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Road projects to bring traffic relief

Several road projects are coming down the pipe for Lafayette County to help ease congestion around Oxford. (January 24, 2014, Page 1A)

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    Residents get look at major road projects

    Two public meetings held at the Oxford Conference Center this week gave residents an opportunity to ask MDOT officials questions in regards to two major upcoming road projects aimed at making the community safer for drivers. (October 18, 2012, Page 1)

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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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        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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          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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