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Freeway closure alert! Avoid this part of I-30 Monday night and Tuesday morning

This I-20 overpass has been a work zone for two years. Why?

Construction has been slow at the Bryant Irvin Road bridge over Interstate 20, but state officials say the project is now on track to be mostly completed by Thanksgiving.
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Construction has been slow at the Bryant Irvin Road bridge over Interstate 20, but state officials say the project is now on track to be mostly completed by Thanksgiving.

Motorists in west Fort Worth may want to avoid Interstate 30 Monday night and Tuesday morning.

Both directions of the freeway will be closed from 8 p.m. Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday at Chapel Creek Boulevard, where crews are performing bridge work.

The closure is weather permitting, but don’t count on Mother Nature stopping this freeway closure. The overnight weather forecast is for seasonally mild temperatures and dry skies.



Detours will be posted. Traffic will be diverted to the freeway frontage roads in the area, Texas Department of Transportation spokesman Val Lopez said.

The project is expected to cost $10 million, Lopez said. The two-lane Chapel Creek Boulevard bridge over I-30 is being replaced with a new bridge configuration that will feature two lanes and a dedicated left-turn lane in each direction.

The work is scheduled to be completed this summer.

The area between Fort Worth and Weatherford, where Interstate 20 and I-30 merge, is growing tremendously. Nearby developments such as the Walsh master-planned community are building an average of one new house per day.

Other nearby cities such as Aledo also are growing, creating a vibrant community on the far west side of the Metroplex, but also placing a burden on high-traffic roads such as I-30.

Gordon Dickson joined the Fort Worth Star-Telegram in 1997. He is passionate about hard news reporting, and his beats include transportation, growth, urban planning, aviation, real estate, jobs, business trends. He is originally from El Paso, and loves food, soccer and long drives.
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