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COLUMBIA - Construction began Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. to repair a portion of westbound lanes on Interstate 70.

Construction will only last throughout the day on Tuesday until 5 p.m. but may cause some traffic delays. a MoDOT representative said the crews will lay down asphalt on the westbound lanes, creating the two lanes to merge to one.

It is unknown how large of a delay will occur on I 70, but the MoDOT representative said drivers should leave earlier than usual to avoid any potential delays.