A message about Opening Day traffic

April, 5, 2012
4/05/12
8:36
PM CT
ARLINGTON, Texas -- This is from the Arlington Police Department in regards to Opening Day traffic:

* Fans are encouraged to pre-plan their routes, arrive early, follow the directions of officers working the intersections, and do NOT use your GPS. Doing so puts drivers on the same path. Most importantly, fans are encouraged to have a good time!

Traffic Tips:

* Pre-plan your driving routes to and from the events

* Rangers fans are encouraged to go to www.texasrangers.com/directions for parking information.

* Arrive early -- Parking lots at the Ballpark are scheduled to open at 8 a.m., the gates open at 10 a.m.

* Additional secure parking is also available at pre-approved businesses throughout the Entertainment District. These locations could be easily identified by the green circle with a “P” inside it.

Please follow the directions of traffic officers:

* Public Safety officials are working with the City of Arlington’s Public Works employees to get you safely to and from the venue. Their directions will get you where you need to go safely.

* Do NOT use GPS for directions to the Ballpark. That will put everyone on the same route to the Ballpark

* Consider routes that might appear counter-productive. You may be directed away from the area for the quickest route to get to the specific parking lot you need.

* Please be patient -- We encourage people to be considerate of other drivers on the road and the pedestrians walking to and from the Ballpark.
Richard Durrett joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He writes about colleges, the Dallas Stars and the Texas Rangers. Richard spent nine years at The Dallas Morning News covering the Rangers, Stars, colleges, motorsports and high schools.

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