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RIPTA TO DETOUR TWENTY-TWO ROUTES IN PROVIDENCE TO ACCOMMODATE THE GLORIA GEMMA 5K ROAD RACE ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2016

August 22, 2016

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will detour twenty-two bus routes in the downtown Providence area on Sunday, October 2, 2016 in order to accommodate the Gloria Gemma 5K Road Race.  Routes 1, 3, 17, 19, 21, 30, 31, 33, 34, 35, 50, 51, 54, 55, 56, 57, 60, 66, 72, 78, 92 and the R-Line will be detoured from 8AM until 2PM. Sections of Memorial Boulevard, Francis, Dyer and Eddy Streets will be closed during this time.   All RIPTA bus lines are to expect minor delays around Kennedy Plaza between 11:00am and 2:00pm.

The following routes will be on detour from 8AM to 2PM on Sunday, October 2, 2016:

ROUTE 1 SOUTH (EDDY/HOPE/BENEFIT)

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to the intersection of the East Side Tunnel and North Main Street, right onto North Main Street through to Canal Street, left onto Orms Street, right onto Douglas Avenue, right onto the Rte. 146S on-ramp, travel through to I-95S, right at the Atwells Exit, left onto Atwells Avenue, right onto Empire Street, left onto Washington Street, right onto Exchange Street, and then right onto Fulton Street to Bus Stop D. Trips will then turn left onto Dorrance Street, right onto Weybosset Street, left onto Chestnut Street, left onto Point Street, right onto Richmond Street through to Eddy Street, and then resume regular route.

ROUTE 1 NORTH (EDDY/HOPE/BENEFIT)

Outbound trips will travel the regular route to Rhode Island Hospital, turn left onto Eddy Street, left onto Richmond Street, right onto Weybosset Street, left onto Dorrance Street, and then right onto Washington Street to Bus Stop I. Trips will then turn left onto

Exchange Street, left onto Exchange Terrace through to Sabin Street, right onto Atwells Avenue, right onto the I-95N on-ramp, right at the State Offices Exit, left onto Orms Street, right onto Charles Street through to Canal Street, left onto Washington Street, into the East Side Tunnel and then resume regular route.

ROUTE 3 (WARWICK AVE.)

Inbound trips into will travel the regular route to the intersection of Eddy and Richmond Streets, turn left onto Richmond Street, right onto Weybosset through to Lower Weybosset, continue onto Exchange Street, and then turn left onto Fulton Street to Bus Stop E.

Outbound trips will leave Fulton Street, turn left onto Dorrance Street, right onto Weybosset Street, left onto Chestnut Street, left onto Point Street, right onto Richmond Street and then resume regular route.

ROUTE 17 (DYER/POCASSET)

Inbound trips will travel the regular routeto Washington and Exchange Streets, right onto Exchange Street, right onto Fulton Street and then resume regular route.

Outbound trips will travel the regular route.

ROUTE 19 (PLAINFIELD/WESTMINSTER)

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

Route 21 (Reservoir/Garden City)

Inbound trips will travel the regular routeto Rte. 10 and the Dean Street Exit, right onto Dean Street, left onto Atwells Avenue, left onto Broadway, right onto Empire Street, left onto Fountain Street, right onto Dorrance Street, left onto Washington Street, right onto Exchange Street, and then right onto Fulton Street to Bus Stop C.

Outbound trips turn right onto Francis Street, left onto Rte. 10 and then resume regular route.

ROUTE 30 (ARLINGTON/OAKLAWN)

Please refer to the Route 21 (Reservoir/Garden City) detour.

ROUTE 31 (CRANSTON ST.)

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

ROUTE 33 (RIVERSIDE)

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to Angell and Gano Streets, left onto Gano Street, right onto I-195W through to I-95N, right at the Point Street Exit, right Broad Street through to Weybosset Street, left onto Dorrance Street, and then right onto Washington Street to Bus Stop H.

Outbound trips will turn left onto Exchange Street, left onto Exchange Terrace, right onto Francis Street, left onto I-95 South, right onto I-195 East, right at the Gano Street Exit, left onto India Street, right onto Gano Street, right onto Waterman Street and then resume regular route.

ROUTE 34 (EAST PROVIDENCE)

Please refer to the Route 33 (Riverside) detour.

ROUTE 35 (RUMFORD)

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to I-195 West, right at the Point Street Exit, right onto Broad Street through to Weybosset Street, left onto Dorrance Street, and then right onto Washington Street to Bus Stop H.

Outbound trips will turn left onto Exchange Street, left onto Exchange Terrace, right onto Francis Street, left onto the I-95 South on-ramp, right onto I-195 East, and then resume regular route.

ROUTE 50 (DOUGLAS AVE.)

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to Douglas Avenue and then travel onto the Rte. 146S on-ramp, left onto Rte. 146S to I-95S, right at the Atwells Avenue Exit, left onto Atwells Avenue, left onto Broadway, right onto Empire Street, left onto Fountain Street, right onto Dorrance Street, left onto Washington Street, and then left onto East Approach, to Bus Stop V.

Outbound trips turn left onto Exchange Terrace, right onto Francis Street, left onto the I-95N on-ramp, right at the State Offices Exit, right onto Orms Street, right onto Douglas Avenue, and then resume regular route.

ROUTE 51 (CHARLES STREET)

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to the intersection of Charles and Orms Streets, right onto Orms Street, right onto Douglas Avenue, right onto the Rte. 146 South on-ramp to I-95 South, right at the Atwells Avenue Exit, left onto Atwells Avenue, left onto Broadway, right onto Empire Street, left onto Fountain Street, right onto Dorrance Street, and then left onto Washington Street to Bus stop G.

Outbound trips will turn left onto Exchange Street, left onto Exchange Terrace, right onto Francis Street, left onto the I-95 North on-ramp, right at the State Offices Exit, left onto Orms Street, left onto Charles Street and then resume regular route.

ROUTE 54 (LINCOLN/WOONSOCKET)

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to I-95 South, right at the Atwells Avenue Exit, left onto Atwells Avenue, left onto Broadway, right onto Empire Street, left onto Fountain Street, right onto Dorrance Street, and then left onto Washington Street to Bus Stop G. 

Outbound trips will turn left onto Exchange Street, left onto Exchange Terrace, right onto Francis Street, left onto the I-95 North on-ramp and then resume regular route.

ROUTE 55 (ADMIRAL ST.)

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to the intersection of Charles and Orms Streets, turn right onto Orms Street, right onto Douglas Avenue, turn right onto the Rte. 146S on-ramp, travel through to I-95S, right at the Atwells Exit, left onto Atwells Avenue, left onto Broadway, right onto Empire Street, left onto Fountain Street, right onto Dorrance Street, left onto Washington Street, and then left onto East Approach to Bus Stop V.

Outbound trips will turn left onto Exchange Terrace, right onto Francis Street, left onto the I-95N on-ramp, right at the State Offices Exit, left onto Orms Street, left onto Charles Street, and then resume regular route.

ROUTES 56 (CHALKSTONE AVE.)

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to the intersection of Smith and Park Streets, left onto Park Street, left onto Orms Street, right onto Douglas Avenue, right onto the Rte. 146 South on-ramp through to I-95S, right at the Atwells Avenue Exit, left onto Atwells Avenue, left onto Broadway, right onto Empire Street, left onto Fountain Street, right onto Dorrance Street, left onto Washington Street, and then left onto East Approach to Bus Stop V.

Outbound trips turn left onto Exchange Terrace, right onto Francis Street, left onto the I-95N on-ramp, right at the State Offices Exit, left onto Orms Street, right ont State Street, right onto Smith Street and then resume regular route.

ROUTE 57 (SMITH ST.)

Please refer to the Routes 56 (Chalkstone Ave.)  detour.

ROUTE 60 (PROVIDENCE/NEWPORT)

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to I-195 West and South Main Street Exit, continue on I-195 West through to I-95 North, right at the Broadway Exit, right onto Broadway, right onto Empire Street, left onto Fountain Street, right onto Dorrance Street, left onto Washington Street, left onto East Approach and then right onto Exchange Terrace to Bus Stop Y.

Outbound trips will turn right onto Exchange Street, right onto Fulton Street , left onto Dorrance Street, right onto Weybosset Street through to 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, right onto Broadway, right onto Empire Street, left onto Fountain Street, right onto Dorrance Street, left onto Washington Street, right onto Exchange Street, and then right onto Fulton Street to Bus Stop D.

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

ROUTE 72 (WEEDEN/CENTRAL FALLS)

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to the intersection of Charles and Orms Streetsright onto Orms Street,right onto Douglas Avenue, right onto the Rte. 146 South on-ramp through to I-95 South, right at the Atwells Avenue Exit, left onto Atwells Avenue, left onto Broadway, right onto EmpireStreet, left onto Fountain Street, right onto Dorrance Street, and then left onto Washington Street to Bus Stop G.

Outbound trips will turn left onto Exchange Street, left onto Exchange Terrace, right onto Francis Street, left onto I-95 North, right at the State Offices Exit, left onto Orms Street, left onto Charles Street, and then resume regular route.

ROUTE 78 (BEVERAGE HILL/NEWPORT AVE.)

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to I-195 West through to I-95 North, right at the Point Street Exit, right onto Broad Street through to Weybosset Stree, left onto Dorrance Street, and then right onto Washington Street to Bus Stop H.

Outbound trips will turn left onto Exchange Street, left onto Exchange Terrace, right onto Francis Street, left onto the I-95 South on-ramp, right onto I-195 East, and then resume regular route.

ROUTE 92 (FEDERAL HILL/EAST SIDE)

WEST: Inbound trips from East Side Market will travel the regular route to the intersection of Pitman and Gano Streets, left onto Gano Street, right onto 195-W through to I-95N, right at the Downtown Exit, right onto Francis Street through to Dorrance Street, left onto Washington Street, right onto Exchange Street, and then right onto Fulton Street to Bus Stop E. Trips will then turn right onto Dorrance Street, left onto Washington Street, right onto Dave Gavitt Way, left onto Atwells Avenue and then resume regular route.

EAST: Inbound trips from Federal Hill will travel the regular route to Bus Stop J.

Outbound trips will leave via a left onto Exchange Street, left onto Exchange Terrace, right onto Francis Street, left onto I-95S to I-195E, right at the Gano  Street Exit, left onto India Street, right onto Gano Street, right onto Pitman Street, and then resume regular route.

R-LINE (BROAD/NORTH MAIN)

SOUTH Inbound trips will travel the regular route to the intersection of N. Main and Randall Streets, right onto Randall Street, left onto Charles Street, right onto Orms Street, right onto Douglas Avenue, right onto the Rte. 146S on-ramp through to I-95S, right at the Atwells Exit, left onto Atwells Avenue, left onto Broadway, right onto Empire Street, left onto Fountain Street, right onto Dorrance Street, left onto  Washington Street, left onto Exchange Street, and then right onto Fulton Street to Bus Stop A.

NORTH Outbound trips will travel the regular route to Bus Stop F, turn left onto Exchange Street, left onto Exchange Terrace through to Sabin Street, right onto Atwells Avenue, right onto the I-95N on-ramp, right at the State Offices Exit, left onto Orms Street, left onto Charles Street, right onto Randall Street, left onto N. Main Street and then resume regular route.

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