Repair work continues through weekend on Franklin in Meridian

Work continues on Franklin Road west of Locust Grove Road following the Thursday break of a water main, which eroded the base beneath the pavement and will likely keep the road restricted through the Monday morning commute, the Ada County Highway District reported Friday afternoon.

Crews continue to rebuild the road base and repair the pavement of the westbound lanes near Adkins Way, just west of the Franklin/Locust Grove intersection. Once completed, work will move to the less-damaged eastbound lanes.

Friday’s commute featured slight backups in the area, ACHD reports, but overall traffic appeared to be lighter as many regular Franklin commuters took alternate routes.

The 12-inch water line broke late Thursday morning, and officials initially expected traffic would be affected through the Friday morning commute.