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County officials, residents wrestle with Blackjack traffic

May 16, 2014

Construction of Aspen Heights apartment complex continues on Blackjack Road. The student housing facility plans to open for the MSU fall semester. (Photo by Kayleigh Swisher, SDN)

Even though most students have left MSU for the summer, the physical impact of the ever-growing size and population of campus can still be felt in surrounding areas. In terms of roads and traffic, Oktibbeha County is working to ensure easy access to the areas students frequent the most, especially Blackjack Road. However, Board of Supervisors President Orlando Trainer said that the problems facing this area are unfortunately not easily fixed.

“We have more challenges than we have resources to meet those challenges,” Trainer said.

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