Broken pipe Eagle Road

Crews work Tuesday to repair a broken water main that flooded Eagle Road in Meridian.

IDAHO TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT

The Idaho Transportation Department plans to re-open Eagle Road near the Village in Meridian in time for the Thursday morning commute.

Emergency repairs to a broken water main forced the busy road to be closed late Monday night. Meridian Public Works, the Meridian Police Department, Ada County Highway District and the transportation department partnered together to fix the pipe, patch the road and safely divert traffic.

Final paving and striping was expected to wrap up around 10 p.m. Wednesday. When the work is done, the road will open to traffic.

The transportation department was able to open limited access on the affected area Tuesday night into Wednesday to alleviate congestion during the morning commute. The section was closed again at 9 a.m. Wednesday to make final repairs during the day.

This section of Eagle Road sees 49,000 trips on average, according to ITD. Combined with the nearby traffic on Fairview Avenue, the intersection is the busiest in Idaho with an average 76,000 daily trips.

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