TRAFFIC: Road work to bring weekend closure on Franklin between Ten Mile and Linder
MERIDIAN - A road widening project that began in mid-February at Franklin Road between Ten Mile and Linder roads will bring a weekend road closure, set to begin around 4 a.m. on Saturday, March 2.
Crews will use the weekend closure to install three irrigation crossings that run across Franklin Road between Ten Mile and Linder. Crews must complete this step in the project before mid-March, when water typically returns to the irrigation canals in full capacity. The road will re-open before the Monday morning commute. Businesses and homes within the closure will remain accessible.
During the weekend road closure, motorists will be detoured to Pine Avenue; however eastbound motorists using Pine Avenue beyond Linder Road are reminded that construction at the nearby intersections of Meridian and Cherry and Main and Fairview is underway as part of the Meridian Split Corridor Phase 2 project. Pine between Linder and Main Street is being used as an alternate route and delays are likely.
Once complete, Franklin Road between Ten Mile and Linder roads will be five-lanes-wide with two lanes in each direction and a center turn lane. The project also includes sidewalk and bike lanes. The widened roadway will improve mobility and accommodate future traffic volumes.
The $3.5 million project is planned for completion in September.