Lively Week of Events in Downtown Cleveland Continues

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Lively Week of Events in Downtown Cleveland Continues

CLEVELAND – The fun and excitement in Cleveland continues this week with a major concert at Quicken Loans Arena tonight followed by Game 2 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on Thursday, May 19, at 8:30 pm ET. The City of Cleveland would like to remind visitors and all those in the downtown area of the following parking restrictions that will be in place for both events:

  • Huron Road – from Ontario Street to Prospect Avenue
  • Prospect Avenue – from Ontario Street To East 14th Street
  • East 9th Street – from Euclid Avenue to Bolivar Road
  • East 4th Street – from Prospect Avenue to Huron Road
  • East 2nd Street – from Prospect Avenue to High Street

In addition to the downtown events, filming for the motion picture “Fast 8” continues at various locations throughout the city. To see a list of street closure associated with the filming, please click here.

The downtown events and movie filming may result in an increase in pedestrian and vehicular traffic. Use caution when traveling downtown and allow yourself extra travel time. The City of Cleveland and Division of Police offer the following tips to make your trip to Cleveland stress-free.

Arrive early. In order to ensure that you arrive at your destination without missing a second of the action, plan your commute beforehand and allow yourself extra travel time.

Ride RTA. The RTA Rapid is your best transportation to each of these events Downtown. Park for free, buy a $5 All-Day Pass, and leave the rest to us. No driving hassles, no expensive downtown parking. Visit www.riderta.com to plan your trip.

Put Your Junk in Your Trunk! Valuable items should not be left in the interior of a vehicle where others can see them. Even better is to place these items in the trunk prior to arriving at your destination.

Be aware of increased pedestrian traffic in the downtown area.

If you see something suspicious, say something. Report any suspicious activity to safety officials.

The Bureau of Traffic will supplement their customary allotment of traffic enforcement officers with additional police officers and traffic controllers to facilitate traffic into and out of downtown and to assist with pedestrian traffic for the concert and Cavaliers’ game. Numerous officers will be detailed to the area during the event for added security and crowd control.

The Ohio Department of Transportation would like to remind motorists to plan ahead as road & bridge improvement projects take place around the City of Cleveland. Roadways including the Cleveland Memorial Shoreway and Interstate 90 “Inner-belt” are under construction. Motorists are encouraged to follow all posted signage and allow for extra travel time to reach, and depart, Downtown venues. Be sure to “Know Before You Go” and visit www.ohgo.com for up-to-the-minute information, including LIVE traffic speeds and cameras approaching Downtown Cleveland.