CLEVELAND– The City of Cleveland expects lots of traffic downtown this Friday for the Indians Home Opener.
Besides giving yourself extra time, the city also recommends that people use public transportation or car pool.
The following traffic information was released Monday:
**Parking at Gateway East Garage: The special event rate will be in effect and as such, monthly and daily customers will not have regular access. Monthly parking customers will be able to show their monthly pass at the East Entrance of the Lakefront Municipal Parking Lot (1500 S. Marginal) to access all day parking free of charge. RTA provides bus service from the west end of Muni Lot to Public Square.
**Parking will be restricted on the south-side of Prospect Avenue from Ontario Street to E.23rd Street; on the south-side of Huron from Ontario Street to Prospect Avenue; on either side of E. 9th Street from Chester Avenue to Ontario Street; and on Erie Ct. and Sumner Ct. for bus parking. Signs will be posted indicating these restrictions.
**The City of Cleveland Traffic Bureau will have traffic controllers in place at key intersections to help improve traffic flow.
**RTA is increasing rail service to accommodate additional passengers for the Home Opener. Click for details.
On Monday, groundskeepers were putting the finishing touches on Progressive Field to get the stadium ready for Friday’s big game.
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