Parade and Event Restrictions

During parades and special events such as bicycle and road races, you may encounter delays due to closed roads or lanes. Please drive carefully and share the road when you encounter one of these events.

Metropolitan Providence


Providence: March 18, 2017, Providence St. Patrick's Day Parade/Road Race, affecting: Smith St, Hilltop Ave, Wyndam Ave, Arbor Dr.


Providence: May 7, 2017, Providence Marathon and Half Marathon, affecting Downtown Providence and points south towards the East Bay and Barrington.

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East Bay


Bristol: July 1, 2017, Independence Road Race, affecting: Independence Park, Thames St, Constitution St, Hope St, Wood St, Mt. Hope Ave, De Wolfe Ave, State St, High St, Oliver St, Poppasquash Bike Path, Coggeshall Farm Rd, Poppasquash Rd.

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Newport County


Jamestown: January 1, 2017, Jamestown 1st Day Plunge (Formerly - Penguin Plunge), affecting: Conanicus in vacinity of East Ferry Beach/Veterans Square.


Middletown: Sunday April 9th, 2017, Sachuest Point Run, affecting: Sachuest Point Rd., Hanging Rock Rd., Indian Ave, Old Mill, Wapping Rd., Peckham Ave, Vaucluse Ave, Howland Ave, Third Beach Ave, Mitchell Lane, Wyatt Rd., Turner Rd., Green End Ave, Paradise Ave.

Newport: Saturday April 15th, 2017, Newport 5K Road Race, affecting: Memorial Blvd., Cliff Ave., Gammell Rd., Annandale Rd., Ward Ave., Clay St. and Parer Ave.


Jamestown: Monday May 29th, 2017, Memorial Day Parade, affecting: Watson Ave, Lawn Ave, Narragansett Ave, ending at East Ferry.

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Northern R.I. & Blackstone Valley


Smithfield: December 3, 2016 from 5:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., Smithfield Christmas Parade, affecting: Route 44 ( Putnam Pike ) and Austin Avenue.

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South County


Narragansett: April 9, 2017, MS Walk Narragansett, affecting: South Pier Rd, Ocean Rd, Exchange St, Caswell Rd, Narragansett Ave, Kingston Rd, Boon St.

Narragansett: April 30, 2017, Rhode Island State Police 5K Foot Pursuit, affecting: Boston Neck Rd, Beach St, Narragansett Ave, Kingstown Rd, Boon St, South Pier Rd, Ocean Rd.


Westerly: September 10, 2017, Surftown Half & 5K, affecting: Atlantic Ave, Weekapaug Rd, Chapman Rd, MEadow Ave, Wawaloam Dr, Winnapaug Rd, 1st St, Fishermans, Ave, Shore Rd, Watch Hill Rd, Niantic Ave, Ocean View Hwy


Narragansett: October 1, 2017, Ocean Road 10K, affecting: Ocean Rd, Pilgrim Ave, Calef Ave, Nichols Ave, Beach St, Boston Neck Rd

Narragansett: October 22, 2017, Gansett Half Marathon Road Race, affecting: Ocean Road, Earle's Court, Gibson Avenue, Kinney Avenue, Old Pt. Judith Road, Route 108/Pt. Judith Road, Clarke Road, Pilgrim Avenue, Calef Avenue, Nichols Road.

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West Bay


Warwick: May 19, 2017 from 5 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Narragansett Pkwy Road Race, affecting: Narragansett Pkwy, Country Club Dr, Dartmouth Ave, Ann Mary Brown Ave, and Howie Ave.

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