• Old Taylor Road now open to traffic

    BATESVILLE, MISS.—The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) announces that Old Taylor Road in Oxford is open to traffic. While there is still minor work to be completed on the project, all major construction has been completed and the new four-lane road is ready for public use.

    The new traffic configuration on Old Taylor Road will better accommodate increased traffic as the University of Mississippi begins fall classes. The roundabouts will relieve congestion on the Old Taylor Road bridge during peak hours, provide better access for motorists entering or exiting State Route 6 and give pedestrians and cyclists a safer route across the bridge.

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  • MDOT Law Enforcement officers show off tools to keep trucks, highways safe

    TUPELO – Law enforcement from the Mississippi Department of Transportation showed the tools they use to help maintain Mississippi’s highways and keep drivers safe during a demonstration at the BancorpSouth Arena on Thursday.

    Drivers often confuse MDOT Law Enforcement officers and patrol cars with Mississippi Highway Patrol troopers, but the No. 1 concern for MDOT officers is commercial vehicle safety.

    “We want people to know exactly what that MDOT Law Enforcement officer they see is doing and why because we certainly think if the public is aware of what we’re doing and why then the public will be much more supportive,” said Mike Tagert, Northern District Transportation commissioner. “Our road and bridge system represents the largest public asset that we have in our state. It’s important not only for public safety, but also general movement of commerce so the rules and regulations these men and women enforce lead to safety and savings for all of us.”

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