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MDOT plans to replace wooden bridges

MDOT will soon be getting bids on a construction project that will replace eight wooden bridges on Highway 328, leading into Taylor. (March 28, 2013, Page 1)

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    Major changes set for Old Taylor Road

    Board of Aldermen approved a site plan amendment for Falkner Flats, a 618-bed development off Old Taylor Road, although two aldermen voted against it due to increased traffic and construction projects planned for the road by MDOT and Baptist Memorial Hospital. (March 20, 2013, Page 1, 2)

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      County bridges safe, expert says

      An interactive online map shows Lafayette County has no unsafe bridges. (February 15, 2013, Page 1A)

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        Ramps at Sisk Avenue to get revamped

        A project to enhance bicycle and pedestrian safety through the interchanges at Highway 7 and Sisk Avenue has been set in motion by the Oxford Board of Aldermen. (February 8, 2013, Page 2A)

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          Bike lane builder may get break

          D. Carroll Construction may get a break from having to pay liquidated damages for not completing the Pathways Bike Lane project by Wednesday’s deadline because of a provision in the Mississippi Department of Transportation’s contract policies. (January 17, 2013, Page 1, 12)

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            Slower Traffic Keep Right

            Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look at some of the questionable spending by the state. This time, he delves into road signs, their costs and their message. (January 3, 2013, Page 4)

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              MDOT moves forward with highway projects

              MDOT has hired Neel-Schaffer Engineering firm to design the Old Taylor Road roundabouts and is almost complete with its paving and striping project on Highway 7 North. (December 20, 2012, Page 2)

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                Building begins on new tranist facility

                City and MDOT officials gathered on McElroy Drive Thursday to break ground on the new Oxford University Transit operations facility. (November 30, 2012, Page 1A)

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                  Historic bridge can be yours

                  The Mississippi Department of Transportation is looking for individuals or organizations interested in being the new owner of the Highway 7 Tallahatchie River Steel Bridge. Since the bride is considered historical, MDOT must meet federal guidelines to have the bridge. MDOT is expected to start construction on a new bridge in early 2013. (November 28, 2012, Page 1)

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                    Residents get look at major road projects

                    Two public meetings held at the Oxford Conference Center this week gave residents an opportunity to ask MDOT officials questions in regards to two major upcoming road projects aimed at making the community safer for drivers. (October 18, 2012, Page 1)

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