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RIPTA TO DETOUR TWELVE ROUTES AND RELOCATE BUS STOPS TO ACCOMMODATE FUNERAL PROCESSION FOR FORMER MAYOR VINCENT “BUDDY” CIANCI JR. ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2016

February 5, 2016

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will detour twelve bus routes and relocate bus stops in the Providence area to accommodate funeral services for former Mayor Vincent “Buddy” Cianci Jr.  Routes 1, 3, 6, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 30, 31, 92 and the R-Line will be detoured beginning at 5:00am until 9:00am on Monday, February 8, 2016.   RIPTA Bus Stops A, B, C, D, and E will be temporarily relocated to Exchange Terrace.

The following detours will be in effect on Monday, February 8, 2016:

Route 1 (Eddy/Hope/Benefit)

Southbound trips will travel the regular route to Steeple Street through to Exchange Terrace to temporary Bus Stop C. Trips will then leave Exchange Terrace, turn right onto Francis Street, right onto Memorial Boulevard through to Dyer Street to Eddy Street, and then resume regular route.

Northbound trips will travel the regular route to Eddy Street, continue on Dyer Street through to Memorial Boulevard, left onto Steeple Street through to Exchange Street, left onto Dorrance Street, and then left onto Washington Street to Bus Stop H.

Route 3 (Warwick Ave.)

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to Memorial Boulevard and then left onto Steeple Street through to Exchange Terrace to temporary Bus Stop D.

Outbound trips will leave from temporary Bus Stop D on Exchange Terrace, turn right onto Francis Street, right onto Memorial Boulevard through to Dyer Street to Eddy Street and then resume regular route.

Route 6 (Prairie/R.W.Zoo)            

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to Point Street, continue on Point Street, turn left onto Eddy Street through to Dyer Street to Memorial Boulevard, and then left onto Steeple Street through to Exchange Terrace to temporary Bus Stop B.   

Outbound trips will leave from temporary Bus Stop B on Exchange Terrace, travel through to Sabin Street to Broadway, turn left onto Service Road and then resume regular route.

Route 17 (Dyer/Pocasset)

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to Washington Street, left onto Exchange Street, and then left onto Exchange Terrace to temporary Bus Stop E.

Outbound trips will leave Exchange Terrace traveling onto Sabin Street through to Broadway, left onto Service Road, right onto Westminster 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.)            

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to the intersection of Broad and Cahir Streets, left onto Cahir Street, right onto Westminister Street, left onto Service Road, right onto Washington Street, left onto Exchange Street, and then left onto Exchange Terrace to temporary Bus Stop B.

Outbound trips will leave from temporary Bus Stop B on Exchange Terrace, travel through to Sabin Street to Broadway, turn left onto Service Road and then resume regular route.

Route 22 (Pontiac Ave.)            

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

Route 30 (Arlington/Oaklawn)

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

Outbound trips will leave from temporary Bus Stop A on Exchange Terrace, turn right onto Francis Street, left onto the Rte. 10 on-ramp and then resume regular route.

Route 31 (Cranston St)

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to Washington Street, left onto Exchange Street, and then left onto Exchange Terrace to temporary Bus Stop C.

Outbound trips will leave from temporary Bus Stop C on Exchange Terrace, continue onto Sabin Street through to Broadway, turn left onto Service Road, turn right onto Westminster Street and then resume regular route.

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

Westbound trips will travel the regular route to Steeple Street through to the temporary Bus Stop D on Exchange Terrace.

Eastbound trips will travel the regular route.

R-Line (Broad/North Main)

Southbound trips will travel the regular route to the intersection of Exchange Street and

Exchange Terrace, and then turn right onto Exchange Terrace to temporary Bus Stop A.

Trips will then continue on Exchange Terrace through to Sabin Street, to Broadway, 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 Cahir Streets, left onto Cahir Street, right onto Westminister Street, left onto Service Road, and then right onto Washington Street to temporary Bus Stop F.

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