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Roadscapes Wednesday: When Will Snow Street In Oxford Get Repaved

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So, I am noticing something while walking alongside the side of the road in Oxford.  Snow Street between AL-21 and US 78 is a 5-lane road.  But, the road’s condition is in very bad shape.  When I did my Roadscapes video profiling Quintard Ave., I also got footage of Snow St.  And you can see the camera shaking like crazy while on Snow Street.

So, City of Oxford.  When is Snow Street going to be repaved?  Sure, you did some patch work on the worst trouble spots, but that is not going to save this road from needing to be repaved!

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For starters, the road has sunk so much that you have a big bump while going over the ditch at Snow Creek.

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Parts of the road have major cracks running down the middle or across the road.

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Parts of the road has no paint lines left, because traffic and weather has worn the paint away.

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The ditches on the side of the road are filled with dirt and grass, and this causes major water overflows onto the road when it rains.

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And the overall road quality is very poor!

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This road is troublesome for a couple of reasons.  One, with the lack of paint and reflectors, some people have a hard time driving on this road.  I have seen people mistake the center lane as a regular driving lane.  Two, when it rains, massive amounts of water floods the right lane, making the lane useless.  And three, the road is giving out, and it’s very bumpy!

So, when will Oxford repave this road, or does it have the funds to repave this road?  That is the question!