Work to repave the Youngmann Highway in Amherst and the Town of Tonawanda is scheduled to begin today, resulting in nightly lane closures in the eastbound and westbound directions, according to the state Department of Transportation.

The work on I-290 between the Niagara Thruway and Interstate 90 continues from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. until May 22 but is weather dependent and will be delayed in the event of inclement weather.

The repaving is one of many area road projects stalled by the state transportation agency in 2012 that have only just been awarded.