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Friday, May 22, 2015


Litter group still going strong

Keep Oxford and Lafayette County Litter Free, a group that was started to discuss solutions to the area’s litter problem, is already planning for its next meeting in hopes that the momentum gained thus far will continue throughout the year. (May 18, 2015, Page 1)

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    MDOT crews continue work on sinkhole

    Workers continue to make repairs caused by a sinkhole this morning on Highway 6. Discount Building employee Mitch McCoy saw the sinkhole while driving Wednesday morning and directed traffic away until help arrived.



     (April 30, 2015, Page 1, 12)

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      Highway 6/West Jackson intersection opened

      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.


      Continuous Flow Intersection (April 29, 2015, Page 1A)

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        Dangerous intersection improved

        The Mississippi Department of Transportation is working to improved the intersection of Highway 30 and County Roads 215 and 217 with two new turn lanes. The project is expected to be complete by the end of November. (November 13, 2014, Page 1)

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          Road construction continues

          Several roads are being constructed, or have plans to be, around Oxford to help ease traffic woes. (August 29, 2014, Page 1A, 2A)

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            New Walker Electric home approved

            The Lafayette County Planning Commission approved plans for Walker Electric’s new building that will be located just behind its current location off Highway 7. MDOT purchased the current location as the land was needed for the future widening of Highway 7. (August 26, 2014, Page 2)

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              Office Park Drive closed

              Office Park Drive is closed today and tomorrow so the Oxford Electric Company can begin work to relocate utilities for the future widening of Highway 7. (July 28, 2014, Page 1)

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                Roundabouts ahead of schedule

                MDOT announced Wednesday that the Old Taylor Road roundabouts and new bridge will be opened for traffic in August. (July 25, 2014, Page 1A)

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                  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)

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                    After 20 years, work begins

                    Work on the continuous flow intersection at Highway 6 and West Jackson Avenue has begun, although it is in the very early stages of construction. Nighttime and Sunday working hours will be necessary for the contractor to complete the job by the expected August 2015 date. (July 3, 2014, Page 1)

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