Parade & Events Information
During parades and special events such as bicycle and road races, motorists may encounter delays due to closed roads or lanes. Generally, parades involve a full roadway closure with a detour. With bicycle or road races, lanes or shoulders may be closed and motorists should use caution making turns when sharing the roadway with a race course.
RIDOT recommends seeking alternate routes during these special events. Please direct any questions or comments to the Department's Customer Service office on weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 401-222-2450.
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Restrictions are grouped below by region and listed chronologically:
North Providence: North Providence Memorial Day Parade, May 26 from 1-2 p.m., affecting Mineral Spring Avenue, Douglas Avenue, and Governor Notte Park.
East Providence: Ocean State Half Marathon/5K, August 24, 2014, affecting Mauran Av., Veterans Memoral Pkwy., Pawtucket Ave., Bullocks Point Ave., Terrace Ave., Sea View Ave., Riverside Dr., Crescent View AVe., Carousel Dr., and the East Bay Bike Path.
Warren: Finish for a Guinness 5K Road Race, August 31, from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m, affecting Water Street, Main Street, Bridge Street, Seymour Street, Barden Lane, Vernon Street, and Campbell Street.
Jamestown: Jamestown Half Marathon, July 12, 2014 from 6-11 a.m., affecting Conanicut Ave., East Shore Rd., Summit Ave., North Main Rd., and Southwest Ave.
Northern RI and Blackstone Valley
Glocester: Town of Glocester Memorial Day Parade, May 26 from 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., affecting Route 44, East from Route 100 to Route 102, and Acotes Hill Cemetery.
- Narragansett: St. Thomas More Good Friday Walk, April 18 from 12-2 p.m., affecting Rodman Street, Ocean Road, Kingstown Road, and Rockland Street.
- Narragansett: Katie DeCubellis Memorial Foundation 5K Road Race, June 8, 2014, 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., affecting South Pier Rd., Lambert St., Narragansett Ave., Kingstown Rd. and Boone St.
North Kingstown: Ocean State Duathlon, June 22, 2014, affecting Cripe St., Conway Ave., Roger Williams Way, Commerce Park Rd., Smith St., Mooring Dr., Callahan Rd., Northup Rd., and Mainsail Dr.
- South Kingstown:The Crabman Triathlon, July 27, 2014, 6:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m., affecting Cards Pond Rd., Matunuck Beach Rd., Prospect Rd., Peninsula Rd., Ocean Ave., Moonstone Beach Rd. and Route 1 (Commodore Perry Hwy.)
- Narragansett: Booby Doyle Summer Classic 5-mile Road Race, August 10, 2014, 9 - 10:15 a.m., affecting Pier Middle School, South Pier Rd., Lambert St., Kingstown Rd., Lakewood Dr. and Boone St.
Coventry: Pawtuxet Valley 5K Run for Reading, April 19, 2014, affecting Rte. 117 (Flat River Rd.), Town Farm Rd. , Poor Farm Rd., and Walker Lane.