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Due to the Stop & Shop Supermarket Strike, RIPTA will Detour Eighteen Routes Until Further Notice

April 12, 2019

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The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will detour Routes 9, 14, 17, 27, 28, 29, 33, 34, 54, 56, 63, 64, 66, 71, 75, 76, 78 and 92 due to the Stop & Shop strike. These detours are in effect until the strike ends.  RIPTA is continuing its regular service, but, in an abundance of caution, will not be stopping directly in front of stores affected by the strike. We ask passengers who normally board or alight at these bus stops to please find a safe alternative nearby. Drivers will be instructed to look for passengers and stop for them even if they are not at a marked bus stop. We apologize for any inconvenience and we thank everyone for their patience at this time. Safety remains our top priority.

The detour is as follows:

Route 9X (Pascoag Park-n-Ride):

Service to Stop & Shop suspended. Inbound passengers will be picked up and dropped off in front of Bank of America.  Outbound passengers will be picked up and dropped in front of the former Benny’s.

Route 14 (West Bay):

Trips will enter Salt Pond Plaza by Woodruff Road, turn left onto Service Road and exit to Rte. 108. Passengers will be picked up and dropped off on Service Road next to T’s Restaurant.

Route 17 (Dyer/Pocasset):

Trips will enter the plaza from Atwood Avenue, right behind Bank of America, and then exit the same way. Passengers will be picked up and dropped off on Atwood Avenue exit onto Service Road.

Route 27 (Broadway/Manton):

Trips will continue on Manton Avenue; no service to Stop & Shop. Passengers will be picked up and dropped off on Manton Avenue at bus shelters.

Route 28 (Broadway/Hartford):

Trips will enter the plaza, take a right behind Starbucks, loop the lot and exit the same way. Passengers will be picked up and dropped off at the exit to Service Road.

Route 29 (Cowesett/Kent County)

Trips will enter the plaza from Cowesett Avenue, turn left onto Center Service Road, and then turn left to exit Rte. 2. Passengers will be picked up and dropped off on the road across from Applebee’s.

Route 33 (Riverside):

Trips will not service the Wampanoag Mall; passengers will be picked up and dropped off on Pawtucket Ave and Taunton Ave.  Passengers will be picked up and dropped off in front of Burger King. Passengers will also be dropped off on Rte. 44 in front of Shaw’s Plaza.

Route 34 (East Providence):

Trips will not service the Wampanoag Mall; passengers will be picked up and dropped off on Pawtucket Ave and Taunton Ave. Passengers will be picked up and dropped off in front of Burger King. Passengers will also be dropped off on Rte. 44 in front of Shaw’s Plaza.

Route 54 (Lincoln/Woonsocket):

Trips will enter Lincoln Mall via the 2nd entrance, left in front of Target to the bus stop, and then turn left to exit Lincoln Mall.  Passengers will be picked up and dropped off at the Target bus stop.

Route 56 (Chalkstone Avenue):

Trips will travel the regular route to Chalkstone Avenue through to Manton Avenue, left onto Manton Avenue, right at the Stop & Shop, right onto the service road exit via Fruit Hill Avenue, right onto Chalkstone Avenue and then resume regular route.   Passengers will be picked up and dropped off on the service road next to the car wash.

Route 63 (Broadway/Middletown Shops):

Trips will enter the main entrance, turn left onto Service Road toward Walmart and then exit Walmart. Passengers will be picked up on West Main Road in front of Stop & Shop.

Route 64 (Newport/URI Kingston):

Trips will enter the main entrance, turn left onto Service Road toward Walmart and then exit Walmart.  Passengers will be picked up in front of Walmart.

Route 66 (URI/Galilee):

Trips will enter Salt Pond Plaza by Woodruff Road, turn left onto Service Road and exit to Rte. 108.  Passengers will be picked up and dropped off on Service Road next to T’s Restaurant.

Route 71 (Broad St./Pawtucket Ave.):

Trips will enter the plaza after McDonald’s and then exit the same way.  Passengers will be picked up and dropped off on Mendon Road at the bus shelters in front of Stop & Shop.

Route 75 (Dexter/Lincoln Mall):

Trips will enter Lincoln Mall via the 2nd entrance, left in front of Target to the bus stop, and then turn left to exit Lincoln Mall. Passengers will be picked up and dropped off at the Target bus stop.

Route 76 (Central Ave.):

Service to the front doors of Stop & Shop suspended. Passengers will be picked up and dropped off in front of Sally’s Beauty Supplies.

Route 78 (Beverage Hill Ave./East Providence):

Trips will not service the Wampanoag Mall; passengers will be picked up and dropped off on Pawtucket Ave and Taunton Ave. Passengers will be picked up and dropped off in front of Burger King. Passengers will also be dropped off on Rte. 44 in front of Shaw’s Plaza.

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

Eastbound trips will travel the regular route to Pitman Street, enter the East Side Market Plaza, drop off and pick up passengers next to Rite Aid, and then exit the plaza the same way the bus entered. Passengers will be picked up and dropped off behind Rite Aid at the building mural.

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