Work Continues On Sinkhole In Franklin

Posted at 3:41 PM, Jan 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-14 17:52:53-05

A sinkhole on Murfreesboro Road in Williamson County slowed traffic.

Officials with the Franklin Police Department responded Wednesday to the area of Murfreesboro Road near Title Max in Franklin after receiving calls about it.

Officers and a crew from the Tennessee Department of Transportation blocked the right lane of the westbound lanes while assessing the damage to the road.

Crews told NewsChannel 5 they had been monitoring the hole for a while. It had already been filled in once, but it finally caved in Wednesday afternoon.

They said it would not be a quick fix. Workers had to dig a bigger hole, find the problem, and repair it, which all Wednesday night. The road was set to be closed for Thursday morning rush hour as well. 



Thursday, crews were working to fill in the hole. They said it measured 12 feet deep and advised the westbound slow lane would be closed through rush hour traffic Thursday evening.