Chihuahuas remind fans of I-10 traffic delays

El Paso Chihuahuas
Friday, May 9, 2014 - 4:44pm

The staff at Southwest University Park is eager to welcome the El Paso Chihuahuas back home after their road trip to Fresno. Beginning Saturday, May 10th the Chihuahuas will play a four-game series against the Albuquerque Isotopes. Due to the closures of Interstate 10 this weekend by the Texas Department of Transportation, Chihuahuas fans are highly encouraged to find alternate routes to the ballpark for the games on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon.

On Saturday, May 10th two westbound inside lanes on I-10 will be closed between the Santa Fe Overpass and the Executive Center Overpass from 7:00p.m. to midnight. For fans driving west after the game on Saturday night, both Paisano Drive and Mesa Street are the best alternate routes.

On Sunday, May 11th both eastbound and westbound lanes will be completely closed from the Porfirio Diaz Overpass to the Executive Center Overpass beginning at midnight. Those lanes will remain closed through Monday, May 12th at 6:00a.m. Fans coming from the west side of El Paso are encouraged to use Paisano Drive and Mesa Street to access Downtown and to return home after the game.

“We continue to applaud our traffic partners at EPDOT, TXDOT and EPPD for helping us identify the best way for fans to get to the ballpark,” said Brad Taylor, General Manager of the El Paso Chihuahuas. “We were extremely successful at getting people in and out of the vicinity during the first homestand. For the upcoming games, we hope everyone will plan their routes and identify parking locations ahead of time and consider using Sun Metro Park+Ride service.”

Sun Metro will provide Park+Ride services for the next eight home games, beginning Saturday, May 10th and running through Sunday, May 18th. Round-trip Park+Ride Service for $3 (ages 5 and under are free) is available from several locations around El Paso to Southwest University Park. Park+Ride schedules can be viewed here.

With over 6,200 public parking spaces within a six-block radius of Southwest University Park and alternate ingress and egress routes, there are plenty of options for getting to and from the game this Sunday. The El Paso Chihuahuas website hosts a map of parking opportunities at meters, surface lots, and in parking garages. The map includes directional traffic flow and ADA-accessible entrances and general drop-off zones. To view the Parking & Access Map as well as the maps for suggested routes to and from Downtown, please click here.

Tickets are still available for the next two homestands against the Albuquerque Isotopes (May 10th – 13th) and the Las Vegas 51s (May 15th – 18th) and can be purchased online at www.epchihuahuas.com.

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