The old joke about two seasons of the year continues to play out, but the road construction part of it seems to get longer.

Graphic: Michigan Dept. of Transportation.

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will be repaving 7.43 miles of M-40 between M-43 and the Van Buren/Allegan county line, excluding the city of Gobles.

Construction will be completed in two phases, and work will be suspended for the winter. Phase one includes work from M-43 to Gobles, and will occur Oct. 10 - Nov. 1, 2016. Phase two includes work from Gobles to the Van Buren/Allegan county line, and is scheduled for April 17 -May 18, 2017.