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LIST | Best routes to downtown for Browns, Indians games Sunday

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CLEVELAND -- Traffic could be tight getting into downtown Cleveland on Sunday -- both the Indians and Browns are playing at 1 p.m.

Extra traffic control officers will be working downtown to help with traffic and crowds.

Here are a few tips from police to help those heading downtown:

· Arrive downtown early

· Utilize public transportation such as buses and the rapid transit system

· If driving is necessary or desirable plan a travel route into and out of the city and have a secondary route in mind

· Familiarize yourself with downtown parking garages and surface lots - understand that the lots nearest the ballpark generally fill up first

· Abide by parking prohibitions (street parking is illegal on streets adjacent to Jacob's Field before, during and immediately after each game)

· Be aware of increased pedestrian traffic particularly around Progressive Field and First Energy Stadium

· Put Your Junk in Your Trunk (Don't leave items in plain view)

To help alleviate any potential commuting headaches, the Cleveland Police Department has released a guide on alternative routes to get you in and out of downtown a tad faster.

Alternative inbound route(s) for Indians game:

- Innerbelt (I-90) to E. 14th Street to Euclid to E. 13 Street northbound to Superior.

- I-90 ramps East or West to Prospect Avenue westbound; this street will be sign and no parking will be allowed in this area.

- Route 2 eastbound or W. 25th Street northbound to I-90 or I-71 to W. 25th Street to Superior Bridge to West Huron.

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Alternative outbound route(s) for Indians game:

- Superior to E. 13th Street southbound to Euclid to E. 14th to the Innerbelt (I-90).

- E. 18th Street southbound from all major streets running East and West to Carnegie westbound to the inner belt ramps at E. 14th.

- Prospect Avenue eastbound to I-90 ramps East or West; this street will be sign and no parking will be allowed in this area for this event.

- West Huron to Superior Bridge to W. 25th Street, Route 2 westbound or W. 25th Street southbound to I-90 or I-71.

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Alternative inbound route(s) for Browns game:

- Route 2, I-90 or I-71 via eastbound I-90 to E. 55th Street to N. Marginal westbound.

- Route 2, I-90 or I-71 via eastbound I-90 to E. 55th Street to S. Marginal westbound.

- W. 9th Street to Superior.

- I-90 ramps East or West to Superior westbound to E. 9th.

- I-90 East to W. 117th northbound to Clifton Avenue to Route 2.

- I-90 East or West to Euclid or Prospect, to Superior to E. 14th or E. 18th northbound.

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Alternative outbound route(s) for Browns game:

- N. Marginal to E. 55th Street to freeway ramps Route 2, I-90 or I-71 via westbound I-90.

- S. Marginal to E. 55th Street to freeway ramps Route 2, I-90 or I-71 via westbound I-90.

- W. 9 Street to Superior across bridge to W. 25th to Route 2 westbound or W. 25 Street southbound to I-90 or I71.

- E. 9th to Superior eastbound to I-90 ramps East or West.

- Route 2 westbound to Clifton to W. 117 southbound to I-90 East or West.

- E. 14th or E. 18th southbound to Superior, Euclid or Prospect to I-90 East or West.

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