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Know Before You Go: Cavs Fan Fest traffic & parking alerts

(Source: WOIO) (Source: WOIO)
As the Cavaliers playoff series continues, the City of Cleveland would like to remind visitors and all those in the downtown area of the parking restrictions that will be in place for the home playoff game Tuesday, April 21 at 7:00 p.m.

"No Parking" restrictions will be in place at the areas listed below. These restrictions go into effect two hours before game time:
  • Huron Road (from Ontario Street to Prospect Avenue)
  • Prospect Avenue (from Ontario Street To East 14th Street)
  • East 9th Street (from Euclid Avenue to Carnegie Avenue)
  • East 4th Street (from Prospect Avenue to Huron Road)
In addition to the notification of parking restrictions, the City of Cleveland and Division of Police offer the following advice to improve your visit and downtown experience:

Arrive early. Plan your commute beforehand to effectively utilize your time. For Tuesday's Cavaliers game, there will be a free Fan Fest outside The Q beginning at 4:30 p.m. Arrive early to enjoy the festivities.

Ride RTA. RTA will operate Red Line trains every 15 minutes to accommodate Cavs fans. Blue and Green Line trains will operate according to the regular schedule.

All rapid lines will serve Cavs fans for at least 90 minutes after the game ends.

Park for free at many of RTA's rapid stations, buy a $5 All-Day-Pass and take the train to Tower City Station for an easy walk to the Q through the enclosed Walkway near Tower City food court.

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.  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 that if you are traveling and use I-77 south to exit Downtown you will notice changes as the East 9th and Ontario Street ramps to I-77 south have been permanently relocated.

Outbound I-77 traffic now uses a wider, more attractive boulevard along Orange Avenue. The E 14th Street entrance to I-77 south has been improved and Broadway Avenue also provides a great alternate to reach I-77.

Motorists who use I-71 north or I-90 east to enter Downtown are also reminded that the Ontario Street exit ramp is temporarily closed and you should use East 9th Street instead – or – Opt for the Alternate! and use I-490 and I-77 to bypass construction.

Follow all posted signage and allow for extra travel time to reach, and depart, Downtown venues.

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