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RIPTA to Temporarily Relocate Bus Stops and Detour Thirty-Two Routes in Providence to Accommodate the FirstWorks Festival: On The Plaza on Saturday, September 29, 2012

September 13, 2012

RIPTA Temporary Bus Stops for FirstWorks Festival

Providence, Rhode Island, September 13, 2012… The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will relocate bus stops in Kennedy Plaza and detour thirty-two bus routes in the Providence area on Saturday, September 29, 2012 in order to accommodate the FirstWorks Festival: On The Plaza.   The detours will be in effect from the first trip of the day until the last trip of the day.  Bus stops will be temporarily relocated during this time.  Fulton and Washington Streets will be closed during the Festival. 

KENNEDY PLAZA

Ticketing and other passenger amenities will retain regular business hours inside the Kennedy Plaza Terminal during the FirstWorks Festival.  Bus stops in Kennedy Plaza will be relocated to Exchange Terrace, Sabin Street, Exchange Street, Fountain Street, and Steeple Street.  Park N’ Ride stops will also be relocated to Exchange Terrace. 

RIPTA employees and FirstWorks Festival volunteers will be in Kennedy Plaza and in the area of the temporary stops to answer questions and assist passengers on Saturday, September 29, 2012.  RIPTA’s maintenance personnel will clean and maintain all temporary bus stop locations.  RIPTA will distribute a detailed map of the interim bus and trolley stops to help passengers find their relocated stops.

TEMPORARY LOCATIONS FOR ALL BUS STOPS (EXCEPT FOR STOP Q)

The following bus stops will be temporarily relocated:

Stops G, H and J will be relocated to Fountain Street

#1 Eddy/Gaspee

#3 Warwick Ave.

#99 Providence/Pawtucket

Stops A, B, C, D, E , K and O will be relocated to Exchange Terrace 

#8 Jefferson Blvd.

#13 Arctic/Washington

#14 West Bay

#17 Dyer/Pocasset Ave.

#18 Union Ave.

#19 Plainfield/Westminster

#20 Elmwood/Auburn/Airport

#21 Reservoir/Garden City

#22 Pontiac Ave.

#23 Pastore/Warwick Malls/CCRI

#30 Arlington/Oaklawn

#31 Cranston St.

#42 Hope St.

#49 Camp St.

#56 Chalkstone Ave.

#57 Smith St.

#66 URI/Galilee

Stops F, P, and Trolleys will be relocated to Sabin Street

(In front of the Convention Center)

#6 Prairie Ave.

#11 Broad St.

#27 Broadway/Manton

#28 Broadway/Hartford

#92 Green Line Trolley

Stop I  will be relocated to Steeple Street

(Between Memorial Boulevard & Exchange Street)

#26 Atwells/Rhode Island College

#50 Douglas Ave.

#55 Admiral/Providence College

Stops L, M, and N will be relocated to Exchange Street

(Between Memorial Boulevard & Steeple Street)

#9 Pascoag

#32 West Barrington

#33 Riverside

#34 East Providence

#35 Rumford/Newport Ave.

#40 Butler/Elmgrove

#51 Charles St.

#54 Lincoln/Woonsocket

#58 Mineral Spring/North Providence

#78 Beverage Hill/East Providence

DETOURS

Route 1 (Eddy/Gaspee)

Inbound Trips will travel theregular route to the intersection of Dorrance and Washington Streets, right onto Washington Street, left onto Exchange Street, and then left onto Exchange Terrace to the temporary bus stop.

Outbound Trips will travel theregular route to Dorrance Street and then resume regular route.

Route 3 (Warwick Ave.)

Inbound Trips will travel theregular route to the intersection of Dorrance and Washington Streets, right onto Washington Street and then left onto Exchange Street to the temporary bus stop.

Outbound Trips will travel theregular route to Dorrance Street and then resume regular route.

Route 6 (Prairie/R.W. Zoo)

Inbound Trips will travel theregular route to the intersection of Washington and Exchange Streets, left onto Exchange Street, and then left onto Exchange Terrace through to Sabin Street to the temporary trolley stop.

Outbound Trips will travel theregular route to Sabin Street, left onto Empire Street, right onto Washington Street, and then resume regular route.

Route 11 (Broad Street)

Inbound Trips will travel theregular route to the intersection of Broad and Franklin Streets, left onto Franklin Street, right onto Broadway, right onto Empire Street, and then left onto Fountain Street to the temporary stop.

Outbound Trips will travel theregular route to Sabin Street, left onto Empire Street, and then resume regular route.

Route 13 (Arctic/Washington)

Inbound Trips will travel theregular route to the intersection of Francis Street and Memorial Boulevard, continue on Memorial Boulevard, right onto Exchange Street, and then right onto Exchange Terrace to the temporary stop.

Outbound Trips will travel theregular route to Exchange Terrace, right onto Francis Street, left onto the I-95 South on-ramp, and then resume regular route.

Route 14 (West Bay)

Please refer to the Route 13 (Arctic/Washington) detour.

Route 17 (Dyer/Pocasset)

Inbound Trips will travel theregular route to the intersection of Washington and Dorrance Streets, continue on Washington Street, left onto Exchange Street, and then left onto Exchange Terrace to the temporary stop.

Outbound Trips will travel theregular route to Exchange Terrace, left onto Dorrance Street, right onto Washington Street, and then resume regular route.

Route 18 (Union)

Inbound Trips will travel theregular route to the intersection of Washington and Dorrance Streets, continue on Washington Street, left onto Exchange Street, and then left onto Exchange Terrace to the temporary stop.

Outbound Trips will travel theregular route to Exchange Terrace, left onto Dorrance, Street, right onto Washington Street, and then resume regular route.

Route 19 (Plainfield/Westminster)

Please refer to the Route 18 (Union) detour.

Route 20 (Elmwood)

Please refer to the Route 18 (Union) detour.

Route 21 (Reservoir)

Please refer to the Route 18 (Union) detour.

Route 22 (Pontiac)

Please refer to the Route 18 (Union) detour.

Route 26 (Atwells/RI College)

Inbound Trips will travel theregular route to Francis Street and Memorial Boulevard, left onto Memorial Boulevard, and then right onto Steeple Street to the temporary bus stop. 

Outbound Trips will travel theregular route to Exchange Terrace, right onto Francis Street, and then resume regular route.

Route 27 (Broadway/Manton)

Inbound Trips will travel theregular route to Fountain and Dorrance Streets, and then left onto Sabin Street to the temporary bus stop.

Outbound Trips will travel theregular route to Sabin Street through to Broadway and then resume regular route.

Route 28 (Broadway/Hartford)

Inbound Trips will travel theregular route to Washington Street, continue on Washington Street, left onto Memorial Boulevard, and then left onto Steeple Street to the temporary bus stop.

Outbound Trips will travel theregular route to Sabin Street through to Broadway and then resume regular route.

Route 30 (Arlington/Oaklawn)

Inbound Trips will travel theregular route to the intersection of Francis Street and Memorial Boulevard, continue on Memorial Boulevard, right onto Exchange Street, and then right onto Exchange Terrace to the temporary stop.

Outbound Trips will travel theregular route to Exchange Terrace, right onto Francis Street, left onto the Route 10 South on-ramp, and then resume regular route.

Route 31 (Cranston Street)

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

Route 33 (Riverside)

Inbound Trips will travel theregular route to the intersection of Steeple Street and Memorial Boulevard, continue on Steeple Street through to Exchange Terrace through to Sabin Street, left onto Mathewson Street, and then left onto Fountain Street to the temporary stop.

Outbound Trips will travel theregular route to Exchange Street, right onto Memorial Boulevard and then resume regular route.

Route 34 (East Providence)

Inbound Trips will travel theregular route to the intersection of Steeple Street and Exchange Terrace, and then right onto Exchange Street to the temporary stop.

Outbound Trips will travel theregular route to Exchange Street, right onto Memorial Boulevard, left onto Washington Street and then resume regular route.

Route 35 (Rumford)

Please refer to the Route 34 (East Providence) detour.

Route 42 (Hope Street)

Inbound Trips will travel theregular route to the intersection of Steeple Street and Memorial Boulevard, continue on Steeple Street through to Exchange Terrace through to Sabin Street, left onto Mathewson Street, and then left onto Fountain Street to the temporary stop.

Outbound Trips will travel theregular route to Exchange Terrace, right onto Francis Street, right onto Memorial Boulevard, right onto Washington Street, and then resume regular route.

Route 50 (Douglas Ave)

Inbound Trips will travel theregular route to the intersection of Francis and Sabin Streets, and then right onto Sabin Street to the temporary stop.

Outbound Trips will travel theregular route to Steeple Street, right onto Exchange Street, left onto Memorial Boulevard, right onto Francis Street, and then resume regular route.

Route 51 (Charles St.)

Inbound Trips will travel theregular route to the intersection of Steeple and Exchange Streets, and then right onto Exchange Street to the temporary stop,

Outbound Trips will travel theregular route to Exchange Street, right onto Memorial Boulevard, left onto Washington Street, and then resume regular route

Route 52 (Branch/Bryant Univ)

Inbound Trips will travel theregular route to the Steeple Street and then to the temporary stop.

Outbound Trips will travel theregular route to Steeple Street, left onto Exchange Street, left onto Washington Street, and then resume regular route.

Route 54 (Lincoln/Woonsocket)

Inbound Trips will travel theregular route to the Downtown Exit, continue Memorial Boulevard, right onto Steeple Street, and then right onto Exchange Street to the temporary stop.

Outbound Trips will travel theregular route to Exchange Street, left onto Memorial Boulevard, and then resume regular route

Route 56 (Chalkstone Ave.)

Inbound Trips will travel theregular route to the intersection of Francis Street and Memorial Boulevard, left onto Memorial Boulevard, right onto Exchange Street, and then right onto Exchange Terrace to the temporary stop.

Outbound Trips will travel theregular route to Exchange Street, left onto Memorial Boulevard, and then resume regular route

Route 57 (Smith Street)

Please refer to the Route 56 (Chalkstone Ave.) detour.

Route 60 (Providence/Newport)

Please refer to the Route 52 (Branch/Bryant Univ) detour.

Route 72 (Weeden/Central Falls)

Please refer to the Route 52 (Branch/Bryant Univ) detour.

Route 78 (Beverage Hill/Newport Ave.)

Please refer to the Route 34 (East Providence) detour.

Route 92 (Federal Hill/East Side) WEST

Inbound Trips leaving from Eagle Square to Kennedy Plaza will travel theregular route to the corner of Fountain and Dorrance Streets, and then take a left onto Sabin Street to the temporary bus stop.  Passengers will be picked off and dropped off at the Convention Center.

Outbound Trips to Eagle Square will leave the Convention Center on Sabin Street via a right onto Atwells Avenue and then resume regular route.

Route 92 (Federal Hill/East Side) EAST

Inbound Trips leaving from East Side Market to Kennedy Plaza will travel the regular route to Exchange Terrace, and then continue on Sabin Street to the temporary bus stop.

Outbound Trips to East Side Market will leave via Sabin Street, left onto Empire Street, left onto Fountain Street, left onto Francis Street, right onto Memorial Boulevard and then resume regular route.

Route 99 (North Main/Pawtucket)

Inbound Trips will travel theregular route to the intersection of Steeple Street and Memorial Boulevard, and then continue on Steeple Street through to Exchange Terrace through to Sabin Street, to the temporary stop.

Outbound Trips will travel theregular route to Dorrance Street, left onto Washington Street, and then resume regular route.

For more information about Kennedy Plaza and other RIPTA services, please call (401) 781-9400.

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