LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The busy Lexington Road corridor is getting a makeover. 

Work gets underway in mid-September on safety improvements for Lexington Road between Payne Street and Grinstead Drive. 

Re-paving and re-striping will be done to take the current four-lane traffic pattern to two lanes, which will mean just one lane of travel each direction. The city will add dedicated turn lanes in the center, buffered bike lanes on both sides and improved drainage. 

Harold Adams, the spokesman for Metro Public Works, said this will be like any other road repaving project, so he does not expect any major disruptions to traffic. During the drainage improvements, crews might need to get into the road. Adams said that could require some closures for a few hours at a time between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. during the first couple weeks.

Adams said the project is three to five weeks of work, but it may need to be broken up in sections to coordinate with other projects. So the completion date is uncertain.

Louisville city planners said the $630,000 multi-modal transportation plan will improve safety for all users, and it will improve access to Interstate 64 during peak travel times.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the Lexington Road Safety Project. 

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