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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

West Jackson Avenue

Aldermen make traffic changes

The Oxford Board of Aldermen approved a new stop sign on Sisk Avenue to help slow down traffic and also bagging the traffic light at West Jackson and Anderson Road to keep traffic flowing and cut down on confusion. (April 7, 2015, Page 1)

This week in Oxford history – Yesterday’s Papers

Twenty years ago this week, city leaders were making plans to widen West Jackson Avenue due to the rapid development taking place along the street. Sixty-four years ago, an initiative was launched to build a major new high school in the Abbeville area to serve several communities in the northern part of Lafayette County. (March 4, 2015, Page 1A)

Growth, development still going strong

Signs of progress and development continue to pop up in the county, city and university, and we see that as a sign that recovery is still moving forward. We urge local leaders, however, to remain vigilant in making sure changes and additions are right for the community. (January 8, 2015, Page 4)

‘Bread expert’ to open Wednesday

Panera Bread, the popular bakery and sandwich shop, will open its newest restaurant in Oxford on Wednesday. After opening a franchise in Olive Branch, the chain that has some 2,000 locations across the U.S. selected Oxford as the ideal place for its second restaurant in Mississippi. (September 14, 2014, Page 5A)

City unhappy with tree trimming

MDOT plans to replant some trees after having to remove hundreds during the construction of the Old Taylor roundabouts and the upcoming West Jackson/Highway 6 intersection. (July 11, 2014, Page 1)

Are we ready — for big crowds?

Since the first home football game, the city of Oxford and the University of Mississippi have been tweaking parking and traffic plans to help accommodate what many expect to be the largest football crowd of the season when the Ole Miss Rebels take on Texas A&M Saturday. Hear the public announcement from the Oxford Police Department. (October 11, 2013, Page 1A, 3A)

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)

New crossing signals prioritized

With the success of the pedestrian crossing signal put in last fall at the corner of South 9th Street and Jackson Avenue, the city of Oxford has included money for at least two more of the new signals. The Oxford Pathways Commission prioritized where the new signals should go with the top priority intersection at Bramlett Boulevard and University Avenue. (September 18, 2012, Page 2)

OUT gets new routes, modifications for fall

The Oxford Transit Commission approved the new route map for the Oxford-University Transit system that includes three new routes. Two of the new routes will allow students and staff at the University of Mississippi to park in off-campus lots and shuttle onto campus. (July 12, 2012, Page 1)

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)

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