Motorists can expect to be seeing orange barrels into mid-summer on one stretch of area freeway.

The Michigan Department of Transportation says the $14 million project will resurface 11 miles of I-96 from M-52 near Webberville in Ingham County to the M-59/Burkhart Road interchange in Howell Township in Livingston County. Daily work will occur overnight from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. through July 4, with major work taking place day and night on four select weekends in order to avoid holidays and major events.

During regular weekday work hours there will be single-lane closures in one direction at a time. Motorists are advised to take alternate routes. (JK)