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Police funeral traffic alert: Avoid this part of I-30 if you’re in a hurry

Garrett Hull was the seventh police officer in Texas to die in the line of duty last year.
Garrett Hull was the seventh police officer in Texas to die in the line of duty last year.

Traffic flow will be reversed Friday afternoon on an Interstate 30 access road in west Fort Worth for the funeral procession of police Officer Garrett Hull, who was shot to death a week ago breaking up a robbery.

Residents who wish to watch the procession and pay final respects to Hull after the 1 p.m. funeral service are welcome to line the curbsides, police say.

However, motorists who are in a hurry might want to avoid a small part of I-30 near Montgomery Street Friday afternoon. A few hundred feet of the westbound I-30 access road between University Drive and Montgomery Street (near the Fort Worth Botanical Garden) will be blocked so that the funeral procession can travel in the reverse direction.

For drivers who wish to avoid the area, best bet is to stay away at least until after 3 p.m.

The service at Christ Chapel Bible Church is expected to begin at 1 p.m. and last about 90 minutes. At approximately 2:30 p.m., the funeral procession will then travel from the church eastbound on the westbound lanes of the I-30 frontage road to Montgomery Street, then north to Trail Drive and University Drive to Greenwood Memorial Cemetery.

Motorists also should expect delays around the always-crowded intersection of University Drive and West Seventh Street during that time.

Procession route map

The funeral of fallen Fort Worth police officer Garrett Hull will begin at 1 p.m. Friday at Christ Chapel Bible Church, near the intersection of Interstate 30 and Montgomery Street, and proceed to Greenwood Memorial Cemetery. The memorial service and graveside ceremony are closed to the public.

Gordon Dickson: 817-390-7796; @gdickson

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