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Saturday, July 26, 2014

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After 20 years, work begins

Work on the continuous flow intersection at Highway 6 and West Jackson Avenue has begun, although it is in the very early stages of construction. Nighttime and Sunday working hours will be necessary for the contractor to complete the job by the expected August 2015 date. (July 3, 2014, Page 1)

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    New roads — paths to the future

    When new roads are usually built, Editor Don Whitten writes, we see little of the work until the project is finished. That’s not the case for a new road that will provide another entrance and exit from the Oxford Commons area. Whitten writes about other road changes locally and how they are all the key to the future. (May 14, 2014, Page 4)

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      Old Taylor bridge to be closed Monday

      The Old Taylor Road bridge will be closed Monday for the summer while MDOT widens the bridge in preparation for new roundabouts at each end of the bridge. A temporary bypass has been built from Old Taylor Road, crossing through the former Whirlpool complex, and connecting to Coliseum Boulevard. (May 9, 2014, Page 1A, 9A)

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        South Lamar to see more work

        Now that the bike lanes have finally been completed along South Lamar, a sewer project will force some of those bike lanes to be impassible and traffic to be disrupted for a few weeks. (April 22, 2014, Page 1)

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          Work could cause issues on UM campus

          MDOT’s plans for building roundabouts on Old Taylor Road and closing the bridge at the same time UM will be closing Hill Drive during construction of its parking garage, could make driving on campus more tricky than ever. (January 17, 2014, Page 1A)

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            Who gets excited about road construction?

            Why is it that most adults frown when they come upon a road construction site while youngsters in the back seat of the same vehicle are all smiles. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the perspective age offers to the machinery and workers involved with road construction. (August 8, 2012, Page 4)

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              Progress can mean stops, starts and detours

              Three of the most disturbing words folks are seeing around Oxford these days are “Road Construction Ahead.” Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the progress being made on various projects around town and their effect on those trying to go near the Square or across town. (June 20, 2012, Page 4)

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                Lanes reduced on Molly Barr

                Molly Barr Road will be reduced to three lanes with one lane traveling in each direction and a center left-turn lane. Crews are working today and will begin striping Saturday. Listen to Oxford’s new emergency information radio station, AM 1630, for all road construction updates. (June 8, 2012, Page 1A)

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                  Bike lane project hits roadblock

                  Pathways Phase II once again stalled after bids for the project came back much higher than expected. The commission and engineers will work to revisit the plans with Mississippi Department of Transportation before rebidding out the project. (September 8, 2010, Page 3)

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