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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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                  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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