LOUISVILLE (WHAS11) -- Drivers on Dixie Highway will need to prepare for even more construction as crews gear up for the new Dixie Highway project.

Beginning on Saturday, Dec. 2, crews will be working on northbound Dixie Highway between Greenwood Road and Blanton Lane and the southbound lanes between Heaton Road and Upper Hunters Trace. The start of construction began two days earlier due to warm weather expected this weekend. Construction was supposed to start Monday, Dec. 4.

Expect closures this weekend and throughout next week on the northbound lanes of Dixie Highway between Greenwood Road and Blanton Lane.

Crews will be locating utilities, bringing in equipment, and shifting traffic ahead of the project.

That work is designed to improve safety and efficiency including new traffic signals, medians, and a bus rapid transit line from TARC.