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RIPTA TO DETOUR TWO ROUTES DUE TO WINTER STORM ON MARCH 8, 2018

March 8, 2018

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) announced that two routes are on detour today, Thursday, March 8, 2018 due to winter weather effects. Routes 29 and 87 are currently on detour.  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 hard to maintain service during this storm.

The following routes are on detour:

Route 29 (Cowesett/Kent County):

Route 29 is currently on detour due to a pole down on Commonwealth Avenue. 
Eastbound trips will travel the regular route to CCRI, right onto Commonwealth Avenue, left onto College Hill Road, left onto Rte. 2, left onto Toll Gate Road, and then resume regular route.


Westbound trips will travel the regular route to Toll Gate Road, continue onto Toll Gate Road, right onto Rte. 2, right onto Rte. 113, right into CCRI, turn around in CCRI lot and resume a regular route.

Route 87 (Fairmount/Walnut Hill):

Route 87 trips will not service Fairmount Street until further notice due to slippery roads.

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 https://www.ripta.com/service-alerts; RIPTA will e-mail system disruption notices to passengers on this distribution list.