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Utility work for Rangers New Ballpark to begin in August; Portions of Nolan Ryan Expressway to close on August 3

New Ballpark General Contractor Manhattan Construction to Oversee Work

July 24, 2017

The Texas Rangers announced today that utility work for the team's new Arlington ballpark is expected to begin in August.

The work will necessitate the closure of portions of Nolan Ryan Expressway as well as the remainder of Parking Lot A and a section of Parking Lot B. Further closures will take place in September when ballpark excavation work is expected to commence.

Effective 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 sanitary sewer line and is expected to take three to four months for completion.

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

Based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Manhattan Construction Company first worked for the Rangers organization in 1994 when they built the Texas Rangers' current home, Globe Life Park in Arlington. Since that time, the company completed five renovation/upgrade projects on the ballpark, and also built the ballpark's next door neighbor AT&T Stadium in Arlington, home of the Dallas Cowboys. In addition to sports projects, Manhattan's portfolio is diverse in terms of project size and type, including new construction and renovation of hospitals, airports, education, cultural, commercial, hospitality, government, entertainment, mixed-use and multi-unit living projects. Manhattan Construction is a seven-time recipient of the STEP Diamond honor, a top safety honor of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), and a winner of the 2016 ABC National Safety Excellence Award and of the 2016 Associated General Contractors (AGC) Construction Safety Excellence Award.  

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.  

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