MERIDIAN, Ida. — This week, part of Eagle Road in Meridian will be closed overnight as crews work to repave sections damaged by a water main break last year.
Eagle Road between Pine Avenue and Fairview Avenue will be partially closed overnight June 18th and 19th for repaving of a section of the road damaged by the break in early 2018. Closures will be in place from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
All northbound lanes will be closed overnight on Tuesday, June 18th, with traffic detoured east to Cloverdale Road. Southbound lanes will be closed overnight Wednesday, June 19th, with traffic diverted west to Locust Grove Road.
In February 2018, a water main underneath the road cracked, causing erosion under the roadway. Repairs to the pipe required the pavement to be excavated. The material used to patch the roadway was an emergency asphalt fix and never intended to be the final surface. The asphalt used in the upcoming repaving will meet ITD’s standards for the heavily used highway.
A blog post of the response to the 2018 water pipe burst can be found here.
“We were fortunate last year that any asphalt plant was operational in the cold of winter,” said ITD Maintenance Foreman Travis Dodd. “We’ve also been lucky that the mixture has held up as long as it has. That said, we’re excited to see the repairs get finished with a product we know will work for the traveling public.”
The city of Meridian is responsible for funding and executing the repairs, since the damage was caused by municipal utilities. The partnership between the City and ITD has been productive and efficient, the result of shared interest from both agencies to serve citizens well.