Effective Sunday, January 5, 2014, in preparation of the closure of Watertown Plank Road under US-45 as part of the Zoo Interchange Project, Route 31 will begin operating a new schedule. We apologize for the short notice, but MCTS was just recently notified of the date.
New schedules marked with an effective date of “January 2014” will be available in information racks and on buses beginning Thursday, January 2, 2014. The new schedule is also available for preview on RideMCTS.com.
UPDATED 1/2/2013: Once Watertown Plank Road is closed, which should happen at 9:30 pm, Sunday, January 5, 2014, the Route 31 will detour as follows:
Westbound Detour Routing
West on Watertown Plank Road, north on Discovery Parkway, southwest on Swan Boulevard and continue south to Watertown Plank Road and west to regular route.
Eastbound Detour Routing
From Innovation Drive: north on Swan Boulevard, continue northeast to Discovery Parkway and south to Watertown Plank Road and east to regular route.
Once Watertown Plank Road is closed pedestrians needing to travel on Watertown Plank Road between Innovation Drive and 92nd Street will not be required to pay a fare while on a Route 31 bus. However, if a transfer is requested the passenger must pay full fare. Please watch for signs in the area and click here to see a map.
Effective Monday, May 13, 2013, eastbound Route 31 buses will detour to avoid delays due to construction. During this time, westbound buses will continue to serve westbound stops along Watertown Plank Road, Mayfair Road, Research Drive and Innovation Drive as usual. Eastbound detour routing is as follows:
Eastbound Only: From the layover on Innovation Drive, buses will continue on Innovation Drive to Watertown Plank Road and east on Watertown Plank Road to regular routing.
Please view this map to see which eastbound stops will no longer be served and where new temporary bus stops will be located during this time.