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Providence bus tunnel closed for repairs

Posted on AllSides March 25th, 2024
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — The bus tunnel that connects downtown Providence to the city’s East Side will be closed until mid-September, according to the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA). The East Side Tunnel is set to undergo significant repairs, including improved lighting, increased drainage, structural repairs and renovations to the 110-year-old bus shelter on North Main Street. Construction on tunnel interior began on Monday. The tunnel was first built in 1914 to help trolley lines reach the top of College Hill. The tunnel is now used solely by RIPTA...

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