Road repairs are now underway along a section of Highway 3 in Essex County.

The road has buckled six times since last summer, including three times over the past few months.

Work started Wednesday on Highway 3 near County Road 8, extending to County Road 34.

The tender for the work was awarded by the MTO to Dufferin Construction.

County of Essex Director of Infrastructure, Jane Mustac, tells AM800 News crews are expanding joints and cleaning out debris.

Reduced speed limits are posted along that stretch.

"Slow down near the construction crews," says Mustac. 

The work is expected to take two to three weeks to complete.