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Mississippi Department of Transportation

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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    State road projects hit snag

    City and county officials were not pleasantly surprised when they learned MDOT doesn’t plan on starting construction on the Old Taylor Road roundabouts until 2015. Read about the confusion and the status of other local road projects in today’s EAGLE. (January 27, 2012, Page 1A)

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      City officials to seek funds for pedestrian bridge, tennis courts

      The Oxford Board of Aldermen gave the go-ahead to city officials to take the next steps toward a new pedestrian bridge over Highway 6 from the Old Taylor Road exit and the expansion of 12 new tennis courts. (January 4, 2012, Page 2)

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        Cannon car dealership to move west

        The Oxford Planning Board approved the site plan for Cannon Motors to move from it’s West Jackson Avenue location to 8 acres of land off Highway 6 West and Thacker Road. (December 13, 2011, Page 2)

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          Safety Fair slated for Saturday

          Sponsored by the North Central Mississippi Medical Reserve Corps, the Safety Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the grounds of the Oxford Conference Center off Sisk Avenue. (June 3, 2011, Page 1A)

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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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              Another roadblock to safety?

              If city and county officials sign a memorandum of understanding with the Mississippi Department of Transportation, an improved intersection at Highway 6 and West Jackson Avenue could still be three years out.

              But whether that MOU will be signed anytime soon is still under debate by city and county officials. Both sides have admitted in public meetings to having “issues” with the MOU. (April 19, 2011, Page 1A)

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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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                  County upset with MDOT, MOU

                  During their regular meeting Monday, the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors agreed to meet with city officials to go over a joint MOU with the Mississippi Department of Transportation in regards to three local projects including the interchange at the West Jackson Avenue/Highway 6 intersection. Both city and county officials have expressed concerns about MDOT changing previously agreed upon details. Other issues discussed Monday included United Way’s Excel by 5 application; a  redistricting resolution and property being transfered for the new Winchester plant. (April 5, 2011, Page 2A)

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                    Bumpy road ahead for transit projects

                    A public meeting held Tuesday, sponsored by the Mississippi Department of Transportation, laid out MDOT’s 25-year plan on what Mississippi’s transportation needs are now and what they are predicted to be in 2035 as well as how to fund the growing demands with diminishing funding. (March 23, 2011, Page 1)

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