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)
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.
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.
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)
Several roads are being constructed, or have plans to be, around Oxford to help ease traffic woes. (August 29, 2014, Page 1A, 2A)
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)
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)
MDOT announced Wednesday that the Old Taylor Road roundabouts and new bridge will be opened for traffic in August. (July 25, 2014, Page 1A)
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)
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)