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RIPTA TO DETOUR SEVEN BUS ROUTES IN THE PROVIDENCE AREA TO ACCOMMODATE DAY OF PORTUGAL PARADE ON SUNDAY, JUNE 11, 2017

April 14, 2017

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The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will detour bus routes in the Providence area to accommodate the Day of Portugal Parade.  Routes 50, 51, 55, 56, 57, 72, and the R-Line will be detoured beginning at 2:00pm until 3:30pm on Sunday, June 11, 2017. For more information on the Day of Portugal Celebration, visit https://www.ridayofportugal.org/

The following detours will be in effect on Sunday, June 11, 2017:

Route 50 (Douglas Avenue):

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to Smith Street, right onto Smith Street, left onto Francis Street, and then resume regular route.

Outbound trips will turn right onto Exchange Street, right onto Fulton Street, right onto Dorrance Street through to Francis Street, left onto Smith Street 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, left onto State Street, right onto Smith Street, left onto Francis Street though to Dorrance Street to Kennedy Plaza and then resume regular route.

Outbound trips will leave Kennedy Plaza via a right onto Exchange Street, left onto Fulton Street, right onto Memorial Boulevard, left onto College Hill, left onto South Main Street and then resume regular route. Service to the Train Station has been suspended.

Route 55 (Admiral Street/Providence College):

Please refer to the Route 51 (Charles Street) detour.

Route 56 (Chalkstone Avenue):

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to Smith Street, right onto Francis Street, and then resume regular route.

Outbound trips will turn right onto Exchange Terrace, right onto Exchange Street, right onto Fulton Street, right onto Dorrance Street through to Francis Street, and then resume regular route.

Route 57 (Smith Street):

Please refer to the Route 56 (Chalkstone Avenue) detour.

Route 72 (Weeden/Central Falls):

Please refer to the Route 51 (Charles Street) detour.

R-Line (Broad/North Main):

Southbound trips will travel the regular route to the intersection of North Main and Randall Streets, right onto Randall Street, left onto Charles Street, right onto Orms Street, left onto State Street, right onto Smith Street, left onto Francis Street through to Dorrance Street, left onto lower Weybosset Street through to Exchange Street, and then left onto Fulton Street to Bus Stop A.

Northbound trips will travel the regular route to Kennedy Plaza, continue on Washington Street, left onto North Main Street and then resume regular route.

For schedule information, please call 781-9400 or visit ripta.com.

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