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Word On The Street - Project Update 10.22.20

Due to the weather, we are a day behind in our publishing schedule, and we aren't the only ones getting held up by this rain. MDOT announced yesterday afternoon that the W. Burdick St. intersection would not be reopening as scheduled, and pushed the date back to this Friday (10/23). AJAX hasn't been able to complete the paving of the section due to the weather, and the rain today isn't helping to get it done either. If the weather continues to be an issue, MDOT may consider using some temporary material to be able to get that intersection reopened. Martin J., the concrete contractor called off work yesterday, but they are back on site today.

On a positive note, additional sections of sidewalks in the Downtown are being removed, and they will be putting in the light pole foundations and tree pits in the coming weeks. Once the section of pavement is completed from Burdick south to Drahner, they will begin paving the section north of Burdick.

Additional good news is the new traffic signal that was installed yesterday at the Ray Rd. & Oxford Rd. intersection by Oxford High School. This left-turn arrow will allow westbound traffic to turn left onto southbound Oxford Rd. and help with the traffic during peak times such as school arrival & dismissal.

This year has certainly been a lot different then we all anticipated, but throughout COVID and Construction we have remained OxfordStrong. We've had to cancel some events, and make adjustments to others. This year Scarecrow Festival is being held as an online event, and we'd love for you to join in the fun!

Submit contest entry pictures to the Facebook Event Page between October 10-24. Cast your votes on October 25-27. Winners will receive $100 Gift Card, PLUS 2 Random participants with be drawn.

Click on the pictures below to take you to the contest category and submit your entries!

Thanks for tuning in! That is all for this week's Word on the Street!

Any questions you have about the project can be submitted here.

As always, remember to please drive safely, abide traffic rules, keep workers safe, follow posted detour routes and refrain from using neighborhood side streets. Thank you for your continued patience. We are all in this together. #OxfordStrong

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