Livingston County drivers heading eastbound on I-96 this weekend will encounter lane closures on a stretch from M-52 to M-59.

The Michigan Department of Transportation is resurfacing 11 miles of freeway through Livingston and Ingham counties. The $14 million resurfacing project will close the right lane of eastbound I-96 from M-52 near Webberville to M-59 in Howell Township as well as the Fowlerville entrance ramp to eastbound I-96 beginning at 9 pm tonight.

This is the third of four planned weekend lane closures on an 11 mile stretch through Livingston County. The state has been working on the project since this past spring. MDOT wants to try and avoid hitting holidays and major events so that traffic can move more smoothly. MDOT advises drivers to seek alternate routes during this weekend’s closure. The closure of the ramp and right lane of eastbound I-96 is expected to wrap up on Monday, June 11th at 5 am. (EO/JK)