I-30 at Beach Reopens Sunday

Drivers in Fort Worth will be able to rejoice as Interstate 30 at Beach Street reopens on Sunday, one month earlier than expected.

The bridge was damaged after a fiery, deadly crash between a wrong-way driver and a tanker truck on March 28. Police said Luis Nieves struck a tanker truck, killing the driver, Alejandro Raya.

The entire interstate over Sycamore Creek will open after crews remove traffic barriers and re-stripe the highway, until then traffic will be reduced to one lane.

"TxDOT truly appreciates the patience that motorists have shown during the bridge reconstruction," said Fort Worth District Engineer Maribel Chavez said in a news release.  "The general contractor, Gibson and Associates, also deserves special thanks for doing everything they could to accelerate the reconstruction as much as possible."

Repairs to the damaged bridge cost approximately $677,000.

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