OXFORD, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi Department of Transportation plans to replace all the wooden bridges along a highway heading into the Taylor community in Lafayette County.
MDOT District Engineer Mitch Turner tells the Oxford Eagle there are eight bridges along Mississippi Highway 328 -- one of two connecting roads between Oxford and Taylor.
He says they will be replaced with concrete and be a good deal wider and safer to drive across.
The job will go out for bid in July. Turner said construction could begin in August or September.
MDOT has already purchased any required land needed for the new, wider bridges. The rights of way for the project were acquired in June 2012.
Turner said the estimated cost for the new bridges is $9.1 million.