Public Square traffic re-route and road closures kick in March 9

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CLEVELAND – Get ready: all the traffic changes and road closures involved with the renovation of Public Square are  going into effect  March 9.  Something has to be done with all the traffic traveling through the square during the facelift, and last month, the city announced that it had come up with a plan to maintain what traffic it could and re-route the rest.

During the renovation, the parts of Ontario Street and Superior Avenue that run through the square will close completely. The roads that surround Public Square and Rockwell Avenue will be open only to buses and local traffic.

As of Monday, March 9, the following changes will be in effect:

  • Only RTA and necessary property access around Public Square – this includes valet, parking garage access, etc
  • Bus stops, shelters and bus layover areas have been reorganized to accommodate the entire closure of the square
  • All bus routes and transfers will still be within one block of Public Square
  • The HealthLine stop right across from Tower City will remain open
The plan was created by the City of Cleveland Division of Traffic Engineering, The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA), the Ohio Department of Transportation and the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency.

For a map of new and removed Public Square bus stops, click here.

For the overall detour plan for Public Square, click here.

For more information on the entire project, click here.

Watch a past report on the renovations below: