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RIPTA TO DETOUR SIX ROUTES DUE TO WINTER WEATHER EFFECTS ON FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2015

March 13, 2015

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The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) announced that six routes are on detour Friday, March 13, 2015, due to winter weather effects. Parked cars and streets narrowed by snow make it difficult for RIPTA vehicles to travel safely.  Routes 1, 3, 6, 18, 64, and 92 are currently on detour.   RIPTA will continue to restore service on those routes as conditions allow and will also advise riders of any other detours due to winter weather effects. Riders may expect some delays on all routes due to weather conditions and are advised to use extreme caution at bus stops due to decreased visibility and slippery conditions.

The safety of our employees and passengers is RIPTA’s top priority. RIPTA apologizes for the inconvenience and asks for the public’s understanding as we work around to maintain service during this storm.  

The following routes are on detour:

Route 1 (Eddy Street):

Northbound trips on Eddy Street will continue on Eddy after Rhode Island Hospital (bypassing Richmond Street), continue on Eddy Street through to Dorrance Street, right onto lower Weybosset, and then resume regular route to continue to Kennedy Plaza.

These detours are in effect BEFORE 2PM and AFTER 4PM:

Northbound trips from the East Side Tunnel will travel regular route to Waterman Street, left onto

Hope Street, bypassing Brook Street, and then resume regular route.

Southbound trips will travel the regular route to Hope Street; continue on Hope Street, and then turn right onto Angell Street, left onto Thayer Street, and then resume regular route.

Buses will not use the East Side Tunnel to travel to the East Side area.

These detours will be in effect between 2PM and 4PM ONLY:

Northbound trips leaving Kennedy Plaza will travel regular route to left onto North Main Street, right onto Doyle Street, left onto Hope Street and then resume regular route.

Southbound trips will travel the regular route to Hope Street, right onto Doyle Street, left onto North Main Street, travel through to Canal Street and then resume regular route.

Route 3 (Warwick Avenue):

Inbound trips will stay on Eddy Street after Rhode Island Hospital (bypassing Richmond Street), continuing on Eddy Street to Dorrance Street, right onto Lower Weybosset, and then continue regular route to Kennedy Plaza. 

Route 6 (Prairie Avenue): 

No service to CCRI Providence campus, buses will stay on Prairie Avenue Inbound and outbound. 

Route 18 (Union Ave):

Trips will not service Chapin Avenue and Ellery Street.  Outbound trips will travel the regular route to Cranston Street; stay on Cranston Street, right onto Route 10 ramp, then left onto Union Avenue where regular route will resume. REVERSE on Inbound.  

Route 64 (Newport): 

Outbound buses will not use Third Street, exiting the Gateway Center to right on Gladys Carr Bolhouse Road, left on America’s Cup Avenue,  left on Admiral Kalbfus Road and then to the rotary where they will resume regular route.

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

Westbound trips from Kennedy Plaza will travel the regular route to right onto Eagle Street, left onto Valley Street, right onto Atwells Avenue, and then resume regular route. REVERSE on Eastbound from RI College.

Eastbound trips from Kennedy Plaza will travel the regular route to Wickenden Street, left onto Gano Street (bypassing Ives Street), right on Pitman Street and then resume regular route. 

Westbound trips from Eastside Market will travel the regular route to Pitman Street, left onto Pitman Street, left onto Gano Street (bypassing Ives Street), right on Wickenden Street and then resume regular route to Kennedy Plaza.

Passengers are strongly advised to monitor news reports, check www.RIPTA.com and RIPTA’s social media outlets (Facebook @RideRIPTA, Twitter @RIPTA_RI) for service advisory updates.  RIPTA urges passengers to sign up for electronic News Updates at http://www.ripta.com/detours-news; RIPTA will e-mail system disruption notices to passengers on this distribution list.

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