TOPSHAM — Construction begins on a section of Route 196 on Sunday.

The work will take place on the section between Interstate 295 and Route 201. Crews will remove the top layer of deteriorating pavement before repaving. 

The work will take place between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. The state Department of Transportation advises motorists to be aware of the potential for lane shifts, uneven pavement, raised manholes and drainage basins during construction hours.

The project timeline calls for the work to be completed by Oct. 9.