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Drivers who may typically take Missouri 179 north to the west side of Jefferson City are finding themselves in slow traffic in the mornings as they take Ellis Boulevard to U.S. 54 or Southwest Boulevard. Officials are waiting to see if more changes will be needed in some areas to handle increased traffic.

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After a few days of having part of Missouri 179 shut down, local transportation officials said they are still working to determine if they’ll need to make changes to handle increased traffic volumes in areas motorists will be using to get around the construction.

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