West Sacramento offers alternate route for River Cats fans

The Sacramento River Cats return to Raley Field tonight for the start of an eight-game homestand and West Sacramento is steering fans around the Fix50 construction project and to the ballpark.

Those looking for alternate routes – especially fans who might normally take eastbound Highway 50 – can instead use the following directions:

• Exit Interstate 80 at Reed Avenue, continue east as Reed becomes Sacramento Avenue, then turn right at 5th Street.

• Drive south on 5th Street, then turn left at Tower Bridge Gateway.

• From Tower Bridge Gateway, turn right at 3rd Street, then on to the Raley Field parking lots.

The River Cats will face the El Paso Chihuahuas and Tacoma Rainiers during the homestand, tonight through May 1.

Sacramento Regional Transit and Yolobus will also be at the ready. Yolobus is adding routes and offering special prices to Raley Field, while Regional Transit’s special River Cats shuttle will serve downtown Sacramento and Raley Field weekdays throughout the Fix50 project, with service every 10 to 15 minutes.

RT buses run 90 minutes before first pitch and for an hour after the game ends. RT stops are at 8th and N streets in downtown Sacramento and Raley Field, Tower Bridge Gateway and 5th Street in West Sacramento.

Find route and schedule information at www.yolobus.com and www.sacrt.com

For Fix50 information, visit Caltrans at www.fix50.com and City of West Sacramento at www.cityofwestsacramento.org/fix50