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RIPTA to Detour Seventeen Routes on Sunday, May 2, 2021 for Providence Marathon

April 26, 2021

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Three Routes Will Be on Detour on Saturday, May 1, for Race Preparations

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will detour seventeen routes in the Providence area on Sunday, May 2, 2021, to accommodate the Providence Marathon. Routes 1, 21, 30, 33, 34, 35, 50, 51, 54, 55, 56, 57, 60, 72, 78, 92 and the R-Line will be detoured.  In addition, three routes – Routes 55, 56 and 57 – will be on detour on Saturday, May 1, 2021, for race preparations. Gaspee Street will be closed.  Please see details below.

SATURDAY, MAY 1 – FOLLOWING ROUTES WILL BE ON DETOUR ALL DAY AND NIGHT:

55 (Admiral Street/Providence College)

56 (Chalkstone Avenue)

Route 57 (Smith Street)

Inbound trips will travel regular route to Smith Street, turn left on Francis Street and then resume regular route.

Outbound trips will travel regular route to Francis Street, continue on Francis Street to Smith Street, and then resume regular route.

SUNDAY, MAY 2 – FOLLOWING ROUTES WILL BE ON DETOUR FROM 4AM TO 3PM:

R-Line (Broad/North Main):

NORTH Inbound trips will travel the regular route Exchange Street, turn left on Exchange Street, left on Memorial Boulevard, right on Francis Street, left on Smith Street, right on Park Street, right on Orms Street, left on Charles Street, right on Randall Street, left on North Main Street, and then resume regular route.

SOUTH Inbound trips will travel regular route to North Main Street, right on Smith Street, left on Francis Street, left on Memorial Boulevard, right on Exchange Street and then right on Fulton Street to Kennedy Plaza.

Route 1 (Eddy/Hope/Benefit):
Southbound trips from Pawtucket will travel regular route to North Main Street, then turn right on North Main Street, left on Smith Street, left on Francis Street to Dorrance Street, left on Washington Street, right on Exchange Street, and then right on Fulton Street to Kennedy Plaza.  From there it will resume regular route.

Northbound trips will travel regular route to Kennedy Plaza, turn left on Exchange Street, left on Memorial Boulevard to I-95 North, exit at State Offices, turn left on Orms Street to Randall, right on Hope Street to Thayer Street, left on Pidge Avenue, right on Pawtucket Avenue, and then left on George Street to resume regular route.

Route 21 (Reservoir Ave.):

Inbound trips will travel regular route to Memorial Boulevard, right on Exchange Street, right on Fulton Street to Kennedy Plaza.

Outbound trips will follow regular route.

Route 30 (Arlington/Oaklawn):

Please refer to detour for Route 21.

Route 33 (Riverside):

Inbound trips will travel regular route to Taunton Avenue, turn left on John Street, right on Taunton Avenue to I-195 West to I-95 North, exit right onto Broadway, turn right on Empire Street, left on Fountain Street, right on Dorrance Street  and then left on Washington Street to Kennedy Plaza.

Outbound trips will leave Kennedy Plaza by turning left on Exchange Street, left on Memorial Boulevard to I-95South and I-195 East, and then exit right on Taunton Avenue to resume regular route.

Route 34 (East Providence)

Inbound trips will travel regular route to Warren Ave., right onto I- 195 West to I-95 North, take the Downtown Exit, turn right on Francis Street to Dorrance Street, then left on Washington Street to Kennedy Plaza.

Outbound trips will leave Kennedy Plaza by turning right on Exchange Street, right on Fulton Street, right on Dorrance Street to Francis Street, left onto I-95 South to I-195 East, exit on Warren Avenue and then resume regular route.

Route 35 (Rumford/Newport Ave.):

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to I-195 West to I-95 North, exit right onto Broadway, turn right on Empire Street, left on Fountain Street, right on Dorrance Street and then left on Washington Street to Kennedy Plaza.

Outbound trips will leave Kennedy Plaza by turning left on Exchange Street, left on Memorial Boulevard to I-95 South and I-195 East, and then exit right onto Taunton Avenue to resume regular route.

Route 50 (Douglas Avenue):

Inbound trips will travel regular route to State Street, turn right on Smith Street and then left on Francis Streetto resume regular route.

Outbound trips will leave Kennedy Plaza via Exchange Street, turn left on Exchange Terrace, and follow Francis Street and Smith Street to resume regular route.

Route 51 (Charles Street):

Inbound trips will travel regular route to Mill and Smith Streets, turn right on Smith Street, left on Francis Street,  left on Finance Way, right on Exchange Street, left on Stillman, left on Park Row West and then resume regular route.

Outbound trips will travel regular route to Exchange Street, turn right on Stillman Street, left on Park Row West, right on Francis Street,  left on Smith Street, right on Park Street, right on Orms Street, and then left on Charles Street to resume regular route.

Route 54 (Lincoln/Woonsocket):

Please refer to detour for Route 51.

Route 55 (Admiral Street/Providence College):

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to Charles Street, turn right on Smith Street, left on Francis Street to Dorrance Street, then left on Washington Street to Kennedy Plaza.

Outbound trips will travel regular route to Francis Street, turn left on Smith Street, right on Park Street, right on Orms Street and then left on Charles Street to resume regular route.

Route 56 (Chalkstone Avenue):

Inbound trips will travel regular route to Smith Street and then right on Francis Street to resume regular route.

Outbound trips will turn right on Dorrance Street to Francis Street and then resume regular route.

Route 57 (Smith Street):

Inbound trips will travel regular route to Smith and Francis Streets, turn right on Francis Street to Dorrance Street and then resume regular route.

Outbound trips will travel regular route Francis Street, turn left on Smith Street and then resume regular route.

Route 60 (Providence/Newport):

Inbound trips into downtown Providence will travel regular route on I-195 West to I-95 North, exit right onto Francis Street,  and then turn left on Exchange Terrace to Kennedy Plaza.

Outbound trips will leave Providence by turning left on Exchange Street, left on Exchange Terrace, and then take I-95 South to I-195 East to resume regular route. 

Route 72 (Weeden/Central Falls):

Please refer to detour for Route 51.

Route 78 (Beverage Hill):

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to Taunton Avenue, turn onto I-195 West and 1-95 North, exit right on Broadway, turn right on Empire Street, left on Fountain Street, right on Dorrance Street  and left on Washington Street to Kennedy Plaza.

Outbound trips will turn left on Exchange Street, left on Exchange Terrace, right on Francis Street, left onto I-95 South and I-195 East , and then exit left onto Taunton Avenue to resume regular route.

Route 92 (RI College/Federal Hill/East Side) WEST:

WEST Inbound trips leaving from the East Side will travel regular route then left on Ives Street, left on Trenton Street, left on Governor Street, right on Wickenden Street, right on Brook Street, left on Angell Street, left on Thayer Street and right into the East Side Tunnel.  After the tunnel, Route will turn right on North Main Street, left on Francis Street to Dorrance Street, left on Weybosset Street to Exchange Street, and then left on Fulton Street to Kennedy Plaza.  

EAST Inbound trips leaving from Rhode Island College will travel regular route to Kennedy Plaza.  From there, they will turn right on Fulton Street, right on Dorrance, left on I-95 North, exit at State Offices, turn left on Orms Street, left on Charles Street, right on Randall Street to Doyle Street, right on Hope Street to Thayer Street, left on Waterman Street, right on Brook Street, and then left on Wickenden Street to terminate at Fox Point Manor.  The route will not service East Side Market for the duration of the detour.

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