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UPDATE: Detour of RIPTA Route 55 (Admiral/Providence College) and the R-Line (Broad/North Main) will not take effect

May 12, 2016

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The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) announced that its buses will not need to detour around the Exchange Street Bridge that crosses the Providence River at Memorial Boulevard.  That means Route 55 (Admiral/Providence College) and the R-Line (Broad/North Main) will travel their regular routes.  Earlier in the day, it was believed that a new weight restriction would require detouring, but after further consideration by state and local officials, the transit authority is happy to announce that transit travel on the bridge is approved.

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