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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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                  Major road projects reviewed

                  The Mississippi Department of Transportation will hold two meetings next week, on Monday and Tuesday from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the Oxford Conference Center, to meet with Oxonians and Lafayette County residents about two upcoming road projects. The meeting for the Highway 6/West Jackson Ave. intersection will be on Monday and a meeting for the Old Taylor Road roundabouts will be Tuesday. (October 12, 2012, Page 1A, 12A)

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                    Intersection, traffic signal work this weekend

                    MDOT will be monitoring the traffic signal at the Highway 6/West Jackson intersection after repairs were needed today when the light kept reverting to the flashing mode and city crews will be installing a new stop sign at the intersection Williams Avenue and Avent Strreet. (September 28, 2012, Page 2A)

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