Road Closures Announced for National Senior Games

Closures Scheduled for 10K, Triathlon, Cycling and Race Walk events; Public Encouraged to Plan Ahead, Consider Public Transportation

Cleveland, OH (July 16, 2013) – With the 2013 National Senior Games presented by Humana set to begin, the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission and City of Cleveland are encouraging Northeast Ohio residents to plan ahead on certain days as minor road closures are required for a handful of sports competitions.

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“The 2013 National Senior Games will again put a spotlight on our great city of Cleveland,” said Mayor Frank G. Jackson. “The athletes, their families and other spectators will have the opportunity to experience everything that the city has to offer, from great accommodations, exceptional restaurants, world-class cultural and entertainment venues to the Midwest welcome of our residents. I am optimistic that they will walk away with nothing but great memories of their time spent in Cleveland which will only attract more events and visitors in the future, and that’s always good for us.”

The scheduled road closures are as follows:

SATURDAY, JULY 20 – 10K Road Race
Lakeside Ave. from Ontario St. to E. 9th St. 5:30 am – 1:30 pm

SUNDAY, JULY 21 – Triathlon
E. 9th St.: Erieside Ave. – Lakeside Ave. 6 am – 11 am
E. 9th St.: Lakeside Ave. – St. Clair Ave. 6 am – 11 am
Shoreway (Westbound): E. 9th St. – W. 3rd St. 6 am – 11 am
Shoreway (Eastbound): Lake Ave. – Interstate 90 6 am – 11 am (Edgewater Park / marina access via W. 49th St.)
West Blvd.: Lake Ave. – Edgewater Dr. 6 am – 11 am
Erieside Ave.: W. 3rd St. – E. 9th St. 5 am – 12 pm
Lakeside Ave.: W. 9th St. – E. 9th St. 6 am – 11 am
W. 3rd St.: W. Lakeside Ave. – Erieside Ave. 6 am – 11 am (Access to NorthCoast Harbor via E. 9th St.)

SATURDAY, JULY 27 – Cycling
E. 9th St. (Southbound): Erieside Ave. – Lakeside Ave. 5:30 am-12 pm (One lane northbound will be maintained)
Shoreway (Westbound): I-90 to Edgewater Dr. Exit Ramp 5:30 am-12 pm (Edgewater Park / marina access via Lake Ave. at Clifton Blvd.)
Shoreway (Eastbound): Lake Ave. – W. Lakeside Ave. 5:30 am-12 pm (Edgewater Park / marina access via Lake Ave. at Clifton Blvd.)
Erieside Ave.: W. 3rd St. – E. 9th St. 5:30 am-1 2pm
W. Lakeside Ave.: W. 6th St. – Ontario St. 5:30 am-1 2pm
W. 3rd St.: W. Lakeside Ave. – Erieside Ave. 5:30 am-12 pm (Access to NorthCoast Harbor via E. 9th St.)

SUNDAY, JULY 28 – Cycling
E. 9th St. (Southbound): Erieside Ave. – Lakeside Ave. 5:30 am-12 pm (One lane northbound will be maintained)
Shoreway (Westbound): I-90 to Edgewater Dr. Exit Ramp 5:30 am-12 pm (Edgewater Park / marina access via Lake Ave. at Clifton Blvd.)
Shoreway (Eastbound): Lake Ave. – W. Lakeside Ave. 5:30 am-12 pm (Edgewater Park / marina access via Lake Ave. at Clifton Blvd.)
Erieside Ave.: W. 3rd St. – E. 9th St. 5:30 am-12 pm
W. Lakeside Ave.: W. 6th St. – Ontario St. 5:30 am-12 pm
W. 3rd St.: W. Lakeside Ave. – Erieside Ave. 5:30 am-12 pm (Access to NorthCoast Harbor via E. 9th St.)

WEDNESDAY, JULY 31 – Race Walk
Erieside Ave.: W. 3rd St. – Al Lerner Way 5:30 am-12 pm (Access to NorthCoast Harbor via E. 9th St.)

To encourage anyone interested in attending The Games and visit The Village sponsored by AstraZeneca at the Convention Center via bus, train or trolley, the Sports Commission purchased discounted 4-day passes from the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA). Those are for sale at the RTA booth in The Village or online through The Games website (https://nsgrta.trstickets.com/) to be picked up at The Village. All information about the RTA service available throughout the Senior Games to everyone can be found on RTA’s website at: http://www.riderta.com/seniorgames.

For those who choose to drive downtown, free shuttles will operate between two parking lots and the Cleveland Convention Center from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.:
• The North Coast Port Authority, behind FirstEnergy Stadium (parking costs $5 per day)
• The Cleveland Municipal Parking Lot (parking costs $2 per day)

Case Western Reserve University will operate a free shuttle from Adelbert Road to events at the Veale Center for participants and visitors. The shuttle will pick up at the HealthLine Station at Adelbert Road.

Approximately 30,000 athletes and accompanying visitors are expected in Northeast Ohio, generating an estimated economic impact of $35 million. Sports and entertainment events will take place from July 19 through August 1, starting with an Opening Festival on Mall B (July 19, 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.). Competition in 19 medal contending sports will begin on July 20 at 20 venues throughout the City and region. The Village sponsored by AstraZeneca will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Cleveland Convention Center, offering different programming each day, vendor booths and more. On July 26 at 7 p.m., Quicken Loans Arena will host the 2013 Celebration of Athletes sponsored by AstraZeneca. Olympic medalist Scott Hamilton will emcee the intergenerational rock & roll experience. For detailed schedules and transportation information, visit http://www.Cleveland2013.com.

 Click here for the full press release

About Daniel Williams

City of Cleveland, Ohio, Director of Media Relations

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