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June 11, 2014 - Road closure on W. Burdick St.

OXFORD VILLAGE The long-awaited reconstruction of pothole hill is underway.

W. Burdick St. between Ashley Way and S. Waterstone Dr. closed on June 11 and is expected to reopen July 19.

The project includes reconstructing a 1,691-foot stretch of road from subbase to surface; installing concrete curb and gutter; and making drainage improvements to allow stormwater to flow off the roadway in a more effective manner. The road will be repaved with 9 inches of asphalt on top of a new 8-inch 21AA limestone base.

Additionally, cemetery hill will be lowered by up to 2 feet in order to improve stopping sight distance for motorists per state standards and the road will be widened from 24 to 27 feet as measured from the backs of the new curbs.

The entire project is expected to cost approximately $555,000.

Secretary of State to visit Rotary

Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson will address the Rotary Club of Oxford on Tuesday, June 17.

The public is invited to hear what Johnson has to say about her office, the state and the issues of the day, as well as ask questions, when she takes the podium at approximately 12:30 p.m.

Non-Rotarians are invited to come for lunch beforehand at 12 noon. The cost is $11 per person. The Rotary Club of Oxford meets at the Oxford Hills Golf and Country Club, located at 300 E. Drahner Rd.

'Concerts in the Park' returns

Downtown Oxford's popular Concerts in the Park series returns this week.

Concerts are scheduled in Centennial Park from 7-9 p.m. every Thursday from June 12 through Aug. 28. Admission is free.

This week, Oxford welcomes Bob Marshall and Marshall Law, a cowboy rock-and-roll band.

The rest of the schedule is as follows:

June 19 The Groove Council

June 26 Lake Orion Baptist Church

July 3 Lapeer Symphony Orchestra

July 10 The Randy Brock Group

July 17 Ruby Hill & the Lost Cuzzins

July 24 Taylor Tucky

July 31 North Oakland Dixieland Band

Aug. 7 Escaping Pavement

Aug. 14 Julianne Ankley & the Rogues

Aug. 21 Sweet Adelines & OSM Summer Band

Aug. 28 Paisley Fogg

The year's concert series will include a new Open Mic portion for local talent from 6 to 6:45 p.m. To schedule some performance time, call Matthew Long at the Oxford School of Music at (248) 572-4881.

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