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MDOT begins work on road projects

After the city and the Mississippi Department of Transportation get water and sewer lines moved out of the way, work should begin on the Old Taylor Road roundabouts and the intersection at West Jackson and Highway 6 project. (July 26, 2013, Page 1A)

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    Youth Corps program in second year

    The city of Oxford has hired nine youths as part of the Mississippi Department of Transportation’s Urban Youth Corps program. They will spend eight weeks working in various city departments while learning valuable work and life skills. (June 25, 2013, Page 1)

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      Bridge near Taylor closed by state

      A bridge on Highway 328 was closed by Mississippi Department of Transportation for safety issues but due to budget cuts may not begin renovations until Oct. 2014. (June 10, 2013, Page 1)

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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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