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This page lists all current detours on the fixed route system. To see detours that have been planned, but not yet started, visit the Upcoming Detours Page.


Jul. 15, 2024

Route 04:

Beginning Monday June 15, there will be an additional update to the Route 4 detours. Due to work on the railroad at 7th St & 1st Ave N, Route 4 will need to take 8th St in bound to the GTC between 1st Ave & Center Ave. This detour is expected to last 1 week.

Riders can request pick-up or drop-off at any safe intersection along the route detour path. When waiting to board, be sure to wave to the approaching bus to get the attention of the driver. Grey bus stops cannot be serviced during this detour.

Still active detours:

Beginning Friday April 5, there will be an update to the Route 4 detour due to the construction at the old Fairmont Creamery area.

Route 4 will NOT be traveling by the River View Heights shelter. It will continue on 9th Street to 1st Ave. River View Heights residents can catch the bus at the corner of 9th Street and 2nd Ave N.

The 11th St Underpass Project will begin March 25, 2024. This project is slated to last for approximately 2.5 years. Phase One will affect Route 4 and will eventually affect Route 2 in the future. Riders, please be aware that the project will potentially have many detour changes. MATBUS will try to get out information as soon as it is available to us.

Phase One will close down 1st Ave between 9th St and 12th St. See the map below for the detour specifics.

Jul. 10, 2024

Route 06:

Due to the reconstruction of the Dilworth Fire Station and deliveries with heavy construction vehicles, Route 6 will be detoured beginning Wednesday July 10. Route 6 will take Hwy 10 between Hwy 9 and 5th St NW. This detour will last approximately 1 week.

Jun. 15, 2024

Route 14:

Due to the closure of the 42nd St. S bridge between 19th Ave S & 23rd Ave S, Route 14 will be detoured beginning June 10. The closure is expected to last 60 days.

Outbound Detour: Route 14 will turn west onto 23rd Ave S, north onto 45th St. S, east on 17th Ave S, back on route.

Inbound Detour: Reverse of outbound.

Due to the closure of the intersection of NP Ave & 8th St. N, Route 14 will be detoured beginning June 10, 2024, until Fall 2024.

NP Ave detour: Route 14 will continue north on 10th St. N, turn east onto 1st Ave N, then turn south onto 5th St. N.

Riders can request pick-up or drop-off at any safe intersection along the route detour path. When waiting to board, be sure to wave to the approaching bus to get the attention of the driver. Grey bus stops cannot be serviced during this detour. Detours are subject to change, check the website before each trip.

Jun. 11, 2024

Route 11:

Due to the closure of 25th Ave N, Route 11 will be detoured. The road is likely to reopen by July 22.

25th Ave N detour: Route 11 will continue north on Elm St., turn west on 28th Ave N, then turn south on Broadway, back on route.

Passengers at the Gate City Bank shelter who wish to board can do so on the west side of Broadway and 25th Ave N.

Riders can request pick-up or drop-off at any safe intersection along the route detour path. When waiting to board, be sure to wave to the approaching bus to get the attention of the driver. Grey bus stops cannot be serviced during this detour. Detours are subject to change, check the website before each trip.

Jun. 10, 2024

Route 13:

Due to the closure of the intersection of NP Ave & 8th St. N, Route 13 will be detoured beginning June 10, 2024, until Fall 2024.

NP Ave detour: Route 13 will turn north onto 10th St. N, east onto 1st Ave N, then south onto 5th St. N.

Due to construction of Albrecht Blvd between 15th Ave N & 17th Ave N, Route 13 will be detoured from June 3 until August 2.

Albrecht Blvd detour: Route 13 will turn east onto 15th Ave N, then turn south onto N University Dr. back on Route.

Riders can request pick-up or drop-off at any safe intersection along the route detour path. When waiting to board, be sure to wave to the approaching bus to get the attention of the driver. Grey bus stops cannot be serviced during this detour. Detours are subject to change, check the website before each trip.

Jun. 10, 2024

Route 15:

Due to the closure of the intersection of NP Ave & 8th St. N, Route 15 will be detoured beginning June 10, 2024, until Fall 2024.

NP Ave detour: Route 15 will continue north on 10th St. N, turn east onto 1st Ave N, then turn south onto 5th St. N.

Riders can request pick-up or drop-off at any safe intersection along the route detour path. When waiting to board, be sure to wave to the approaching bus to get the attention of the driver. Grey bus stops cannot be serviced during this detour. Detours are subject to change, check the website before each trip.

Jun. 10, 2024

Route 18:

Due to the closure of the intersection of NP Ave & 8th St. N, Route 18 will be detoured beginning June 10, 2024, until Fall 2024.

NP Ave detour: Route 18 will continue north on 10th St. N, turn east onto 1st Ave N, then turn south onto 5th St. N.

Riders can request pick-up or drop-off at any safe intersection along the route detour path. When waiting to board, be sure to wave to the approaching bus to get the attention of the driver. Grey bus stops cannot be serviced during this detour. Detours are subject to change, check the website before each trip.

Jun. 10, 2024

Route 24:

Due to the closure of the 42nd St. S bridge between 19th Ave S & 23rd Ave S, Route 24 will be detoured beginning June 10. The closure is expected to last 60 days.

Outbound Detour: Route 24 will turn west onto 19th Ave S, south onto 20th Ave S, north onto 44th St. S, west onto 19th Ave S, south onto 45th St. S, then turn west onto 23rd Ave S, back on route.

Riders can request pick-up or drop-off at any safe intersection along the route detour path. When waiting to board, be sure to wave to the approaching bus to get the attention of the driver. Grey bus stops cannot be serviced during this detour. Detours are subject to change, check the website before each trip.

Jun. 10, 2024

Route 14:

Due to the closure of the 42nd St. S bridge between 19th Ave S & 23rd Ave S, Route 14 will be detoured beginning June 10. The closure is expected to last 60 days.

Outbound Detour: Route 14 will turn west onto 23rd Ave S, north onto 45th St. S, east on 19th Ave S, south on 44th St. S, east on 20th Ave S, east on 19th Ave S, the north on 42nd St. S, back on route.

Inbound Detour: reverse of outbound.

Due to the closure of the intersection of NP Ave & 8th St. N, Route 14 will be detoured beginning June 10, 2024, until Fall 2024.

NP Ave detour: Route 14 will continue north on 10th St. N, turn east onto 1st Ave N, then turn south onto 5th St. N.

Riders can request pick-up or drop-off at any safe intersection along the route detour path. When waiting to board, be sure to wave to the approaching bus to get the attention of the driver. Grey bus stops cannot be serviced during this detour. Detours are subject to change, check the website before each trip.

May. 20, 2024

Route 01:

Beginning Monday May 20, Route 1 will begin a significant detour due to street construction on 4th Ave S, 6th St S and 5th Ave S. Route 1 will take 8th St between 24th Ave & 3rd Ave inbound to the GTC.

Bus stops that will not be accessible:
* 24th Ave & 7th St
* Shelter on 24th Ave & 5th St
* 5th St & 22nd Ave
* 5th St & 20th Ave
* 5th St & 18th Ave
* 5th St & 16th Ave
* 5th St & 14th Ave
* 5th St & 12th Ave
* Shelter at Concordia on 5th St
* 5th St & 7th Ave
* 5th St & 4th Ave

This construction will last most of the summer.

Riders can request pick-up or drop-off at any safe intersection along the route detour path. When waiting to board, be sure to wave to the approaching bus to get the attention of the driver. Grey bus stops cannot be serviced during this detour.