For those traveling to Oxford this weekend, please be aware that there have been several changes on key roadways entering town. The Mississippi Department of Transportation has completed construction on the new interchange at Jackson Avenue and Highway 6. Traffic approaching Oxford from Batesville will make a left exit at a new signal between Thacker Road and Jackson Avenue. The Oxford Police Department has created an excellent video that explains how to maneuver the interchange. We encourage you to view and share it as this type of interchange is new to North Mississippi.
The City of Oxford has also activated a new signal at the intersection of Highway 30 and Oxford Commons Boulevard (across from the drive to Stout’s Carpet/North East Power). Slow down as you approach Oxford from New Albany and be prepared to stop at the signal.
Be prepared for heavy traffic entering Oxford on Saturday, especially in the one hour prior to kickoff. Expect there to be some delays and try to allow extra time. Also, remember that it will take at least 2 hours after the game to get out of the City limits. Be patient and be courteous to fellow drivers.
The new signal at the intersection of Highway 30 and Oxford Commons Boulevard will be activated in flash mode on Tuesday, August 25. During this period, the signal will not be used to manage traffic but will flash yellow on Highway 30 and red on Oxford Commons Boulevard. The flash period will last for one week to give motorists time to adjust to the new signal and will be placed in full color operation (red-yellow-green) the week of August 31. While the signal is in flash mode, motorists on Highway 30 facing the yellow flashing lights do not have to stop but should proceed with caution. Motorists on Oxford Commons Boulevard or the NEMEPA/Stout’s Carpet driveway MUST stop and yield to other drivers while the light is flashing red. Please use caution through this area as motorists adjust to the new traffic control pattern.
The City of Oxford’s completion of a new road will improve school traffic flow to Della Davidson Elementary School and Oxford High School when school begins. City officials say the new road will provide another means of access to the schools: it will relieve congestion on Sisk Avenue at Highway 7 by providing an alternate route for those traveling from the north. City and school officials encourage parents to become familiar with the new school traffic routes before the first day of school. The map below shows how the new traffic flow will take place with the opening of the new road.
Download a map of the new road to Oxford High and Della Davidson
MS 811 and the City of Oxford are working together to offer training on recent changes to the Mississippi Dig Law. The 1 hour seminar is free to the public and will be held at 9:00 AM on Tuesday, July 28th at the Oxford Conference Center, 102 Ed Perry Boulevard. No registration is required.
Oxford’s first-ever Complete Streets pop-up project has transformed University Avenue for the month of July. The temporary project gives us the opportunity to try out a new streetscape with bike lanes, crosswalks and more to find out what works and what doesn’t.
Your feedback is important. Please take the short survey here to let us know your experience after trying the new design:
Oxford was named a winner of the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation 2015 Healthy Hometown award. The town is awarded a $25,000 grant from the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation for encouraging and rewarding exemplary community health and wellness. With the $25,000 grant award, Oxford plans to enhance the city’s bike trail with an outdoor fitness zone so that circuit-style training can be combined with cardiovascular activities.
The City of Oxford has a program to offer savings on prescription drugs to residents who are without health insurance, a traditional benefits plan, or have prescriptions that are not covered by insurance.
The award was established in memory of Virginia Harrington Chrestman, who was a long-serving and much-loved employee of the City of Oxford. Virginia worked as Secretary, Deputy City Clerk and
from August 1, 1974 until June 1, 2003 served as City Clerk, working under former mayors John 0 . Leslie, Patricia C. Lamar, Richard Howorth and current Mayor George "Pat" Patterson.
Requests Prioritized on First-Come, First Served Basis
The Board of Alderman adopted a Traffic Calming Policy at its April 16, 2013 meeting. The policy provides a step-by-step procedure to address citizens concerns regarding speeding cars in neighborhoods, excessive cut-through traffic, or other safety concerns that may arise.