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RIPTA to Detour Six Routes in Pawtucket to Accommodate the Blackstone Valley Running Festival on Sunday, April 23, 2017

March 27, 2017

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will detour six bus routes in the Pawtucket area on Sunday, April 23, 2017 in order to accommodate the Blackstone Valley Running Festival, which includes the Annual Blackstone Valley Half Marathon.  Bus routes 1, 71, 72, 75, 78 and the R-Line will be detoured from 6:00am until 12:30pm.   Roosevelt Avenue will be closed for the duration of the race.  Main Street will reopen as the race passes.

Passengers can expect short delays on these routes during the Blackstone Valley Running Festival. The following routes will detour from 6:00am until 12:30pm:

Route 1 (Eddy/Hope/Benefit):

Inbound tripsleaving the S. Attleboro Train Station will travel regular route to the intersection of Broadway and Exchange Street, continue on Broadway through to Main Street, right onto High Street, left onto Exchange 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 then turn right onto Dexter Street and then resume regular route.

Outbound tripswill travel the regular route to George and Cedar Streets, 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).

Trips continuing on to the S. Attleboro Train Station will turn right onto Dexter Street, left onto Main Street through to Walcott Street, left onto the I-95 on-ramp, right at the Broadway Exit, and then resume regular route.

Route 71 (Broad Street):

Inbound trips will turn right onto Lonsdale Avenue, continue through to Dexter Street, left onto Hunt Street, right onto Broad Street, travel to the intersection of Broad and Goff Streets, right onto Goff Street, left onto Dexter Street, right onto Bayley Street, right onto Pine Street, 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 then turn right onto Dexter Street and then resume regular route.

Route 71 (Broad Street) continued:

Northbound trips willleave Job Lot via 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). Trips will then leave Goff Street, turn left onto Broad Street, left onto Hunt Street, right onto Dexter Street through to Lonsdale Avenue, left into the Stop & Shop Supermarket, and then resume regular route.  

Route 72 (Weeden/Central Falls):

Inbound tripswill travel regular route to Goff Street 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 after Armando & Son’s Meat Market).

Outbound tripswill leave via a left onto Dexter Street and then resume regular route.

Route 75 (Dexter/Lincoln Mall):

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to Dexter and Goff Streets, continue on 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).

Outbound tripswill travel regular route to Dexter and Goff Streets, left onto Dexter Street, and then resume regular route.

Route 78 (Beverage Hill):

Inbound trips will leave via Goff and Dexter Streets, right onto Dexter Street through to Main Street, left onto Main Street, right onto School Street, and then resume regular route.

Outbound trips will travel regular route to Prospect and Division Streets, left onto Division Street, right 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).

R-Line (Broad/North Main):

Inbound trips into Providence will leave via Goff and Dexter Streets, take a right onto Dexter Street, take a right onto Bayley Street, left onto Pine Street, and then resume regular route.

Outbound trips leaving downtown Providence will travel the regular route to 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).

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