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Monday, September 1, 2014

Reanna Mayoral

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)

Making a good first impression

Employees with the city of Oxford will soon be taking part in a new project to help clean up the gateways into Oxford. (February 11, 2013, Page 1)

Ramps at Sisk Avenue to get revamped

A project to enhance bicycle and pedestrian safety through the interchanges at Highway 7 and Sisk Avenue has been set in motion by the Oxford Board of Aldermen. (February 8, 2013, Page 2A)

New Square parking lot OK’d

The Courthouse Square Preservation Commission approved plans to demolish a part of a building, known as the old Belk shop, to make room for more parking in the new lot behind the Oxford University Club as well as the landscape and site plan that is expected to provide about 100 new parking spaces. (January 8, 2013, Page 1)

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)

Speed humps may pop up on another street

Speed humps on South 11th Street are complete and now city officials are taking a closer look at placing them on Buchanan Avenue. Other traffic calming measures are being taken on other Oxford streets, like South 13th Street where concrete for curb extensions was poured Thursday. (November 9, 2012, Page 1A, 9A)

Intersection, traffic signal work this weekend

MDOT will be monitoring the traffic signal at the Highway 6/West Jackson intersection after repairs were needed today when the light kept reverting to the flashing mode and city crews will be installing a new stop sign at the intersection Williams Avenue and Avent Strreet. (September 28, 2012, Page 2A)

S. Lamar bike lanes hit more delays

D. Carroll Construction has hired a new project manager in an effort to get the bike lane construction project along South Lamar Boulevard back on track. (August 21, 2012, Page 1, 3)

South Lamar work nears end

Work on South Lamar is hopefully nearing an end with paving expected to start in the next two weeks and be completed by the end of August. The Pathways Phase 2 bike path project began in June to put 11 miles of bike baths and on Oxford’s roads. However, D. Carroll Construction has hit some snags a long the way. (July 26, 2012, Page 1, 2)

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