Cavs Parade: Street Closures, Parking Bans And Public Transportation Information

The Cavs and the City of Cleveland have announced their official plans for the 2016 NBA Championship Parade – all of the details for which are here.

In order to get downtown safely and easily, here’s some important traffic information.

Street Closures

The following STREET CLOSURE will be in place for the Cleveland Cavaliers Championship Parade & Rally on Tuesday, June 21, 2016. This restriction will be in effect until 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 22, 2016

St. Clair Avenue between East Mall Drive and West Mall Drive

The following STREET CLOSURES will be in place for the Cleveland Cavaliers Championship Parade & Rally on Wednesday, June 22, 2016. These closures will be in effect until 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 22, 2016.

Huron Road at West 2nd Street
Huron Road at West Superior Avenue (local access only).
Ontario Street at Prospect Avenue, southbound.
Huron Road at Prospect Avenue
Lorain-Carnegie Bridge at West 20th Street
Orange Avenue at East 14th Street
Sumner Court at East 14th Street
Erie Court at East 14th Street
East 3rd Street between Superior and Rockwell
Rockwell from East 6th Street to Public Square
Prospect Avenue at East 14th Street
Prospect Avenue at Huron Road east of East 9th Street, westbound
Euclid Avenue at East 12th Street, westbound
Euclid Avenue at East 6th Street, eastbound
Chester Avenue at East 12th Street, westbound
Walnut Avenue at East 12th Street, westbound
Vincent Avenue at East 6, eastbound
Superior Avenue at East 12th Street, westbound
St. Clair at East 12 Street, westbound
Lakeside Avenue at East 12th Street, westbound
Lakeside Avenue at Ontario Street, eastbound
St. Clair Avenue at Ontario Street, eastbound
Superior Avenue at West 3rd Street (local access only)
Superior Avenue at East 6th Street, eastbound
Commercial Hill at Canal (local access only)

RELATED: Official Parade Route Map

Parking Bans

The following parking bans will be in place for the Cleveland Cavaliers Championship Parade & Rally on Wednesday, June 22, 2016. These bans will be in effect until 9:00 p.m.

East 9th Street in its entirety
Vincent Avenue in its entirety
Walnut Avenue in its entirety
Huron Road from 800 Prospect Avenue to Ontario Street
Huron Road between Prospect Avenue and Euclid Avenue
Carnegie Avenue from East 14th Street to Ontario Street (both sides of the street)
Sumner Avenue and Erie Court from East 14th Street to East 9th Street
Bolivar Road from East 7th Street to East 14th Street
Prospect Avenue from East 14th Street to Ontario Street
Chester Avenue from East 9th Street to East 12th Street
Superior Avenue from East 9th Street to East 12th Street
Rockwell Avenue from East 9th Street to East 12th Street
St. Clair Avenue from East 12th Street to West 3rd Street
Lakeside Avenue from East 12th Street to West 3rd Street
East 6th Street from Lakeside Avenue to Superior Avenue
West Prospect from West Superior Avenue to West 2nd Street
West 2nd Street between West Prospect Avenue to West Huron Road
West Huron Road from West 2nd Street to west Superior Avenue
East 12th Street from Lakeside Avenue to Superior Avenue
East 13th Street from Lakeside Avenue to Superior Avenue

Transportation and Parking

RTA is your winning ride to the Cavalier’s Championship Parade and Rally set for Wednesday, June 22. Park for free at many of the Rapid transit stations, and ride the train to Tower City.

A commemorative Championship $5 All-Day, round trip pass will be on sale at all the Rapid transit stations on the Red, Blue and Green lines.

Please have a $5 bill ready to make your purchase. Keep the card in a secure place – you will have to show the pass on your trip home. Trains will operate every 10 minutes, and RTA staff will be on hand to assist customers.

To reach RTA by car

From the northwest, drive east on I-90 to the Triskett Rapid Station. Ride the Red Line to Tower City.

From the southwest, drive east on I-480 to the Brookpark Rapid Station. Ride the Red Line to Tower City.

From the south, drive north on I-71 to the Puritas Rapid Station at West 150th Street. Ride the Red Line to Tower City.

From I-271, drive west on Chagrin Blvd. to the municipal lot north of the Farnsleigh Rapid Station. Ride the Blue Line to Tower City.

From the east, park at the Green Road Rapid Station. Ride the Green Line to Tower City.

From the northeast, drive west on Euclid Avenue to the Louis Stokes Station at Windermere. Ride the HealthLine to Public Square, or the Red Line to Tower City.

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