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RIPTA TO DETOUR TWENTY-SIX ROUTES IN PROVIDENCE AND TEMPORARILY RELOCATE BUS STOPS ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 12 AND SATURDAY, AUGUST 13, 2016 TO ACCOMMODATE THE WORLD OF X GAMES: KROB FLIPS PROVIDENCE

July 28, 2016

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The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will detour twenty-six routes in the Providence area on Friday, August 12 and Saturday, August 13, 2016 in order to accommodate the World of X Games: KRob Flips Providence. BMX Legend Kevin Robinson will make a  Guinness World Record attempt for the longest ramp-to-ramp, no-handed backflip on a BMX bike at this event.

 Washington Street and East Approach will be closed for this event.  Routes 1, 14, 21, 27, 28, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 40, 50, 51, 52, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 60, 66, 72, 78, 92 and the R-Line will be detoured from 7PM on Friday, August 12, 2016 through Midnight on Saturday, August 13, 2016.  During this time, all bus stops on East Approach and Exchange Terrace will be moved to the opposed side of Exchange Terrace, across the street from Kennedy Plaza.  For more information on this event, visit www.xgames.com.

The following routes will be on detour beginning at 7PM on Friday, August 12 through Midnight on Saturday, August 13, 2016:

Route 1 (Eddy/Hope/Benefit):

Southbound trips will travel the regular route.

Northbound trips will travel the regular route from Warwick Avenue to Dorrance Street, left onto Dorrance Street, right onto Fulton Street to temporary Bus Stop H.  Trips will then turn right onto Memorial Boulevard, left onto College Street, left onto South Main Street, right into the East Side Tunnel, and then resume regular route.

Route 14 (West Bay):

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to Francis Street, turn left onto Exchange Terrace, and then resume regular route.

Outbound trips will travel the regular route.

Route 21 (Reservoir Ave.):

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to Memorial Boulevard, right onto Exchange Street, right onto Exchange Terrace, left onto Dorrance Street, and then left onto Fulton Street to temporary Bus Stop I.

Outbound trips will leave Fulton Street via a right onto Memorial Boulevard, left onto College Street, left onto South Main Street, left onto Steeple Street, right onto the Rte. 10 on-ramp, and then resume regular route.

Route 27 (Broadway/Manton Ave.):

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to Fountain Street, left onto Dorrance through to Francis Street, right onto Memorial Boulevard, right onto Exchange Street, and then right onto Exchange Terrace to temporary Bus Stop V.   

Outbound trips will turn left onto Exchange Terrace and then resume regular route. 

Route 28 (Broadway/Hartford Ave):

Please refer to the Route #27 (Broadway/Manton Ave.) detour.

Route 30 (Arlington/Oaklawn):

Inbound trips will travel regular route.

Outbound trips will turn right onto Dorrance Street, continue straight through to Francis Street, left onto the Route 10 on-ramp, and then resume regular route.

Route 31 (Cranston St.):

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to Washington and Empire Streets, right onto Empire Street, left onto Weybosset Street through to Lower Weybosset, right onto Exchange Street, and then left onto Fulton Street to temporary Bus Stop C.

Outbound trips will travel the regular route.

Route 32 (East Providence/Wampanoag):

Inbound trips will travel regular route to Steeple Street, continue onto Exchange Terrace, turn left onto Dorrance Street, and then left onto Fulton Street to temporary Bus Stop I.

Outbound trips will leave Fulton Street via a right onto Memorial Boulevard and will then resume regular route. 

Route 33 (Riverside):

Please follow the Route 32 (East Providence/Wampanoag) detour to temporary Bus Stop G.

Route 34 (East Providence):

Please follow the Route 32 (East Providence/Wampanoag) detour to temporary Bus Stop H.

Route 35 (Rumford/Newport Ave.):

Please follow the Route 32 (East Providence/Wampanoag) detour to temporary Bus Stop F.  

Route 40 (Butler/Elmgrove):

Please follow the Route 32 (East Providence/Wampanoag) detour to temporary Bus Stop H

Route 50 (Douglas Avenue):

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to Dorrance Street, and then left onto Fulton Street to temporary Bus Stop G.

Outbound trips will leave Fulton Street via a right onto Memorial Boulevard, left onto College Street, left onto South Main Street, left onto Steeple Street, right onto Memorial Boulevard, and then resume regular route.

Route 51 (Charles Street):

FRIDAY: Inbound trips will travel the regular route to Canal and Steeple Streets, right onto Steeple Street through to Exchange Terrace to temporary Bus Stop Y.

SATURDAY: Inbound trips will travel the regular route to Exchange Terrace, left onto Dorrance Street, and then turn left onto Fulton Street to temporary Bus Stop J.

Friday & SATURDAY: Outbound trips will leave Fulton Street via a right onto Memorial Boulevard, left onto College Street, left onto South Main Street through to North Main Street and then resume regular route.

Route 52 (Branch Ave.):

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to Canal and Steeple Streets, and then turn right onto Steeple Street through to Exchange Terrace to temporary Bus Stop Z.

Outbound trips will travel the regular route.

Route 54 (Lincoln/Woonsocket):

FRIDAY: Inbound trips will travel the regular route to I-95 South, right at Atwells Avenue Exit, left onto Atwells Avenue, left onto Broadway, right onto LaSalle Square, left onto Fountain Street, right onto Dorrance Street, and then left onto Fulton Street  to temporary Bus Stop J.

FRIDAY: Outbound trips will leave Fulton Street via a right onto Memorial Boulevard, left onto College Street, left onto South Main Street through to North Main Street and then resume regular route.

SATURDAY: Inbound trips will travel the regular route to I-95 South, right at the Downtown Exit, continue straight through to Memorial Boulevard, right onto Exchange Street, right onto Exchange Terrace to temporary Bus Stop Y.

SATURDAY: Outbound trips will travel the regular route from temporary Bus Stop Y.

Route 55 (Admiral Street/Providence College):

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to Steeple Street, and then continue straight through to Exchange Terrance to temporary Bus Stop W.  

Outbound trips will leave Exchange Terrace via a right onto Francis Street, turn right onto Memorial Boulevard, left onto Exchange Street and then resume regular route.

Route 56 (Chalkstone Avenue):

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to Francis Street, continue straight through to Dorrance Street, and then turn left onto Fulton Street to temporary Bus Stop G

Outbound trips will leave Fulton Street via a right onto Memorial Boulevard, left onto College Street, left onto South Main Street, left onto Steeple Street, right onto Memorial Boulevard, right onto Francis Street and then resume regular route.

Route 57 (Smith Street):

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to Francis Street, turn left onto Memorial Boulevard, right onto Exchange Street, and then turn right onto Exchange Terrace to temporary Bus Stop W

Outbound trips will leave Exchange Terrace, turn right onto Francis Street and then resume regular route.

Route 58 (Mineral Spring/North Providence):

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to I-95 South, right at Atwells Avenue Exit, left onto Atwells Avenue, left onto Broadway, right onto LaSalle Square, left onto Fountain Street, left onto Dorrance Street through to Francis Street, right onto Memorial Boulevard, right onto Exchange Street, and then right onto Exchange Terrace to temporary Bus Stop Z.

Outbound trips will leave Exchange Terrace, turn right onto Francis Street and then resume regular route.

Route 60 (Providence/Newport):

Inbound trips will travel regular route to Steeple Street through to Exchange Terrace to temporary Bus Stop Y.

Outbound trips will leave Exchange Terrace, turn right onto Francis Street, right onto Memorial Boulevard, and then resume regular route.

Route 66 (URI/Galilee):

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to the Downtown Exit, continue straight through to Memorial Boulevard, right onto Exchange Street, and then turn right onto Exchange Terrace to temporary Bus Stop Z.

Outbound trips will leave Exchange Terrace, turn right onto Francis Street, left onto the I-95 South on-ramp and then resume regular route.

Route 72 (Weeden/Central Falls):

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to Canal and Smith Street, right onto Smith Street, left onto Gaspee Street, left onto Francis Street through to Dorrance Street, and then left onto Fulton Street to temporary Bus Stop J.

Outbound trips will leave Fulton Street via a right onto Memorial Boulevard, left onto College Street, left onto South Main Street through to North Main Street and then resume regular route.

Route 78 (Beverage Hill):

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to Steeple Street through to Exchange Terrace, turn left onto Dorrance Street, and then left onto Fulton to temporary Bus Stop H.

Outbound trips will leave Fulton Street via a right onto Memorial Boulevard, left onto College Street, left onto South Main Street, right into the East Side Tunnel and then resume regular route.

Route 92 (Federal Hill/East Side):

Westbound trips will travel the regular route.

Eastbound trips leaving Rhode Island College will travel the regular route to LaSalle Square, turn left onto Fountain Street, right onto Dorrance Street, and then left onto Fulton Street temporary Bus Stop I.

R-Line (Broad/North Main):

Northbound trips will travel the regular route to Washington Street, right onto Dorrance Street, and then left onto Fulton Street to temporary Bus Stop F.   Trips will then turn right onto Memorial Boulevard, left onto College Street, left onto South Main Street through to North Main Street, and then resume regular route.  Trips will not service the train station.

Southbound trips will travel the regular route.

For more information on RIPTA programs and services, please call 401-781-9400 or visit RIPTA.com

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