October 17 / 2013

Ontario/Prospect Intersection to Close Temporarily

Due to the hoisting of Horseshoe Casino’s pedestrian walkway this weekend, the Ontario St./Prospect Ave. intersection outside Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse will be closed to traffic beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Friday through 6 a.m. Monday. This will effect fans coming to Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse for Friday’s Monster’s game and Saturday’s Cavs preseason game. Fans traveling north on Ontario off the interstate will be able to turn right on Huron to access the Gateway East Garage, and they can also access the East Garage from E. 9th St. HOWEVER, DELAYS FOR THOSE TRAVELING THIS ROUTE ARE EXPECTED. Fans and should be advised to carpool, use RTA and arrive early to the games.

Official Notice:

The Horseshoe Casino has begun construction on the pedestrian walkway, which will span the intersection of Ontario Street and Prospect Avenue. This weekend, the Ontario/Prospect intersection will be closed to enable Horseshoe to raise the walkway into place. The intersection will be closed beginning at approximately 6:30 p.m. Friday, October 18, 2013. The intersection will reopen by 6:00 a.m. Monday, Oct. 21, 2013.

Prospect Avenue will be closed from East 4th Street to just past the Horseshoe Casino. Ontario Street will be closed from Public Square to Huron Road. Sidewalks may be closed at certain times due to safety hazards.

The northbound detour route will be Ontario Street to Huron Road to Superior Avenue. The southbound detour route will be Ontario Street to South Roadway to eastbound on Euclid Avenue to East 9th street. Traffic controllers will staff closure points to redirect traffic.

More information regarding street closures and transportation information can be found on the Cleveland Division of Police website at http://clevelandpolice.wordpress.com/2013/10/16/horseshoe-casino-pedestrian-walkway-project-ontarioprospect-intersection-to-close-temporarily/

Ontario Closure Map


  • The Ontario Street and Prospect Avenue intersection will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Fri., Oct. 18; the intersection will reopen by 6 a.m. on Mon., Oct. 21.
  • Prospect Avenue between West 2nd Street and East 4th Street, as well as Ontario Street between Public Square and Huron Road, will also close at 6:30 p.m. on Fri., Oct. 18; the roads will reopen by 6 a.m. on Mon., Oct. 21