BEASLEY (Covering Katy News) – The Texas Department of Transportation continues repairs on the southbound main lanes of I-69 in Fort Bend County. Wednesday morning a tanker truck carrying propane overturned near FM 2919 in Beasley. The tank was punctured causing first responders to shut down the north and southbound main lanes of I-69 from Spur 10 to FM 2919.
A traffic management plan was set up to safely route I-69 traffic around the crash site. After HazMat crews sprayed the area around the tanker, heavy wreckers were able to remove the truck from the scene. Once the area was deemed safe for traffic, the northbound main lanes were re-opened.
The southbound main lanes, however, remain closed. Once TxDOT crews were able to get on scene Wednesday night they determined that the roadway system had sustained damage and would require repairs.
Motorists traveling southbound on I-69 will now exit at Loop 540 and continue along the frontage road and re-enter I-69 just south of Beasley.
The Rosenberg Police Department, Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office, and DPS will be on site to assist with traffic control.
Crews will finish up repairs and have the southbound main lanes open by Friday evening.