City Engineering: Ballpark construction likely to go 24-7

Updated: Monday, February 3 2014, 09:51 PM MST
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By: Joshua Zuber
EL PASO, Texas -- The City of El Paso will hold a community meeting to update neighbors on the construction of the new downtown baseball stadium at the Scootish Rite tempe at 5;30 p.m. Tuesday. 

Among the topics: the possibility of construction around the clock, which has neighbors KFOX 14 talked to upset. 

“It's been inconvenient to get around,” said Cowboy, a resident of the nearby historic San Francisco neighborhood.

“They're working as many as 21 hours a day now, and we'll soon be moving to 24 hours a day,” said Martin Bartlett with the city’s engineering department. 

Neighbors are wondering when they will get some shuteye.

“Twenty-four (hours), seven days is not good for us,” Rosario Giner said. 

A city spokesperson said that's always been on the table and the contractor, the Jordan - Hunt Company, has the permit to do. 

“We understand this is not something easy to live next door to and the best we can do is keep the lines of communications open,” Bartlett said. 

Also, Giner said, for example, she trouble getting her bus when she calls Sun Metro to use the LIFT program. 

“See, my bus is stuck. It can't come out there,” she said while interviewing with KFOX14 outside her apartment 

Sun Metro said her buses are more than 70 percent on time and that there are always variables when it comes to construction sites, which they try to accommodate.

The city said that's the first they've heard of the problem which is why community meetings like Tuesday’s are so important. 

“We understand this is not something easy to live next door to and the best we can do is keep the lines of communications open,” Bartlett said.

City Engineering: Ballpark construction likely to go 24-7
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