and alight during this time on Goff Street between Commerce and Pine Streets (along the chain link fence just afterArmando & Son’s Meat Market).

Outbound: Trips leaving downtown Pawtucket will leave Goff Street via a left onto Dexter Street and then resume regular route.

Route 76 (Central Avenue):

Inbound: Trips into downtown Pawtucket will travel regular route to George Bennett Highway, right onto Division Street, right onto George Street, right onto East Avenue through to High Street, left onto Exchange Street through to Goff Street, left onto Dexter Street, right onto Bayley Street, right onto Pine Street, and then right onto Goff Street.  Passengers will board and alight during this time on Goff Street between Commerce and Pine Streets (along the chain link fence just afterArmando & Son’s Meat Market).

Outbound: Trips leaving downtown Pawtucket will leave via Goff Street, right onto Dexter Street through to Park Place West, left onto Division Street, left onto George Bennett Highway, and then resume regular route.  

Route 78 (Beverage Hill):

Inbound: Trips into downtown Pawtucket will leave Goff Street via a right onto Dexter Street, travel through to Park Place, left onto Division Street, right onto School Street and then resume regular route.  

Outbound: Trips leaving downtown Pawtucket will travel the regular route to Prospect and Division Streets, left onto Division Street, right onto George Street, right onto East Avenue through to High Street, left onto Exchange Street through to Goff Street, left onto Dexter Street, right onto Bayley Street, right onto Pine Street, and then right onto Goff Street.  Passengers will board and alight during this time on Goff Street between Commerce and Pine Streets (along the chain link fence just afterArmando & Son’s Meat Market).

R-Line (Broad/North Main) – Trips Via Main Street:

Inbound: Trips will leave Goff Street via a right onto Dexter Street, and then resume regular route.

Outbound: Trips will travel the regular route to Goff Street and then turn right onto Goff Street.  Passengers will board and alight during this time on Goff Street between Commerce and Pine Streets (along the chain link fence just afterArmando & Son’s Meat Market).

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