The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) announced that ten routes are on detour this afternoon, Monday, February 9, 2015. Accumulating snow in some areas and unplowed snow on secondary roads make it difficult for RIPTA vehicles to travel safely. Routes 6, 18, 27, 29, 34, 54, 55, 58, 87, 92, and 95X 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 the clock to maintain service during this storm.
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The following routes are on detour:
Route 6 (Prairie Avenue):
No service to CCRI Providence campus, buses will stay on Prairie Avenue.
Route 18 (Union Ave):
Trips will not service Chapin Avenue and Ellery Street.
Outbound trips will travel the regular route to Cranston Street, stay left on Cranston Street, right onto Messer, then left onto Union Avenue where regular route will resume.
Inbound trips will travel the regular route to Union Avenue and Messer Street, left onto Cranston Street, and then resume regular route.
Route 27 (Broadway/Manton):
Trips will not service Hillcrest Village Apartments.
Route 29 (Kent County):
Trips will not service Phenix Hotel. Trips will travel the regular route to Main Street, right onto Main Street, right onto Pleasant Street, left onto Highland Street, left onto Main Street and then resume regular route.
Route 34 (East Providence):
No service to the rear of Evergreen Apartments.
Route 54 (Lincoln/Woonsocket): NEW
Trips will not service Walmart in North Smithfield.
Route 55 (Admiral/Prov College): NEW
Trips will not service Fatima Hospital; buses will terminate at Shaw’s Plaza.
Route 58 : NO SERVICE TO GEORGIAVILLE MANOR; NO SERVICE TO ESMOND VILLAGE
Route 87 (Fairmount/Walnut Hill): UPDATE
Trips will not service Fairmount Street and Morin Heights.
Westbound trips from Depot Square will travel the regular route to River Street, left onto Fairmount Street, right onto Second Street, right onto River Street and then resume regular route. REVERSE on Eastbound trips.
Inbound and Outbound trips will use Cass Avenue.
Route 92 (RI College/ Federal Hill/East Side):
Trips will not service Rhode Island College.
Trips will not service Atwells Avenue after Valley Street.
Westbound trips from Kennedy Plaza will travel the regular route to Eagle Street, right onto Eagle Street, left onto Valley Street, left into Price Rite; buses will terminate at Price Rite.
Route 95X :
Outbound buses from the Rhode Island Hospital area will not be traveling on Richmond Street, instead taking Eddy Street to left on Point Street, then right on East Franklin, right on Broad Street to lower Weybosset Street where regular route will resume. Please note: Service on this line is running at least 20 minutes late due to detour and heavy traffic.
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; RIPTA will e-mail system disruption notices to passengers on this distribution list.