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Cleveland and local businesses have been meticulously preparing for a host of events that will be occurring all week long throughout our city. Special events involving the Republican National Convention will begin on Monday, August 3rd and continue throughout the week with the culmination of the first Republican presidential candidate debate on Thursday, August 6th. These events are part of the RNC’s Summer Meetings, in preparation for the Republican National Convention in Cleveland next year.

Mayor Jackson will host the 32nd annual “Night Out Against Crime” on Tuesday, August 4th at various locations around the city. Highlighting this year’s “Night Out Against Crime” event will be an exhibition baseball game played at historic League Park between Cleveland Police Officers and youth from the City of Cleveland’s youth baseball league with support from the Cleveland Indians. The exhibition game is a part of Major League Baseball’s “Play Ball” initiative.

These events are expected to draw scores of visitors from all over the country into our city to get a first look at potential Presidential nominees and experience all the great things our city has to offer. The City of Cleveland and our area partners have been preparing and coordinating to ensure that the debate and other events in the city this week are executed seamlessly and that all enjoy their visit to the City of Cleveland.

In order to accomplish this task, The City of Cleveland Division of Police would like to announce the following traffic restrictions for Wednesday, August 5th and Thursday, August 6th.

Wednesday, August 5th at 9:00 am

Closure of two lanes, westbound on Huron Road from East 4th Street to East 7th Street. One westbound lane of travel will be permitted to travel past the enclosure.

Click here for the Wednesday, August 5th traffic map!

Thursday, August 6th at 9:00 am

Complete closure of Huron Road from Ontario Street to East 7th Street. This road closure will be in effect for the duration of the event on Thursday.

The corner of Huron and Prospect will be closed for the duration of the event. Local access will be permitted to hotel and parking garage patrons.

Designated media satellite truck parking will be allotted in the following areas: corner of Huron Road and Ontario Street, select areas on Ontario Street, corner of Carnegie and Ontario by the I-90 freeway.

Click here for the Thursday, August 6th traffic map!

There will be limited access to Gateway parking garages on both dates. For your convenience, visit for parking alternatives on both dates.



Article Courtesy of WOIO 19 Action News Cleveland

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