Work Begins on I-30 Bridge Next Week


Work to repair westbound I-30 in Fort Worth starts next week. Traffic on the interstate has been reduced to two lanes since a fiery fatal fuel tanker crash March 28.

The Texas Department of Transportation said it has completed design plans and awarded the emergency contract so that work can begin.

Construction begins next week and will cost approximately $677,000. The contractor estimates it'll take three to four months to finish the project and open the bridge.

Repairs will include replacing four steel beams, as well as reconstruction of parts of the bridge's substructure and concrete deck.

During most of the work, the left two lanes of traffic on I-30 will continue to be open in the construction zone, and the Beach Street ramp to westbound I-30 will remain closed. The speed limit in the area will continue to be 45 mph.

TxDOT reports because of the cure time of the concrete needed to get the proper strength to support interstate traffic loads, there may be times drivers don't see constructions crews at the site.

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