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This is the exit ramp that crosses a 64-year-old bridge over I-70 in Columbia, near the Budweiser distributor. MoDOT is proposing removing the exit ramp and bridge (2021 file photo courtesy of MoDOT's Scott Smith)

(AUDIO): Lee’s Tire on Columbia’s Business Loop Weighs in on MoDOT Business Loop Plan

State transportation officials are taking your feedback on a proposal to remove Columbia’s westbound I-70 exit ramp at the Business Loop, along with a 64-year-old bridge over eastbound I-70 there. Lee’s Tire representative Austin Stidham blasted the proposal, during a live appearance on 939’s “Wake Up Columbia.” MoDOT says the bridge’s removal is necessary because it’s close to the end of its service life:

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