The City of Temple announced Tuesday afternoon that it was shutting down a portion of Avenue M between 5th and 9th Street until Thursday, March 15.

City Communications Director Shannon Gowan said the purpose of the closure is to allow crews space to repair a water line.

Drivers are advised to watch for detour signs and work crews in the area.

If you have any questions, please contact the City of Temple Utility Dispatch at (254) 298-5611.