Q Transformation work moves forward

posted by Ken Robinson - 

Q Bridge

(Cleveland) - Quicken Loans Arena is now closed for the summer as work continues on The Q Transformation, the renovation project to update and modernize the almost 24-year-old arena. 

The initial phase of construction began on the exterior of the arena last February, and now that the Cavaliers NBA season has concluded, crews are working on interior areas of the facility as well.  

The North Bridge that connects the JACK Casino parking garage to Quicken Loans Arena is being taken down.  

All lanes on Huron Rd. are closed completely for one week from Ontario St. to E. 6th St.  

This stretch of Huron was already reduced to two lanes (one eastbound and one westbound) back in February when the initial phase of demolition and construction began on the arena.  

The two lanes will re-open no later than July 2nd.  Detour signs will be posted for motorists needing to travel that span of Huron Rd. 

The Cleveland Indians have no home games scheduled at Progressive Field during this period.

Construction also continues on the south side of the facility. Lanes on North Roadway (the street closest to the arena) will have limited access to motorists traveling through Gateway Plaza. 

While areas around the arena will be zoned off, work on The Q Transformation will not impact fans attending Cleveland Indians home games at Progressive Field. 

Due to The Q’s temporary closing, the Quicken Loans Arena box office will be closed for the summer, re-opening in the fall.  

During this time, tickets for any announced future event scheduled at The Q will be available for purchase at TheQArena.com or at any of the 58 Discount Drug Mart northern Ohio locations.

(Photos by Ken Robinson/WTAM)

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