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RIPTA to Detour Three Bus Routes in Providence On Saturday, March 21, 2020 to Accommodate St. Patrick’s Day Parade

February 10, 2020

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The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will detour Routes 50, 56, 57 in Providence on Saturday, March 21, 2020. Routes 56 and 57 will be on detour from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm to accommodate the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and then again from 3:00pm to 6:00pm for a block party on Smith Street.  Route 50 will be on detour from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

The following route detours will be in effect on Saturday, March 9, 2019: 

Route 50 (Douglas Avenue) DETOUR ENDS AT 3PM:

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to Douglas and Orms Streets, left onto Orms Street, right onto Charles Street to Canal Street, right onto Steeple Street to Exchange Terrace, left onto Dorrance Street, and then resume regular route.

Outbound trips will leave Kennedy Plaza via a left onto Exchange Street, left onto Memorial Boulevard onto I-95 North, right at the State Offices Exit, right onto Orms Street, right onto Douglas Avenue and then resume the regular route.

Route 56 (Chalkstone Avenue) 9AM to 3PM:

Inbound trips will travel regular route to the intersection of Chalkstone and Oakland Avenues, take a right onto Oakland Avenue to Pleasant Valley Parkway through to Dean Street, left onto Atwells Avenue, left onto Broadway, left onto Fountain Street, right onto Dorrance Street, then resume regular route.

Outbound trips will leave Kennedy Plaza via a left onto Exchange Terrace, continue onto Sabin Street, turn right onto West Exchange, right onto Dean Street to Pleasant Valley Parkway to Oakland Avenue, left onto Chalkstone Avenue and then resume the regular route.

Route 56 (Chalkstone Avenue) 3PM to 6PM:

Inbound trips will travel regular route to the intersection of Chalkstone Avenue and Smith Street, continue onto Chalkstone Avenue, turn right onto Douglas Avenue, left onto Orms Street, right onto State Street, cross Smith Street to Gaspee Street and then resume regular route.

Outbound trips will travel the regular route to Smith and Park Streets, turn left onto Orms Street, right onto Douglas Avenue, left onto Chalkstone Avenue and then resume the regular route.

Route 57 (Smith Street) 9AM to 3PM:

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to Smith and Eaton Streets, left onto Eaton Street, right onto Douglas Avenue, left onto the I-95 South on-ramp, right at the Atwells Avenue Exit, left onto Atwells Avenue to LaSalle Square, left onto Fountain Street, and then right onto Dorrance Street, left onto Washington Street, and then left onto East Approach to the Bus Stop V in Kennedy Plaza.

Outbound trips will leave Kennedy Plaza via a left onto Exchange Terrace, right onto Francis Street, left onto the I-95 North on-ramp, right at the State Offices Exit, right onto Orms Street, right onto Douglas Avenue, left onto Eaton Street, right onto Smith Street, and then resume the regular route.

Route 57 (Smith Street) 3PM to 6PM:

Inbound trips will travel regular route to the intersection of Chalkstone Avenue and Smith Street, turn left onto Chalkstone Avenue, right onto Douglas Avenue, left onto Orms Street, right onto State Street, cross Smith Street to Gaspee Street and then resume regular route.

Outbound trips will travel the regular route to Smith and Park Streets, turn left onto Orms Street, right onto Douglas Avenue, left onto Chalkstone Avenue, right onto Smith Street and then resume the regular route.

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