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Friday, September 19, 2014

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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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              MDOT to move paupers’ graves

              The Mississippi Department of Transportation asked the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors for a place to relocate a paupers cemetery that will be in the way of future road expansion. The board voted to wait until ground penetrating radar could tell them more information. (May 20, 2014, Page 1)

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                Water line shift could affect thousands

                A necessary move of a water line Sunday could affect about 2,000 households Sunday afternoon, according to city officials. The line move will affect homes on the Royal Oaks Subdivision, The Links and other various developments around Anderson Road. (May 16, 2014, Page 1A)

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                  Summer job program teaches life, work skills

                  The city of Oxford and MDOT will team up this summer to help employee 10 area youths who will work for 20 hours a week earning $9 an hour, while learning valuable life and employment skills. (May 13, 2014, Page 2)

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                    Old Taylor bridge to be closed Monday

                    The Old Taylor Road bridge will be closed Monday for the summer while MDOT widens the bridge in preparation for new roundabouts at each end of the bridge. A temporary bypass has been built from Old Taylor Road, crossing through the former Whirlpool complex, and connecting to Coliseum Boulevard. (May 9, 2014, Page 1A, 9A)

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