CLEVELAND — Several streets in Downtown Cleveland remain closed Wednesday due to a structural issue related to some damage inside a tunnel underneath Lakeside Avenue, according to the Cleveland Division of Police.
As of 7 a.m. Wednesday, Lakeside Avenue remains blocked between Ontario and East 6th streets due to an issue within the loading area of the Huntington Convention Center. West 3rd Street is also closed, according to the Cleveland Division of Police.
Lakeside Avenue remains closed until further notice between East 6th Street and Ontario Street due to an issue within the loading area of the Huntington Convention Center. At this time the road closure is precautionary as the roadway is being evaluated for safety.— Cleveland Police (@CLEpolice) June 8, 2021
Authorities said there was some damage inside of the tunnel underneath Lakeside Avenue from the hotel to the parking garage.
"(Monday) afternoon, mid-afternoon, a small piece of concrete that dates to the 1960s, fell. It's a piece around a steel column into our loading dock. We immediately contacted the city and out of an abundance of caution to just keep people safe the city made the decision to close Lakeside Avenue," said Dave Johnson, director of public relations for the Huntington Convention Center.
The road closures are a precautionary measure as the roadway is being evaluated for safety.