Lafayette County has experienced dramatic change over the past 20 years. Population growth, increased enrollment at the University of Mississippi, and commercial development along major roadways—like West Jackson Avenue—have put tremendous pressure on the City and County’s transportation network.
With this in mind, the City of Oxford is working with Lafayette County and the University to develop an “LOU Transportation Master Plan” that will provide direction on transportation projects for the next 20 years. At an open house to be held at the Oxford Conference Center on Thursday, March 22, from 5–7 pm, residents can talk with, and provide input to, consultants and local officials about their experiences as drivers, riders, cyclists, and pedestrians in the region. For those who cannot attend the open house, a short online survey will be available on the City of Oxford’s website beginning Monday, March 19 and through the month of April. Go to www.oxfordms.net for a link to the survey.
Based on citizen input, best practices, and a technical assessment of the transportation system, the Master Plan will identify existing problems, set priorities for transportation projects, and identify short-term and long-term improvements.
A draft plan will be presented to the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors, the City of Oxford Mayor and Board of Alderman, and the University Administration this fall.