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RIPTA to Detour Seventeen Routes in Providence to Accommodate the Downtown Jingle 5K on Sunday, December 12, 2021

December 1, 2021

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The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will detour seventeen bus routes in the downtown Providence area on Sunday, December 12, 2021 in order to accommodate the Downtown Jingle 5K Road Race.  Bus Routes 1, 17, 19, 33, 34, 35, 50, 51, 54, 55, 56, 57, 60, 72, 78, 92 and the R-Line will be detoured from 9am until 1pm.   Passengers can expect short delays during the Downtown Jingle 5K.  

The following routes will be detoured on Sunday, December 12, 2021:

Route 1 (Eddy/Hope/Benefit):

Northbound trips will travel the regular route.

Southbound trips will travel the regular route to the East Side Tunnel, turn right onto South Main St., left onto Smith St., left onto Gaspee St. through to Francis St., left onto Washington St., right onto Exchange St., right onto Fulton St. and then resume regular route.

Route 17 (Dyer/Pocasset):

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to Washington St., turn right onto Exchange St., right onto Fulton St. and then resume regular route.

Outbound trips will travel the regular route.

Route 19 (Plainfield/Westminster):

Please refer to the Route 17 (Dyer/Pocasset) detour.

Route 33 (Riverside):

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to the East Side Tunnel, turn right onto South Main St., left onto Smith St., left onto Gaspee St., continue on to Francis St., and then left onto Washington St. to Bus Stop H.

Outbound trips will travel the regular route.

Route 34 (East Providence):

Please refer to the Route 33 (Riverside) detour.

Route 35 (Rumford/Newport Ave.):

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

Outbound trips will turn right onto Exchange St., right onto Fulton St., left onto Dorrance St., right onto Dyer St. through to Eddy St., left onto Point St., right onto South Main St. and then resume regular route.

Route 50 (Douglas Ave./Bryant University):

Inbound trips will travel regular route to State St., turn right onto Smith St., left onto Francis St. and then resume regular route.

Outbound trips will turn left onto Exchange Terrace, left onto Francis St., left onto Smith St. and then resume regular route.

Route 51 (Charles St./Twin River/CCRI):

Inbound trips will travel regular route to Canal St., turn right onto Smith St., left onto Francis St., continue onto Dorrance St. and then resume regular route.

Outbound trips will turn left onto Exchange St., left onto Exchange Terrace, right onto Francis St., right onto Smith St., left onto Mill St., continue onto Charles St. and then resume regular route.

Route 54 (Lincoln Woonsocket):

Please refer to the Route 51 (Charles St./Twin River/CCRI) detour.

Route 55 (Admiral/Providence College):

Please refer to the Route 50 (Douglas Ave./Bryant University) detour.

Route 56 (Chalkstone Ave.):

Please refer to the Route 50 (Douglas Ave./Bryant University) detour.

Route 57 (Smith St.):

Please refer to the Route 50 (Douglas Ave./Bryant University) detour.

Route 60 (Providence/Newport):

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

Outbound trips will turn right onto Exchange St., right onto Fulton St., right onto Dorrance St., continue onto Francis St., left onto I-95 South to I-195 East and then resume regular route.

Route 72 (Weeden/Central Falls):

Please refer to the Route 51 (Charles St./Twin River/CCRI) detour.

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):

EAST: Inbound trips from Rhode Island College will travel the regular route to Bus Stop J, turn right onto Exchange St., right onto Fulton St., left onto Dorrance St., right onto Dyer St. and then resume regular route.

WEST:  Trips from Eastside Market will travel the regular route to Dyer St., turn left onto Dorrance St., right onto Lower Weybosset St., continue onto Exchange St., and then left onto Fulton Street to Bus Stop D.

R-Line:

Southbound trips will travel the regular route to the intersection of North Main and

Smith Streets, turn right onto Smith St., left onto Francis St., continue onto Dorrance St., left onto Washington St., right onto Exchange St., right onto Fulton St. and then resume regular route. 

Northbound trips will travel the regular route to Bus Stop J, turn left onto Exchange St., right onto Washington St., left onto South Main St. and then resume regular route.  

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