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Monday, November 24, 2014

MDOT

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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                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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