By Alyssa Schnugg
Several road projects are planned for the next couple of weeks around the LOU community.
On Wednesday, the Mississippi Department of Transportation will be closing about a half-mile of Highway 331 in Lafayette County, between County Road 428 and Providence Road, close to the Calhoun County line.
The road will be closed starting at 8 a.m. to allow workers to repair and replace a drainage pipe. The work should be completed on Wednesday. Motorists are advised to find an alternate route Wednesday.
Also in Lafayette County, drivers on Highway 314, or Old Saris Road, should note the change in traffic as it is shifted onto the outside circular lanes of a roundabout that is currently under construction where Old Sardis Road meets FNC Park and the West Oxford Loop extension.
Construction will continue on the interior circle of the roundabout.
In Oxford, Monroe Avenue will be closed to delivery vehicles and thru-traffic on Monday through Thursdays for the next three weeks to allow for the relocation of overhead utilities underground at the garage site. Local traffic, including to Renasant Bank, Visit Oxford and Square Alterations, will be allowed to enter and exit Monroe.
Flagman will be posted at the barricade on Monroe to allow for local traffic access.
Delivery vehicles will park in the parallel spaces adjacent to the Thompson House.
Boles Wiley Alley will be closed to all traffic at Jackson Avenue.
Frontage Road is set to be closed near South Lamar Boulevard and Highway 6 on Saturday and Sunday for the installation of a sewer line. All local traffic will need to use Nicole Lane to Belk or Mimosa Drive to South Lamar Boulevard as alternate routes.
The University of Mississippi announced Tuesday that it will be temporarily closing Manning Way beginning at Hickory Lane and extending east to Gertrude Ford Boulevard from May 20-24 for safety reasons.
The work will close access between Hill Drive and Gertrude Ford Boulevard via Manning Way.
The project is part of the east campus electrical modifications project. Large concrete pylons located at the eastern end of Manning Way need to be removed.