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Monday, July 28, 2014

Reanna Mayoral

New hospital moves forward

Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi is moving forward with the construction of its new regional $300 million facility and has completed two of five conditions put on its site plan by the Oxford Planning Commission, which included the final design of the connection at Belk Boulevard and Old Taylor Road. (October 15, 2013, Page 1, 2)

Tuesday downpour causes flooding

A section of University Avenue was shut down for awhile Tuesday evening after about 4 inches of rain pummeled the city in an hour’s time causing several roads to flood. (September 11, 2013, Page 1)

City to get 2 bowling alleys

When a fire destroyed Oxford’s only bowling alley in September 2010, the town was left with little options for family entertainment.
However, that’s all about to change with two separate development companies have plans for large family entertainment centers and both include bowling alleys. (September 10, 2013, Page 1)

Bike lane work nears end

The construction of 11 miles of new bike lanes around Oxford is just about complete and is awaiting final approval from the Mississippi Department of Transportation. (August 20, 2013, Page 1, 2)

More parking spaces now available

About 100 new parking spaces are open and ready for use in the Oxford car park behind the Oxford University Club. (August 14, 2013, Page 3)

MDOT begins work on road projects

After the city and the Mississippi Department of Transportation get water and sewer lines moved out of the way, work should begin on the Old Taylor Road roundabouts and the intersection at West Jackson and Highway 6 project. (July 26, 2013, Page 1A)

Bike lanes being repaired on South Lamar

Torn up asphalt and construction crews on the side of the road will be a frequent sight throughout the next week or so as D. Carroll Construction attempts to repair 10 to 12 areas along the new bike paths. (July 16, 2013, Page 1, 3)

Bike lane project nearly done

The 11 miles of bike paths are nearing completion after a year of construction. (May 23, 2013, Page 1, 5)

Work on N. 9th to make walkers safer

Those walking along North 9th Street, trying to find a safe place in between the parked cars on both sides of the road and lack of sidewalks, will soon see some changes along the road that are designed to make it safer for pedestrians. (April 16, 2013, Page 1, 14)

Board reviews traffic calming policy

The Publics Work Department and Pathways Commission are working to revamp a traffic calming policy that may go into affect later this spring if approved by Oxford aldermen. The new policy will set guidelines on helping neighborhoods reduce speeding and cut-through drivers. (March 19, 2013, Page 1, 3)

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