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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB Fox 41)---There's a steady stream of drivers that travel the section of Brownsboro Road between US 42 and Warrington Way.
It's good news for business owners like Linda Humphrey, who owns the store Etcetera, next to this stretch of road.
"We have a lot of customers that will stop in just from driving by," says Linda Humphrey, the owner of Etcetera.
She and other business owners say they are well aware of the changes coming their way.
For 10 days, the section of road will be shut down to allow for intersection realignment and paving.
"The closure of Brownsboro Road is part of construction of a slip ramp from the Watterson over to Brownsboro Road so that motorists can bypass going through the interchange US 42," says Andrea Clifford with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.
While the shutdown is bound to affect some drivers, officials say there was one main reason why they had to get it done now.
"We have in our contract that the work has to be done prior to the start of the Jefferson County Public Schools, so they do have to be done by the 21st of August," says Andrea Clifford.
It's work that will leave some businesses like the Dairy Queen hard even to reach, and forcing drivers to find shortcuts.
"As a business owner, of course it concerns me because the traffic that would normally come in here will be blocked," says Linda Humphrey.
This will force drivers to detour to Lime Kiln Lane.
Business owners are hoping their customers don't forget they are open, but say, in the long run they're hoping the construction project, when finished, will lead to positive changes.
"I think if we have to do it, we do it for the convenience later," says Nuong Nguyen, with Expert Tailor & Gifts.
"I think it's going to be a good thing for us. I think we'll have more lanes and more visibility, but you just have to do what you have to do," says Linda Humphrey.
While many of the business owners say they know this is something that needs to happen, they're just hoping this construction project doesn't keep their customers away.
Along with this project, there's also another traffic change to take note of for the weekend.
In the section of the Watterson Expressway that falls between US 42 and I-71, the left lane will be closed in both directions starting Friday night at 8:00 until Monday morning at 5 a.m.