Safety during NFL draft in Cleveland
CLEVELAND (WJW) – The city of Cleveland held a press conference on the safety surrounding the 2021 NFL Draft on Tuesday.
Mayor Frank Jackson, Director of Public Safety Karrie Howard and Police Chief Calvin Williams spoke about the city’s plans. They underlined: “See something, say something.” The Cleveland Police Division will use its bicycle units.
Draft runs Thursday through Saturday with events at FirstEnergy Stadium, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Great Lakes Science Center. Officers will also be in entertainment districts to ensure they are COVID compliant.
Williams said that while this is a big event for downtown Cleveland, neighborhoods will be covered. District staffing will be 100 percent.
Parking and traffic:
Normal Browns game day parking restrictions apply. This includes from Lakeside Avenue to Superior Avenue and from 12th Street East to Old River Road.
The following sites will be closed from 9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 28 to 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 2:
- Route 2 Westbound from I-90 Westbound to Dead Man’s Curve
- Route 2 west exit to East 9th Street
- Route 2 west exit to West 3rd Street
- Exits along Route 2 eastbound to downtown, including Lakeside / West 6th Street, Easts 9th Street, and Muni Lot exits
- West and East Mall Promenade
- East 9th Street, from Lakeside to North Marginal
- West 3rd Street just north of the Route 2 overpass
Access to Jones Day / Northpoint garages will be available only from Lakeside Avenue. Access to Summit Parking and County Garage will be available.
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