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Mississippi Department of Transportation

Watch out for workers, other drivers in work zones

It’s Work Zone Awareness Week and we urge everyone to watch out for workers who are, basically, in their office, when you drive by. We also encourage drivers to watch out for one another since most work zone accidents involve two or more vehicles and not actually workers. (March 23, 2015, Page 4)

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    OPD offers more info about roundabouts

    Since the construction of the new Old Taylor Road bridge roundabouts, local law enforcement officers and city officials have fielded phone calls and emails from people who found the new roundabouts difficult and confusing. (October 2, 2014, Page 1A)

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      County may get more money for roads

      House rejection of bills gives rural roads more funding. (April 14, 2014, Page 1)

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        Oxford prepares for the future

        Planners discuss commercial, residential and university growth and its effects on Highway 6 and Oxford. (October 18, 2013, Page 1A, 2A)

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          MDOT presents Highway 7 plan

          Mississippi Department of Transportation is about three months away from making offers to buy land it will need from the county and county schools to create an access road next to Highway 7 in order to widen the highway. (July 16, 2013, Page 1, 3)

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            Money remains an issue with Hwy 328 bridge closure

            The bridge closed on Hwy. 328 will remain closed due to funds, MDOT said to follow up its initial announcement weeks ago that they did not have the money to fix the bridge until 2014. (July 9, 2013, Page 3)

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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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                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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                  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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                    City offers summer jobs to youths

                    The city of Oxford, through a grant by the Mississippi Department of Transportation, will be hiring more than 20 area youths, from 16 to 25 to work for the city for 10 weeks this summer doing mostly outdoor work. Applications are being accepted through 5 this evening at City Hall. (May 4, 2012, Page 2A)

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