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Lafayette County Planning Commission approves traffic plan; now heads to board of supervisors

The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors sent developers of Old Oaks of Oxford back to the drawing board earlier this month due to traffic concerns, and as a result, the development came back before the Lafayette County Planning Commission Monday during their regular monthly meeting at the Chancery Building.

Supervisors, in particular, board president Jeff Busby, were concerned with speeders who are already present on Campground Road adding to the traffic headache that approximately 300 unit development would produce.

Paul Koshenina with Precision Engineering presented a traffic plan to the planning commission designed to slow down the speeders. Flashing indicator lights, two additional stop signs and rumble strips on the roadway should slow drivers, according to Koshenina.

“The capacity of vehicles is not as big a problem as speeders,” Koshenina told the commission.

“Campground is loaded up and we all know that,” County Engineer Larry Britt told the commission when asked if he thought the traffic plan is feasible.

Commissioners approved the revised plan which will go before the Board of Supervisors.

Pebble Creek going forward

Also Monday, Pebble Creek subdivision received a recommendation from the planning commission after being scrutinized for months by county officials and many residents of the community who live near the development on County Road 314.

The commission granted final plat approval on the first phase of the development that will include 33 lots on County Road 314 with the stipulation the developers get final health department approval for water and sewer.