A northbound lane of Emerson Avenue will close for 12 days while crews install deceleration and acceleration lanes.

Beginning Monday, about a half-mile of Emerson Avenue will go down to one northbound lane while the deceleration and acceleration lanes are installed at what will be the entrance to the new Goodwill warehouse and outlet store.

The Greenwood Board of Public Works and Safety approved the lane closure with the condition that it be completed by Nov. 20.

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The right northbound lane along Emerson Avenue will close just south of Greenwood Springs Boulevard and reopen about 700 feet before Wilson Drive, city engineer Mark Richards said.

The construction of the lanes is the first traffic project at the new Goodwill location, Duke Realty Construction Operations Manager Brent Stutzman said.

After the lanes are completed, crews will begin building a road from Emerson Avenue to the building. However, that project won’t affect traffic on Emerson Avenue.

Crews will work on the project to install the lanes during business hours and have most of their equipment and crews off the road before rush hour traffic in the evening, Stutzman said.

Corey Elliot is a reporter at the Daily Journal. He can be reached at celliot@dailyjournal.net or 317-736-2719.