Online Edition
Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Mitch Turner

Roundabouts ahead of schedule

MDOT announced Wednesday that the Old Taylor Road roundabouts and new bridge will be opened for traffic in August. (July 25, 2014, Page 1A)

Oxford prepares for the future

Planners discuss commercial, residential and university growth and its effects on Highway 6 and Oxford. (October 18, 2013, Page 1A, 2A)

New frontage road less intrusive

New design of frontage road off Highway 7 allows Communicare to keep parking lot. (October 9, 2013, Page 1)

County bridges safe, expert says

An interactive online map shows Lafayette County has no unsafe bridges. (February 15, 2013, Page 1A)

MDOT moves forward with highway projects

MDOT has hired Neel-Schaffer Engineering firm to design the Old Taylor Road roundabouts and is almost complete with its paving and striping project on Highway 7 North. (December 20, 2012, Page 2)

Historic bridge can be yours

The Mississippi Department of Transportation is looking for individuals or organizations interested in being the new owner of the Highway 7 Tallahatchie River Steel Bridge. Since the bride is considered historical, MDOT must meet federal guidelines to have the bridge. MDOT is expected to start construction on a new bridge in early 2013. (November 28, 2012, Page 1)

Major road projects reviewed

The Mississippi Department of Transportation will hold two meetings next week, on Monday and Tuesday from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the Oxford Conference Center, to meet with Oxonians and Lafayette County residents about two upcoming road projects. The meeting for the Highway 6/West Jackson Ave. intersection will be on Monday and a meeting for the Old Taylor Road roundabouts will be Tuesday. (October 12, 2012, Page 1A, 12A)

Widening of Hwy. 7 getting closer

If you live or own a business along Highway 7 South and have been wondering if your property will be affected by the Mississippi Department of Transportation’s plans to widen the highway, you should know either way n the next couple of weeks. (September 3, 2012, Page 1A, 10A)

Tallahatchie River bridge ‘structurally deficient’

The Mississippi Department of Transporation is planning to replace the Tallahatchie River truss bridge on Highway 7 with a concrete span bridge. (August 1, 2012, Page 1)

MDOT has more funding security

While the recent passage of the federal transportation reauthorization bill, known as the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act, won’t affect road projects in Oxford and Lafayette County, local transportation officials say the measure is vital to Mississippi. (July 9, 2012, Page 2)

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