Traffic restrictions in Cleveland for Indians, Monsters and President Obama


CLEVELAND– Friday is a busy day for downtown Cleveland.

The Cleveland Indians host Game 1 of the American League Championship Series against the Toronto Blue Jays at 8:08 p.m. The Cleveland Monsters will raise their championship banner before their home opener against the Rockford IceHogs at 7 p.m. And President Barack Obama will campaign for Hillary Clinton at Burke Lakefront Airport at 11:15 a.m.

These big events mean traffic restrictions for downtown drivers. Here are the road closures:

From 8 p.m. Thursday until 11 a.m. Friday:
-Lakeside Avenue at Ontario Street and West Mall Drive. Local through traffic permitted.
-West Mall Drive at Lakeside Avenue.

From 10 a.m. Friday until the President’s event is over:
-North Marginal Road at East 9th Street. No traffic allowed on North Marginal during the event.
-North Marginal Road at East 26th Street. Airport access only.
-Westbound exit ramp of Route 2 to East 9th Street

No parking on the following streets during Game 1 and Game 2:
-Prospect Avenue from Ontario Street to East 14th Street.
-Huron Road from Ontario Street to Prospect Avenue.
-Bolivar Road from East 9th Street to East 14th Street.
-Carnegie Avenue from East 9th Street to East 14th Street.
-East 9th Street from Superior Avenue to Carnegie Avenue.
-East 4th Street from Huron Road to Prospect Avenue.

The city of Cleveland is encouraging people to take the RTA rapid to the games. Parking at the rapid stations is free and round-trip tickets are $5. The trains run for up to 60 minutes after the game ends.