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Providence Street in Worcester Closed on Monday June 10

By Tom Marino | June 7, 2024
Last Updated: June 7, 2024

WORCESTER – The Safe Routes to School event will close part of Providence Street in Worcester on Monday, June 10.

Providence Street, from Ames Street to Doan Street will be closed from 9 AM to 1:30 PM. The Worcester Regional Transit Authority will reroute the bus service away from the area. There will also be special parking restrictions in the area of Vernon Hill Elementary School during the event.

The event intends to demonstrate how a few simple materials can transform and improve safety for all who walk and wheel through the street.

The demonstration project includes:

  • Painting of crosswalks and intersection by 3rd, 4th, 5th grade art classes 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Setting up temporary Curb Extensions at crosswalks and protected bike lane to demonstrate a safe school zone.
  • Bike Skills Rodeo taught by MassBike from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Activities and Information booths on Vision Zero and Safe Routes to School from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Drivers are encourages to avoid the area on Monday when possible.

Learn more about the Safe Routes to School program on the Massachusetts state website.

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