Motorists in the Columbia area may have to alter their normal driving route.

As the second phase of construction begins for three Columbia-area bridges on Interstate 70, the Missouri Department of Transportation is warning travelers of traffic impacts around the city.

According to a MoDOT press release, I-70 westbound traffic at Garth Avenue and Rangeline Street will be redirected to new westbound bridges. The lane shift at Rangeline will begin the evening of December 8, and the Garth shift will start the evening of December 9.

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  The Missouri Department of Transportation today announced Columbia-based Emory Sapp and Sons as the contractor selected to replace three bridges over Interstate 70. The $18 million project will replace bridges over Business Loop 70, Garth Avenue and Rangeline Street.