(COLUMBIA, MO) ~ Columbia, MO - The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has announced that Business Loop 70 East will be closed between Edison Street and Bowling Street starting at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, July 10. This closure is necessary for the removal of railroad tracks in the area.

As a result of the road closure, the Go COMO orange route bus will be unable to access the Ashley Street Center bus stop at 1509 Ashley St. However, a temporary bus stop has been designated at the corner of Lakeview Avenue and Stone Street. A map has been provided by MoDOT showing both the detour route and the location of the temporary stop.

During the closure, the orange route bus will travel east on Business Loop 70 East, turn left on Edison Street, left on Lakeview Avenue, left on Fay Street, and finally turn right back onto Business Loop to resume its normal route.

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According to MoDOT officials, the road closure is expected to last from 6 a.m. on Wednesday until 5 p.m. on Thursday, weather permitting. In case MoDOT completes their work earlier than expected on July 11th, Go COMO plans to continue using the orange route detour for the entire service day on both July 10th and 11th.

In case of any changes in MoDOT's plans, updates will be provided to Go COMO riders through their DoubleMap app and social media platforms. Additionally, a text alert will be sent through system. Riders are encouraged to sign up for high-priority updates regarding regular bus service disruptions due to traffic or other events by visiting

Drivers are advised to use extra caution near the closure area during this time. Go COMO expresses their gratitude towards their riders for their understanding and patience during this inconvenience caused by necessary road work.

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