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RIPTA to Detour Seven Routes in Providence to Accommodate the Monster Dash 5k on Sunday, October 27, 2019

September 25, 2019

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The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will detour seven bus routes in the downtown Providence area on Sunday, October 27, 2019 in order to accommodate the Monster Dash 5K Road Race.   This road race course will take runners through RIPTA’s historic bus tunnel. Routes 35, 60 and 78 will be detoured from 10am until 1pm.  Routes 1, 33, 34, and 92 will be detoured from 10am until 12pm. 

All RIPTA bus lines are to expect minor delays around Kennedy Plaza during the race.  

The following routes will detour as follows:

Route 1 (Eddy/Hope/Benefit): DETOUR IN EFFECT 10AM – 12PM

Northbound trips will travel the regular route to Bus Stop I, leave via Washington Street, turn left onto North Main Street, right onto Olney Street, right onto Hope Street through to Thayer Street, and then resume regular route.

Southbound trips will travel the regular route to the intersection of Thayer and Angell Streets, right onto Angell Street through to Steeple Street, left onto Memorial Boulevard, right onto Fulton Street to Bus Stop D and then resume regular route.   Passengers will be picked up and dropped off on Angell Street at the corner of Thayer Street.

Route 33 (Riverside): DETOUR IN EFFECT 10AM – 12PM

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to Angell Street, continue on Angell Street through to Steeple Street, and then resume regular route.    

Outbound trips will leave Bus Stop H via a left onto Exchange Street, right onto Memorial Boulevard, left onto Washington Street, left onto North Main Street, right onto Olney Street through to Thayer Street, left onto Waterman Street and then resume regular route.

Route 34 (East Providence): DETOUR IN EFFECT 10AM – 12PM

Please refer to the Route 33 (Riverside) detour.

Route 35 (Rumford/Newport Ave.): DETOUR IN EFFECT 10AM – 1PM

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to I-195 West through to I-95 North, right at the Downtown Exit, right onto Francis Street, and then left onto Washington Street to Bus Stop H.

Outbound trips will leave Bus Stop H via a left onto Exchange Street, left onto Memorial Boulevard, continue onto I-95 South through to I-195 East, and then resume regular route.

Route 60 (Providence/Newport): DETOUR IN EFFECT 10AM – 1PM

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to I-195 West, continue onto I-95 North, right at the Downtown Exit, right onto Francis Street, and then left onto Exchange Terrace to Bus Stop Y.  

Outbound trips will leave Bus Stop Y, turn left onto Exchange Street, left onto Memorial Boulevard to the I-95 South on-ramp, continuing on to I-195 East, and then resume regular route.

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

Please refer to the Route 35 (Rumford/Newport Ave.) detour.

Route 92 (RI/College/Federal Hill/East Side): DETOUR IN EFFECT 10AM – 12PM

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to the intersection of Wickenden and Brook Streets, right onto Brook Street, left onto Angell Street, continue on Angell Street through to Steeple Street, left onto Memorial Boulevard, right onto Fulton Street to Bus Stop D, and then resume regular route.  

Outbound trips will leave Bus Stop J via Washington Street, left onto North Main Street, right onto Olney Street, right onto Hope Street through to Thayer Street, left onto Waterman Street, right onto Brook Street, left onto Wickenden Street and then resume regular route.

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