Construction will shut down part of Michigan Avenue in Howell early tomorrow morning.

Starting at 6am Thursday, northbound Michigan Avenue between Mason Road and Grand River Avenue in downtown Howell will be closed for paving. The Michigan Department of Transportation is performing the work and advises that the roadway is expected to re-open by 7pm Saturday.

A detour will be posted when the roadway is closed that directs motorists westbound on Mason Road, northbound on McPherson Park Drive, and then eastbound on Grand River Avenue. Signs are already up in downtown Howell informing motorists of the pending closure. (JM)