World Series in Houston: These are the road closures, safety tips police want you to know before heading to Minute Maid Park

The clock tower at Minute Maid Park in Houston is seen in this Oct. 26, 2017, image. (KPRC)

HOUSTON – Houston police announced they will roll out road closures surrounding Minute Maid Park and parts of downtown for Game 6 and, if necessary, Game 7 of the World Series.

Notable road closures include the following:

  • Crawford Street between Texas Street and Congress - CLOSED for emergency vehicles only.
  • Congress between Hamilton and Crawford - two lanes CLOSED
  • Texas between Congress and Hamilton - two lanes CLOSED before AND during the game
  • Texas Street between La Branch Street and Hamilton - CLOSED after the game ends
  • Preston Street between La Branch and Crawford - CLOSED after the game ends
  • Also, all mainlanes of I-69 Southwest Freeway at I-610 West Loop will be closed starting at 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Saturday.

The closures are scheduled to take place two hours prior to the first pitch, according to HPD.

Executive Chief Matt Slinkard said in a press conference on Oct. 15 that this is the fifth year in a row that HPD will increase enforcement around the downtown area due to the Astros competing in the playoffs.

HPD is not only focused on safety and traffic surrounding Minute Maid Park, but also in several areas in downtown where fans will congregate, Slinkard said.

Harris County Sheriff’s Office, constables and Metro police will also assist this weekend.

HPD warns commuters that it may take a little longer to get to and from downtown due to increasing traffic and road closures.

“I am asking for you to pack two things: your pride for our Astros, and your patience,” Slinkard said.

Road closures maps surrounding MMP (KPRC)

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