The new intersection will have temporary traffic signals in place while waiting for the permanent signals to be installed. Work will continue in the medians along Highway 6 and the final lift of asphalt will be installed once the permanent traffic signals are in place, according to Mississippi Department of Transportation spokesman Jason Scott.
City leaders are remaining skeptically optimistic about much needed road projects getting started after a meeting with Mississippi Department of Transportation officials Wednesday that included Old Taylor Road roundabouts and improvements to the Highway6-West Jackson Avenue intersection. (March 29, 2012, Page 1)
City and county officials were not pleasantly surprised when they learned MDOT doesn’t plan on starting construction on the Old Taylor Road roundabouts until 2015. Read about the confusion and the status of other local road projects in today’s EAGLE. (January 27, 2012, Page 1A)
The Oxford Board of Aldermen gave the go-ahead to city officials to take the next steps toward a new pedestrian bridge over Highway 6 from the Old Taylor Road exit and the expansion of 12 new tennis courts. (January 4, 2012, Page 2)
Three major road projects aimed at improving safety and easing transit headaches got green-lighted Wednesday by local officials, but only after some heated negotiations. (May 26, 2011, Page 1)
A public meeting held Tuesday, sponsored by the Mississippi Department of Transportation, laid out MDOT’s 25-year plan on what Mississippi’s transportation needs are now and what they are predicted to be in 2035 as well as how to fund the growing demands with diminishing funding. (March 23, 2011, Page 1)