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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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              State puts brakes on transit projects?

              A request has been placed by the city to meet with Mississippi Department of Transportation officials after a project, 13 years in the making, appears to be once again dead in the water. (September 19, 2011, Page 1A)

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                Planning underway to solve traffic

                MDOT asked for locals involved with traffic issues from Oxford Police Department to local taxis to provide feedback on Wednesday to help create a master plan for Oxford’s Intelligent Transportation Systems future plans. The ITS helps with technology to create easier traffic flow. (August 4, 2011, Page 2)

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                  Road projects get green light

                  Three major road projects aimed at improving safety and easing transit headaches got green-lighted Wednesday by local officials, but only after some heated negotiations. (May 26, 2011, Page 1)

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                    MDOT helps keep Mississippi beautiful

                    Mississippi Department of Transportation of the District 2 office — that covers 17 counties including Lafayette County — will be cleaning up area highways from 8 a.m. to noon on Thursday as part of the annual Trash Bash event. (April 13, 2011, Page 2)

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