RIPTA: 11 routes on detour due to snow

Providence, Rhode Island, February 16, 2015 — The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) announced that eleven routes are on detour Monday, February 16, 2015, as regular service resumes after a weekend storm.  Accumulated snow in some areas and unplowed secondary roads make it difficult for RIPTA vehicles to travel safely. 

Routes 1, 3, 6, 18, 27, 29, 34, 49, 80, 87 and 92 are on currently on detour. RIPTA will continue to restore service on those routes as conditions allow and will also advise riders of any other detours due to the storm.  Passengers are encouraged to check www.RIPTA.com for updates throughout the day.  

Riders may expect some delays on all routes due to weather conditions and are advised to use extreme caution at bus stops due to decreased visibility and slippery conditions.

The safety of our employees and passengers is RIPTA’s top priority. RIPTA apologizes for the inconvenience and asks for the public’s understanding as we work around to maintain service during this storm.  

Route 1 (Eddy Street): UPDATE
Northbound trips are detouring after Rhode Island Hospital are bypassing Richmond Street and continuing
on Eddy Street to Dorrance Street and then to Kennedy Plaza.
Northbound trips from the East Side Tunnel will travel regular route to Waterman, then detour left on
Hope Street, bypassing Brook. 
Southbound trips will travel the regular route to Hope Street then will stay on Hope, take a right Angell
Street and then left on Thayer to resume regular route.

Route 3 (Warwick Ave): NEW
Inbound trips are detouring after Rhode Island Hospital are bypassing Richmond Street and continuing on
Eddy Street to Dorrance Street and then to Kennedy Plaza.

Route 6 (Prairie Avenue):  UPDATE
No service to CCRI Providence campus; buses will stay on Prairie Avenue. Buses will terminate on Broad Street at city line.

Route 18 (Union Ave):
Trips will not service Chapin Avenue and Ellery Street
Outbound trips will travel the regular route to Cranston Street; stay on Cranston Street, right onto Route 10 ramp, then left onto Union Avenue where regular route will resume. Detour will reverse on inbound trips.

Route 27 (Broadway/Manton):
Trips will not service Hillcrest Village Apartments.

Route 29 (Kent County): 
No service to the Phenix Hotel in West Warwick.  Bus will travel regular route to Main Street, then right on Pleasant and left on Highland before turning left on Main Street to resume regular route.

Route 34 (East Providence:
Inbound trips will not service the back of Evergreen Apartments. Trips leaving the apartment complex will continue on Evergreen Drive, turn right onto Warren Avenue and then resume regular route.

Route 49 (Camp St./Miriam Hospital): NEW
Trips will not service Miriam Hospital.
Outbound trips from the East Side Tunnel will travel the regular route to Waterman Street, left onto Hope Street (avoiding Brook Street), continue regular route to Doyle Street, through to right onto North Main Street, left onto Smithfield Avenue, left onto Nashua Street, left onto Frost Street, right onto North Main Street, regular route to Hope Street, continue on Hope street to right onto Angell Street and then resume regular route.

Route 80 (Armistice Blvd.):
No service to Summit Street.  Outbound trips will follow regular route to Walcott then turn right on School Street, left on Pond, and then right on Columbus to resume regular route. 
Inbound trips will travel regular route to Pond Street and then detour by taking a right on Prospect before resuming regular route.

Route 87 (Fairmount/Walnut Hill):
Trips will not service Fairmount and Morin Heights. Inbound and outbound buses Cass Avenue, buses will terminate at Clinton Street.

Route 92 (RI College/ Federal Hill/East Side): UPDATE
Westbound trips from Kennedy Plaza will travel the regular route to right onto Eagle Street, left onto Valley Street, left into Price Rite plaza; buses will terminate at Price Rite. 
Eastbound trips will travel regular route to Wickenden Street, then left on Gano (bypassing Ives), and right on Pitman Street to regular route. 
Westbound trips leaving Eastside Market will also bypass Ives, traveling Pitman Street to Gano Street and then right on Wickenden to resume regular route.

Passengers are strongly advised to monitor news reports, check www.RIPTA.com and RIPTA’s social media outlets (Facebook @RideRIPTA, Twitter @RIPTA_RI) for service advisory updates.  RIPTA urges passengers to sign up for electronic News Updates at http://www.ripta.com/detours-news  RIPTA will e-mail system disruption notices to passengers on this distribution list.