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RIPTA TO DETOUR TEN ROUTES DUE TO WINTER WEATHER EFFECTS ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2015

February 27, 2015

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) announced that ten routes are on detour Friday, February 27, 2015, as regular service resumes following winter weather conditions.  Accumulated snow in some areas and unplowed secondary roads make it difficult for RIPTA vehicles to travel safely.  Routes 1, 3, 6, 18, 29, 34, 49, 64, 87 and 92 are currently on detour.  RIPTA will continue to restore service on those routes as conditions allow and will also advise riders of any other detours.  Passengers are encouraged to check www.RIPTA.com for updates throughout the day. Riders may expect some delays on all routes due to weather conditions and are advised to use extreme caution at bus stops due to decreased visibility and slippery conditions.

The safety of our employees and passengers is RIPTA’s top priority. RIPTA apologizes for the inconvenience and asks for the public’s understanding as we work around to restore service.

The following routes are on detour:

Route 1 (Eddy Street): 

Northbound trips after Rhode Island Hospital are bypassing Richmond Street and continuing on Eddy Street to Dorrance Street and then to Kennedy Plaza. 

These detours are in effect before 2PM and after 4PM: Northbound trips from the East Side Tunnel will travel regular route to Waterman Street, left onto Hope Street, bypassing Brook Street, and then resume regular route.  Southbound trips will travel the regular route to Hope Street; continue on Hope Street, and then turn right onto Angell Street, left onto Thayer Street, and then resume regular route.

Buses will not use the East Side Tunnel to travel to the East Side area.  These detours will be in effect between 2PM and 4PM ONLY: Northbound trips leaving Kennedy Plaza will travel regular route to left onto North Main Street, right onto Olney Street, left onto Hope Street and then resume regular route.  Southbound trips will travel the regular route to Hope Street, right onto Olney Street, right onto North Main Street, left at the first turnaround to Canal Street, and then resume regular route.

Route 3 (Warwick Ave):

Inbound trips after Rhode Island Hospital are bypassing Richmond Street and continuing on Eddy Street to Dorrance Street and then to Kennedy Plaza. 

Route 6 (Prairie Avenue): 

No service to CCRI Providence campus; buses will stay on Prairie Avenue.

Route 18 (Union Ave):

Trips will not service Chapin Avenue and Ellery Street. 

Outbound trips will travel the regular route to Cranston Street; stay on Cranston Street, right onto Route 10 ramp, then left onto Union Avenue where regular route will resume. Detour will reverse on inbound trips.

Route 29 (Kent County): 

No service to the beginning of Highland Street (from Main Street to Pleasant Street).  Buses will travel regular route to Main Street, right onto Main Street, right on Pleasant Street, left onto Highland Street, left onto Main Street, and then resume regular route.

Route 34 (East Providence):

Inbound trips will not service the back of Evergreen Apartments. Trips leaving the apartment complex will continue on Evergreen Drive, turn right onto Warren Avenue and then resume regular route.

Route 49 (Camp St./Miriam Hospital):

Trips will not service Miriam Hospital.

Outbound trips from the East Side Tunnel will travel the regular route to Waterman Street, left onto Hope Street (avoiding Brook Street), continue regular route to Doyle Street, right onto North Main Street, left onto Smithfield Avenue, left onto Nashua Street, and then left onto Frost Street. 

Inbound trips will travel from Frost Street, turn right onto North Main Street, left onto Doyle Street, right onto Hope Street, continue on Hope Street, right onto Angell Street and then resume regular route.

Route  64 (Newport/URI):

Outbound trips will not use Third Street.  Trips will exit the Gateway Center, turn right onto Gladys Carr Bolhouse Road, left onto America’s Cup Avenue, left onto Admiral Kalbfus Road, continue to the rotary, and then resume regular route.

Route 87(Fairmont/Walnut Hill):

Trips will not service Morin Heights. Inbound and Outbound trips will use Cass Avenue.

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

Westbound trips from Kennedy Plaza will travel the regular route to right onto Eagle Street, left onto Valley Street, right onto Atwells Avenue and then resume regular route. REVERSE on Eastbound from RI College.

Eastbound trips leaving Kennedy Plaza will travel regular route to Wickenden Street, continue on Waterman Street (bypassing Brook Street), right onto Hope Street, left onto Wickenden Street, then left on Gano Street (bypassing Ives Street), and then right on Pitman Street to regular route. 

Westbound trips leaving Eastside Market will travel the regular route to Pitman Street, left onto Pitman Street, left onto Gano Street (bypassing Ives Street), right onto Wickenden Street, and then resume regular route.

Passengers are strongly advised to monitor news reports, check www.RIPTA.com and RIPTA’s social media outlets (Facebook @RideRIPTA, Twitter @RIPTA_RI) for service advisory updates.  RIPTA urges passengers to sign up for electronic News Updates at http://www.ripta.com/detours-news; RIPTA will e-mail system disruption notices to passengers on this distribution list.

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