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Wright Stop Plaza platform to close for rallies in downtown Dayton

For Immediate Release

CONTACT:  Jessica Olson (937) 425-8352, Communications Manager

(DAYTON, OHIO) … The Greater Dayton RTA will adjust services and detour around street closures in downtown Dayton during planned demonstrations in the city. Detours of RTA buses will begin on Thursday, May 23, and the closure of Wright Stop Plaza will begin Friday evening, May 24, and last through Sunday afternoon, May 26.

Timeline of street closures and bus detours

RTA bus detours will begin approximately 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 23, when Ludlow between Second and Fourth streets, and the intersection of Main and Third street is shut down.

Beginning Friday evening, at approximately 7 p.m., all access to streets surrounding Courthouse Square will be blocked. These closures will affect all routes, as buses will not be using Wright Stop Plaza beginning at approximately 7 p.m. on Friday, May 24 through Sunday afternoon, May 26.

Monument Avenue near RiverScape MetroPark will close Saturday morning at 10 a.m., but RTA will begin its bus reroutes around the area on Friday, May 24, at 7 p.m. to coincide with all other RTA detours.

ALL RTA ROUTES will be affected during this time period. The agency is asking all riders to be patient as some routes could be running late due to the detours and extra time given to customers to find their buses at the temporary lineup locations around the Dayton Metro Library.

During these street closures and detours, extra RTA staff will be on hand to assist customers. All riders are encouraged to ask questions if they do not know where they should go to catch their bus.


Where will buses line up when Wright Stop Plaza is closed?

Beginning Friday, May 24, at approximately 7 p.m., Wright Stop Plaza will close. Please see the attached map with details of where buses will line up:

Rally-Detours-Dates INSET

Southbound and eastbound buses will line up on St. Clair Street between Third and Second streets.

Northbound and westbound buses will line up on Patterson Avenue between Third and Second streets.

During bus lineups where both county and city buses wait for passengers, the westbound buses for Routes 1, 2 and 4 will line up on the westbound side of Third Street between the intersections of Wayne and Patterson avenues. Eastbound buses for the Routes 1, 2, and 4 will line up on the eastbound side of the street across from the library. These lineups are: Friday at 11:30 p.m., Saturday at 6:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m., and Sunday at 12:50 a.m., 6:50 a.m., and 3 p.m. The Sunday 6:30 p.m. double lineup will also be included if road closures are still in effect at that time.

Which stops will be closed?

The city will be blocking off access between Wilkinson Street to Jefferson Street, stretching from Fourth Street to First Street. All stops in this area will be closed. In addition, Monument Avenue from Patterson to Jefferson will be closed, with all RTA stops closing in that area. A list of all bus stop closures is here:

Bus Stops Closed: (Thursday, 5/23/19 at 7 p.m.  to Sunday 5/26/19)

Eastbound on Third Street between Perry St & Ludlow Street.

Southbound on Ludlow Street between Second Street & Third Street.


Bus Stops Closed: (Friday, 5/24/19 at 6:30pm to Sunday 5/26/19 at approximately 3pm.

Eastbound on Third Street between Perry & Ludlow Street

Southbound on Ludlow St., between Second & Third Street

Northbound on Jefferson Street @ Second Street

Westbound on Fifth Street @ Jefferson Street

Northbound on Main Street @ Fourth Street

Northbound on Jefferson Street @ First Street

Westbound on Monument Street between Webster Street & Jefferson Street

Southbound on St. Clair Street @ First Street

Northbound on Monument Street between Jefferson & Main Street


Flyer Bus Stops Closed: ( Thursday, 5/23/19  at approximately 6:45 p.m.) and (Friday, 5/24/19 – 6am -6:30pm)

Northbound on Main Street between Fifth Street & Fourth Street

Southbound on Main Street between First Street & Third Street

The Flyer route detour

During these street closures, The Flyer will also detour in two phases. Please see the attached maps for these detours, one for Thursday, May 23, all day and Friday, May 24, until 7 p.m., and a second map for Friday night and all service hours on Saturday.

Phase 1: The Flyer-Rally-Reroute-01NEWEST

Phase 2: The-Flyer-Rally-Reroute-02

Real-time information during these detours

Please note that during these detours when many buses will be going off-route for several blocks or more, real-time information on RideTime products, including texting, the Transit app, and RideTime automated phone lines, will be incorrect.

For questions about bus arrivals or information on stops, customers can call RTA Customer Service at 425-8300. RTA customer service representatives will be available from 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on Saturday.

What else related to RTA is closed?

The Wright Stop Bike Shop, located next to Wright Stop Plaza at 2 S. Main St., will be closed on Saturday. The Link: Dayton Bike Share stations in the closed section of downtown, including at Courthouse Square and the Wright Stop Plaza station, will be out of order for the duration of the street closures.