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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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          Tallahatchie River bridge ‘structurally deficient’

          The Mississippi Department of Transporation is planning to replace the Tallahatchie River truss bridge on Highway 7 with a concrete span bridge. (August 1, 2012, Page 1)

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            MDOT has more funding security

            While the recent passage of the federal transportation reauthorization bill, known as the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act, won’t affect road projects in Oxford and Lafayette County, local transportation officials say the measure is vital to Mississippi. (July 9, 2012, Page 2)

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              Aldermen ponder Old Taylor Road options

              The Oxford Board of Aldermen are making fixing traffic issues on Old Taylor Road a high priority. (April 5, 2012, Page 1A)

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                Transit projects need action

                City leaders are remaining skeptically optimistic about much needed road projects getting started after a meeting with Mississippi Department of Transportation officials Wednesday that included Old Taylor Road roundabouts and improvements to the Highway6-West Jackson Avenue intersection. (March 29, 2012, Page 1)

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                  Taxi bus injures three UM students this weekend

                  Three University of Mississippi students were injured Saturday when a Hotty Toddy Taxi bus ran into a crowd of people waiting for a ride. (March 5, 2012, Page 1A)

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                    BMX track waits for grass

                    Before Oxford’s new BMX bike track can be used, the Mississippi Department of Transportation, which helped fund the project, requires that the entire track be covered in permanent grass to prevent erosion. A BMX track special contractor would then come in to build five jumps to make the track suitable for tournaments and BMX-sanctioned events. (March 1, 2012, Page 1)

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