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RIPTA To Detour Nine Bus Routes In Pawtucket On Friday, October 15, 2021, To Accommodate Hispanic Heritage Month Festival

October 14, 2021

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Buses will not stop at the Pawtucket Transit Center between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will detour seven Pawtucket-based bus routes traveling on Friday, October 15, 2021 from 4:00pm to 9:00pm to accommodate the Hispanic Heritage Month Festival in Pawtucket.  Roosevelt Avenue will be closed during this time.

These following routes will pick up and drop off passengers on Goff Street along the chain-link fence between Commerce and Pine Streets (just after Armando & Son’s Meat Market).  These buses will not stop at the Pawtucket Transit Center between 4:00pm and 9:00pm on October 15, 2021.  

The following routes will detour from 4pm to 9pm on Friday, October 15, 2021:

Routes 1, 71, 72, 73, 75, 76, 78, 80 and the R-Line.

Detours are as follows:

Route 1 (Eddy/Hope/Benefit):

Northbound: Trips into downtown Pawtucket will travel regular route to George Street, left onto Cedar Street, right onto Pine Street, and then right onto Goff Street.   Passengers will board and alight during this time on Goff Street between Commerce and Pine Streets (along the chain-link fence just after Armando & Son’s Meat Market). Trips continuing to South Attleboro will then continue to Exchange Street and resume regular route.

Southbound leaving the train station:  Trips will travel the regular route to Broadway and Exchange Street; turn right onto Exchange Street, left onto Dexter Street, right onto Bayley Street, right onto Pine Street, and then right onto Goff Street to the temporary bus stop.   Passengers will board and alight during this time on Goff Street between Commerce and Pine Streets (along the chain-link fence just after Armando & Son’s Meat Market). Trips will then turn right onto Dexter Street and then resume regular route.

Route 71 (Broad Street):

Inbound trips leaving Ocean State Job Lot will travel regular route to East Avenue, turn left onto Cedar Street, right onto Pine Street, and then right onto Goff Street. Passengers will board and alight during this time on Goff Street between Commerce and Pine Streets (along the chain-link fence just after Armando & Son’s Meat Market).  Trips will then turn left onto Broad Street and then resume regular route.

Outbound trips leaving Stop & Shop travel regular route to Broad Street, turn right onto Exchange Street, left onto Goff Street, right onto Bayley Street, right onto Pine Street, right onto Goff Street to the temporary bus stop, right onto Dexter Street and then resume regular route.

Route 72 (Weeden/Central Falls):

Inbound trips will travel regular route to Goff and Dexter Streets, right onto Bayley Street, right onto Pine Street, and then right onto Goff Street.  Passengers will board and alight during this time on Goff Street between Commerce and Pine Streets (along the chain-link fence just after Armando & Son’s Meat Market).

Outbound trips will leave Goff Street via a left onto Dexter Street and then resume regular route.

Route 73 (Mineral Spring/Twin River/CCRI)

Inbound trips will travel regular route to Pine Street, turn left onto Pine Street, and then right onto Goff Street.  Passengers will board and alight during this time on Goff Street between Commerce and Pine Streets (along the chain link fence just afterArmando & Son’s Meat Market).

Outbound trips will leave Goff Street via a right onto Dexter Street and then resume regular route.

Route 75 (Dexter/Lincoln Mall):

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to Dexter and Goff Streets, right onto Bayley Street, right onto Pine Street, and then right onto Goff Street.  Passengers will board and alight during this time on Goff Street between Commerce and Pine Streets (along the chain-link fence just after Armando & Son’s Meat Market).

Outbound trips will leave Goff Street via a left onto Dexter Street and then resume regular route.

Route 76 (Central Avenue):

Inbound trips will travel regular route to Exchange Street, left onto Dexter Street, right onto Bayley Street, right onto Pine Street, and then right onto Goff Street to the temporary bus stop.  Passengers will board and alight during this time on Goff Street between Commerce and Pine Streets (along the chain-link fence just after Armando & Son’s Meat Market). Trips will then turn right onto Dexter Street and then resume regular route.

Outbound trips will leave via Goff Street, turn right onto Dexter Street, left onto Main Street and then resume regular route.

Route 78 (Beverage Hill):

Inbound trips will leave Goff Street via a right onto Dexter Street, travel through to Park Place, left onto Division Street, right onto School Street and then resume regular route.  

Outbound trips will travel the regular route to Prospect and Division Streets, left onto Division Street, right onto George Street, left onto Cedar Street, right onto Pine Street, and then right onto Goff Street.  Passengers will board and alight during this time on Goff Street between Commerce and Pine Streets (along the chain-link fence just after Armando & Son’s Meat Market).

Route 80 (Armistice Blvd):

Please refer to the Route 76 (Central Avenue) detour.

R-Line (Broad/North Main) – Trips via Main Street:

Inbound trips will leave Goff Street via a right onto Dexter Street, turn right onto Main Street and then resume regular route.

Outbound trips will travel the regular route to Goff Street and then turn right onto Goff Street.  Passengers will board and alight during this time on Goff Street between Commerce and Pine Streets (along the chain-link fence just after Armando & Son’s Meat Market).

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