RNC Impacts Beginning July 18, 2016

Remaining 2016 Republican National Convention traffic restriction will begin on Monday, July 18, 2016. Below is a list of the restrictions in place.

Republican National Convention July 18-21

Innerbelt Freeway (Interstate 90)
The following traffic restrictions will be implemented beginning at 10:00 a.m. Monday, July 18  and will remain until 2:00 a.m. Friday, July 22.

Commercial Vehicles

  • Restricted from traveling westbound on the Innerbelt Freeway between East 21st Street and the Interstate 490 interchange.
  • Restricted from traveling eastbound on the Innerbelt Freeway between the Interstate 490 interchange and Prospect Avenue.

All Vehicles

  • Westbound lanes of the Innerbelt Freeway will be restricted to one lane from East  21st Street to just west of the West 3rd Street overpass.
  • Eastbound lanes of the Innerbelt Freeway will be restricted to one lane from just west of the West 3rd Street overpass to the East 14th Street interchange.

In addition, the Innerbelt Freeway will be closed in both directions nightly (Monday through Thursday) from 8:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. with the following ramps affected:

  • Closed: I-90 on ramp at Ontario
  • Closed: I-90 on ramp at East 9th Street
  • Closed: I-90 off ramp at East 9th
  • Closed: I-77 off ramp to East 9th Street and Ontario Street

***The Chester Avenue exit ramp from Interstate 90 eastbound and Interstate 71 northbound has  been modified to allow vehicles to turn left on Chester Street to ease traffic congestion due to the  closure of East 9th Street ramps.***

City Parking Restrictions
Effective immediately, and through 2:00 a.m. on Friday, July 22, street parking in the central business district of downtown Cleveland will be unavailable within the below boundaries:

  • All streets west of East 26th Street and east of West 10th Street
  • All streets north of Carnegie Avenue within boundaries of East 26th Street and West 10th Street
  • West 25th Street from Detroit Avenue to Gehring Street

Public Viewing Areas (Republican National Convention Complex)
Starting at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, July 18 through 2:00 a.m. on Friday, July 22, the below  locations are gathering spaces available to the public for expressive activities as well as for
sightseeing:

  • In the triangular green space at Ontario Street and Huron on the western side of the Republican National Convention Complex. This space is accessible from the west side of the Lorain-Carnegie (Hope Memorial) Bridge via the north side pedestrian path.
  • On Erie Court between East 9th Street and East 14th Street.
  • On Prospect Avenue between Ontario Street and East 9th Street (the segment that is closed to vehicle traffic).
  • On Huron Road from East 7th Street to Prospect Avenue.

View the full list of traffic restrictions for the 2016 Republican National Convention here.

About Dan Williams

Director of Media Relations for Mayor Frank G. Jackson, City of Cleveland

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