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Columbia City Council members discussed a connection from the Downtown Leadership Council (DLC) to presume power of the 1-70 Business Loop. MoDOT presently controls attraction and upkeep of the Business Loop road.

Columbia City Council members discussed a connection from the Downtown Leadership Council (DLC) to presume power of Business Loop 70. MoDOT presently controls attraction and upkeep of the Business Loop.

City Manager De'Carlon Seewood thinks the metropolis should not instrumentality implicit operating the Business Loop until the authorities money improvements for it. "In bid for america to instrumentality connected the Business Loop, there’s a batch of attraction and improvements that request to beryllium done," Seewood said. 

Seewod suggested that the metropolis use for a authorities assistance and instrumentality implicit the Business Loop lone aft it is approved. 

The recommendation from the DLC to Mayor Buffaloe and City Council members states that the Business Loop is not a precedence for MoDOT. It besides states that the mediocre conditions of the thoroughfare marque it unsafe for pedestrians and bicyclists.

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Chair Scott Wilson said that the Downtown Leadership Council wants the City of Columbia to instrumentality implicit the main information of the Business Loop to marque "key improvements." "We deliberation its quality and deficiency of infrastructure are truly a mediocre instauration to the metropolis of Columbia," Wilson said. 

Wilson mentioned that the Business Loop Community Improvement District has had aggregate and ongoing discussions with MoDOT. "We deliberation the City of Columbia tin bash a batch much than MoDOT oregon the road section is consenting to do," Wilson said. 

The DLC hopes the Business Loop volition amended nether metropolis control. "We're hoping to marque a batch of improvements to Business Loop with sidewalks, and curb cuts, crosswalks, and motorcycle lanes," Wilson said. 

The DLC lone officially covers the information of the Business Loop from College Ave. to Garth Ave., but that the recommended takeover by the metropolis of Columbia is from College Ave. to the roundabout astatine I-70. 

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