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RIPTA TO DETOUR FIFTEEN ROUTES IN PROVIDENCE TODAY, THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2016 TO ACCOMMODATE HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS

March 17, 2016

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The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) is detouring fifteen routes in Providence today, Thursday, March 17, 2016 from now until the end of the service day to accommodate ongoing celebrations in Downtown Providence.  RIPTA buses will not use Washington Street or Francis Street Hill during this time. Routes 6, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 27, 28, 31, 50, 55, 56, 57, 92 and the R-Line are currently on detour.  Passengers should expect delays in the downtown area during this time.

The following detours will are in effect on Thursday, March 17, 2016:  

Route 6 (Prairie/Roger Williams Zoo):

Outbound trips will leave Kennedy Plaza, turn left onto Dorrance Street, right onto Weybosset Street, continue on Broad Street and then resume regular route.

Reverse on Inbound.

Route 17 (Dyer/Pocasset):

Outbound trips will leave Kennedy Plaza, turn left onto Dorrance Street, right onto Weybosset Street, right onto Service Road, left onto Westminster Street and then resume regular route.

Reverse on Inbound.

Route 18 (Union Ave.):

Refer to the Route 17 (Dyer/Pocasset) detour  

Route 19 (Plainfield/Westminster):

Refer to the Route 17 (Dyer/Pocasset) detour  

Route 20 (Elmwood Ave/T.F. Green Airport):

Refer to the Route 6 (Prairie/Roger Williams Zoo) detour.

Route 22 (Pontiac Ave.):

Refer to the Route 6 (Prairie/Roger Williams Zoo) detour.

Route  27 (Broadway/Manton):

Outbound trips will leave Kennedy Plaza, turn left onto Dorrance Street, right onto Weybosset Street, right onto Service Road, left onto Broadway and then resume regular route.

Reverse on Inbound.

Route  28 (Broadway/Hartford):

Please refer to the Route 27 (Broadway/Manton) detour.

Route 31 (Cranston St.):

Refer to the Route 17 (Dyer/Pocasset) detour  

Route 50 (Douglas Avenue):

Outbound trips leaving Kennedy Plaza will turn left onto North Main Street, left onto Smith Street, right onto Park Street, left onto Orms Street and then resume regular route.

Reverse on Inbound.

Route 55 (Admiral/Providence College):

Outbound trips leaving Kennedy Plaza will turnright onto Exchange Terrace, left onto Exchange Street, right onto Memorial Boulevard, left onto Washington Street, left onto North Main Street and then resume regular route.

Reverse on Inbound.

Route 56 (Chalkstone Avenue):

Outbound trips leaving Kennedy Plaza will turn left onto North Main Street, left onto Smith Street and then resume regular route.

Reverse on Inbound.

Route 57 (Smith Street):

Outbound trips leaving Kennedy Plaza will turn left onto North Main Street, left onto Smith Street and then resume regular route.

Reverse on Inbound.

Route 92 West:

Outbound trips will leave Kennedy Plaza, turn left onto Dorrance Street, right onto Weybosset Street, right onto Service Road, left onto Atwells Avenue and then resume regular route.

Reverse on Inbound.

R-Line

Refer to the Route 6 (Prairie/Roger Williams Zoo) detour. 

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