Utility work for new Rangers ballpark to begin next week

Portions of Nolan Ryan Expressway to close on Thursday

With utility work for the Texas Rangers new Arlington ballpark expected to begin next week, the club wants to remind fans of the following closures effective tomorrow, Thursday, August 3.

-- Nolan Ryan Expressway will be closed from south of Randol Mill Road to just north of parking lot entrance B7.

--In addition, the remainder of the Toyota Parking Lot A (south half behind the current Texas Live! construction site) and the northwest quadrant of the Tundra Parking Lot B will also be closed as work begins.

Beginning with the Rangers' homestand that starts on Friday, August 11, fans will need to take Cowboys Way to enter parking lot entrances B6 and B7. Beginning with that homestand, Parking Lot B will be open on game days for season parking only. Lexus Valet Parking will continue to be available at parking lot entrance B1. Cash parking south of Globe Life Park in Arlington is available in the Tacoma Parking Lot R.

The first phase of the ballpark's utility work includes the relocation of a 48" sanitary sewer line and is expected to take three to four months for completion. Surveying and mobilization of the site is expected to begin in the next few days.

Manhattan Construction Company, which was selected by the Texas Rangers as the General Contractor for the new ballpark, will oversee the work.

With the ballpark excavation expected to begin in late September, Nolan Ryan Expressway will be permanently closed from Randol Mill Road to Cowboys Way on or about September 18. In addition, it is expected that the majority of the Tundra Parking Lot B will also close permanently following the Rangers' homestand that concludes on Thursday, September 14. More information will be made available closer to that September date.    

The revised parking map effective for Rangers' home games on August 11 is attached. Updating parking and traffic information can also be found at texasrangers.com.

In addition, The City of Arlington has partnered with Waze to give drivers the best experience possible to get to and from the Entertainment District and Globe Life Park at Arlington. Fans can download Waze for free at www.waze.com/get for iOS and Android and see real-time traffic, find optimal routes, avoid game-related road closures and more.