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Old Taylor Road

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)

Mayor blasts bike lane project

Mayor Pat Patterson took the opportunity during the mayor’s report section of Tuesday’s Board of Aldermen meeting to express his disappointment with the bike lane construction going on around Oxford. (December 5, 2012, Page 1)

CON OK’d for hospital

The Mississippi State Department of Health approved a Certificate of Need for a new $313 million, 217-bed replacement hospital at the request of Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. (November 30, 2012, Page 1A, 5A)

City may annex more land

The city of Oxford is looking into annexing about 150 acres east of County Road 300, south of where Baptist will be putting its new hospital, to help provide another through-way from South Lamar to Old Taylor Road. Read about this and other business from Tuesday night’s Board of Aldermen meeting in today’s EAGLE. (November 21, 2012, Page 1, 9)

Residents get look at major road projects

Two public meetings held at the Oxford Conference Center this week gave residents an opportunity to ask MDOT officials questions in regards to two major upcoming road projects aimed at making the community safer for drivers. (October 18, 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)

Is S. Lamar bike lane project almost complete?

Officials with D. Carroll Construction said Monday the bike lanes on South Lamar Boulevard could be complete in two weeks if weather permits. (September 18, 2012, Page 1)

Baptist files for Certificate of Need

Baptist Memorial Hospital officials have filed a Certificate of Need with the Mississippi Department of Health in hopes of building a new regional facility in Oxford. (July 10, 2012, Page 3)

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)

Judge continues annexation hearing

To better clarify the boundaries of land sought to be included in a request for annexation, a chancery court judge continued the trial until October. (June 12, 2012, Page 2)

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