Construction began Tuesday morning on Business Loop 70 in Columbia between College and Illinois Avenue.
The Missouri Department of Transportation is working on improving rusted culvert pipes in the area, and construction will take place every day for the next month and a half from 7 am to 5 pm.
MoDOT maintenance Super Intendant Mike Belt says they’re doing daytime work because it’s easier to work with city utilities during the day.
"The numbers actually show us that daytime work should not adversely affect traffic during the day," Belt said. "We should be able to close east bound Business Loop and it not cause a traffic delay."
If the construction causes traffic issues, Belt says they will consider going back to nighttime work.