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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Reanna Mayoral

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)

Putting the breaks on speeders

City engineers recently re-striped North 14th Street with double yellow lines in an effort to slow down traffic. (June 27, 2012, Page 1)

Van Buren work ahead of schedule

Thanks to dry weather and hard-working crews, the sewer and water work on Van Buren Avenue is four to six weeks ahead of schedule, according to city officials. However, the work is not over yet. Van Buren will remain closed for the rest of the week and portions of East Jackson Avenue will have limited parking and short-tern lane closures. (June 26, 2012, Page 1, 3)

Bike lanes ‘chugging along’

Construction of bike lanes on South Lamar took ran into some delays but is now back on track, according to city officials. Several of the roads getting part of the 11 miles of bike lanes are now under construction. Read about the progress of the Pathways Phase 2 bike lane project in today’s EAGLE. (June 26, 2012, Page 1, 3)

Lanes reduced on Molly Barr

Molly Barr Road will be reduced to three lanes with one lane traveling in each direction and a center left-turn lane. Crews are working today and will begin striping Saturday. Listen to Oxford’s new emergency information radio station, AM 1630, for all road construction updates. (June 8, 2012, Page 1A)

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