RIPTA detours for Gloria Gemma 5K

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RIPTA to Detour Nineteen Routes to Accommodate the Gloria Gemma 5K Road Race on Sunday, October 13, 2013

All lines are to expect minor delays around Kennedy Plaza between 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM

Providence, Rhode Island, October 1, 2013 -
The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will detour nineteen bus routes in the downtown Providence area on Sunday, October 13, 2013 in order to accommodate the Gloria Gemma 5K Road Race. Francis Street will be closed from 6:00am until 2:30pm. All RIPTA bus lines are to expect minor delays around Kennedy Plaza between 11:00am and 2:30pm.

Route 50 (Douglas Ave.), Route 54 (Lincoln/Woonsocket), Route 55 (Admiral St.), Route 56 (Chalkstone Ave.) and Route 57 (Smith Street) will detour beginning with the first trip of the day until 2:30pm. The rest of the routes listed will be detoured from 9:00am to 12:30pm. All RIPTA bus lines are to expect minor delays around Kennedy Plaza between 11:00am and 2:30pm.

While this detour is in effect, Bus Stop Q in Kennedy Plaza will be temporarily relocated. Route 52 (Branch/Bryant University) and Route 60 (Providence/Newport) will be relocated to Bus Stop P and Route 72 (Weeden/Central Falls) will be temporarily relocated to Bus Stop L.

The following routes will detour from the first trip of the day until 2:30pm:
Routes 50, 54, 55, 56, and 57.

The following routes will detour from 9:00am to 12:30pm:
Routes 1, 3, 30, 33, 34, 35, 42, 52, 60, 66, 72, 78, 92 and 99

Route 1 (Eddy/Gaspee):
Inbound trips will travel the regular route.

Outbound trips will travel the regular route to Dorrance Street, right onto Dorrance Street, left onto Washington Street, left onto Service Road, left onto Point Street, right onto Richmond Street through to Eddy Street, and then resume regular route.

Route 3 (Warwick Avenue):
Please refer to the Route 1 (Eddy/Gaspee) detour.

Route 30 (Arlington/Oaklawn):
Inbound trips will travel the regular route to the Downtown Exit and Francis Street, right onto Francis Street through to Dorrance Street, left onto lower Weybosset Street through to Exchange Street, and then left into Kennedy Plaza.

Outbound trips will leave Kennedy Plaza via a right onto Dorrance Street, then right onto Washington Street, left onto Exchange Street, left onto Exchange Terrace, right onto Francis Street, left onto the Rte. 10 on-ramp, and then resume regular route.

Route 33 (Riverside):
Inbound trips will travel the regular route to I-195 West to I-95 North, right at the Downtown Exit, right onto Francis Street through to Dorrance Street, left onto lower Weybosset Street through to Exchange Street, and then left into Kennedy Plaza to Bus Stop G.

Outbound trips will leave Kennedy Plaza via left onto Exchange Street, left onto Exchange Terrace, right onto Francis Street, left onto the I-95 South on-ramp, right onto I-195 East, and then resume regular route.

Route 34 (East Providence):
Inbound trips will travel the regular route to I-195 West to I-95 North, right at the Downtown Exit, right onto Francis Street through to Dorrance Street, and then left onto Washington Street into Kennedy Plaza.

Outbound trips will leave Kennedy Plaza via left onto Exchange Street, left onto Exchange Terrace, right onto Francis Street, left onto the I-95 South on-ramp, right onto I-195 East, and then resume regular route.

Route 35 (Rumford):
Inbound trips will travel the regular route to Waterman and Walnut Streets, left onto Walnut Street, right onto Taunton Avenue to the I-195 West through to I-95 South, right at the Downtown Exit, right onto Francis Street through to Dorrance Street, and then left onto Washington Street to Bus Stop M in Kennedy Plaza.

Outbound trips will leave Kennedy Plaza via left onto Exchange Street, left onto Exchange Terrace, right onto Francis Street, left onto the I-95 South on-ramp, right onto I-195 East, right at the Taunton Avenue Exit, left onto Walnut Street, right onto Waterman Street, and then resume regular route.

Route 42 (Hope Street):

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to the intersection of Hope Street and Doyle Avenue, right onto Doyle Avenue, right onto North Main Street, left onto Barbara Leonard Way, left onto Corliss Street, left onto Charles Street, right onto Orms Street, right onto Douglas Avenue, right onto the Rte. 146 South on-ramp, continue on to I-95 South, right at the Downtown Exit, right onto Francis Street through to Dorrance Street, left onto Weybosset Street through to Exchange Street, and then left into Kennedy Plaza to Bus Stop H.

Outbound trips will leave Kennedy Plaza via left onto Exchange Street, left onto Exchange Terrace, right onto Francis Street, left onto the I-95 North on-ramp, right at the State Offices Exit, left onto Orms Street, left onto Charles Street, right onto Randall Street through to Doyle Avenue, left onto Hope Street, and then resume regular route.

Route 50 (Douglas Ave.):
Inbound trips will travel the regular route to Douglas Avenue and the Rte. 146 South on-ramp, take the on-ramp and travel on Rte. 146 South to I-95 South, right at the Downtown Exit, left onto Francis Street through to Dorrance Street, and then left onto Washington Street to Bus Stop P in Kennedy Plaza.

Outbound trips will leave Kennedy Plaza via left onto Exchange Street, left 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, and then resume regular route.

Route 52 (Branch Avenue):
Inbound trips will travel the regular route to the intersection of Charles and Orms Streets, right onto Orms Street, right onto Douglas Avenue, right onto the Rte. 146 South on-ramp to I-95 South, right at the Downtown Exit, right onto Francis Street through to Dorrance Street, and then left into Kennedy Plaza to Bus Stop P.

Outbound trips will leave Kennedy Plaza via left Exchange Street, left onto Exchange Terrace, right onto Francis Street, left onto I-95 North, right at the State Offices exit, left onto Orms Street, left onto Charles Street, and then resume regular route.

Route 54 (Lincoln/Woonsocket):
Inbound trips will travel the regular route to the intersection of Charles and Orms Streets, right onto Orms Street, right onto Douglas Avenue, right onto the Rte. 146 South on-ramp to I-95 South, right at the Downtown Exit, right onto Francis Street through to Dorrance Street, and then left into Kennedy Plaza.

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

Route 55 (Admiral/Providence College):
Please refer to Route 54 (Lincoln/Woonsocket) detour.

Routes 56 (Chalkstone Ave.):
Inbound trips will travel the regular route to the intersection of Chalkstone and Raymond Streets, right onto Raymond Street to Pleasant Valley Parkway to Dean Street, left onto West Exchange, right onto Sabin Street, left onto Mathewson Street, left onto Fountain Street, right onto Dorrance Street, left onto lower Weybosset Street through to Exchange Street, and then left into Kennedy Plaza to Bus Stop E.

Outbound trips will leave via a left onto Exchange Street, left onto Exchange Terrace through to West Exchange, right onto Dean Street through to Pleasant Valley Parkway to Raymond Street, left onto Chalkstone Avenue and then resume regular route.

Route 57 (Smith St.):
Inbound trips will travel the regular route to the intersection of Smith and Raymond Streets, right onto Raymond Street to Pleasant Valley Parkway to Dean Street, left onto West Exchange, right onto Sabin Street, left onto Mathewson Street, left onto Fountain Street, right onto Dorrance Street, and then left onto Washington Street, into Kennedy Plaza.

Outbound trips will leave via a left onto Exchange Street, left onto Exchange Terrace through to West Exchange, right onto Dean Street through to Pleasant Valley Parkway to Raymond Street, left onto Smith Street and then resume regular route.

Route 60 (Providence/Newport):
Inbound trips will travel the regular route to I-195 West and the South Main Street Exit, continue on I-195 West to I-95 North, right at the Downtown Exit, right onto Francis Street through to Dorrance Street, and then left onto Washington Street to Bus Stop P in Kennedy Plaza.

Outbound trips will leave Kennedy Plaza via left onto Exchange Street, left onto Exchange Terrace, right onto Francis Street, left onto the I-95 South on-ramp, to I-195 East, and then resume regular route.

Route 66 (URI/Galilee):

Inbound trips will travel the regular route to the intersection of Francis Street and Memorial Boulevard, right onto Francis Street through to Dorrance Street, left onto Weybosset Street through to Exchange Street, and then left into Kennedy Plaza.

Outbound trips will leave Kennedy Plaza via a right onto Dorrance Street, right onto Washington Street, left onto Exchange Street, left onto Exchange Terrace, right onto Francis Street, left onto the I-95 South on-ramp, and then resume regular route.

Route 72 (Weeden):
Inbound trips will travel the regular route to the intersection of Charles and Orms Streets, right onto Orm Street, right onto Douglas Avenue, right onto Rte. 146 South to I-95 South, right at the Downtown Exit, right onto Francis Street through to Dorrance Street, and then left into Kennedy Plaza to Bus Stop L.

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

Route 78 (Beverage Hill/Newport Avenue):

Please refer to Route 35 (Rumford) Detour.

Route 92 (RI College/Federal Hill/East Side):
Service to East Side Market is suspended until 12:30pm.

Route 99 (Providence/Pawtucket):
Inbound trips will travel the regular route to the intersection of North Main Street and Barbara Leonard Way, right onto Barbara Leonard Way, left onto Corliss Street, left onto Charles Street, right onto Orms Street, right onto Douglas Avenue, right onto the Rte. 146 South on-ramp to I-95 South, right at the Downtown Exit, right onto Francis Street through to Dorrance Street, left onto Weybosset Street through to Exchange Street, and then left into Kennedy Plaza.

Outbound trips will leave Kennedy Plaza via left onto Exchange Street, left onto Exchange Terrace, right onto Francis Street, left onto the I-95 North on-ramp, right at the State Offices exit, left onto Orms Street, left onto Charles Street, right onto Randall Street, left onto North Main Street, and then resume regular route.

For more RIPTA information, please call 401-781-9400 or visit ripta.com