LAPEER COUNTY — A portion of M-53 in Lapeer County, extending into Sanilac County, is due to be resurfaced starting next week.

The Michigan Department of Transportation estimates that work on the state highway from Deanville Road to the city limits of Marlette will begin April 19.

The project—9.2 miles in length and valued at $6.4 million—will include joint repairs, drainage improvements, guardrail and sign upgrades.

MDOT says traffic will be maintained with single-lane closures and traffic regulators during working hours. The M-53/M-90 (Burnside Road) intersection will operate as a four-way stop for up to two weeks, with only one through-lane open in each direction. That work is expected to occur in May and will be announced in advance of its start.