Many of you will be traveling to Oxford by car from Chicago, this post is important for you. If you are going through Richmond, IN, and your directions tell you to take "US-27S" this applies to you as well. Parts of US-27 are closed, and Sarah and I just drove the whole detour that takes you into town. We passed not one, or two, but THREE better ways into town before we finally got here via the detour. Our route is a lot better.
From 70, take exit 156a for National Road/US 40 West
You will go past a strip mall with a Fazolis, after the Applebees
Turn Left on Garwood Rd. (Before the mall)
Go for 2 miles
Turn Right at the dead end (sharp) on Wernle Rd.
Turn Left at Niewoerner Rd.
Niewoerner turns into State Road 227
Take 227 past the Richmond airport and through Boston, IN
Turn Right onto 9 Mile Rd (there is a sign before the turn) (9 mile almost qualifies as a 2 lane road, watch out for potholes and oncoming traffic)
Turn Left at the dead end at US 27. This will take you into Oxford.
Turn Right onto Campus Ave.
Turn Left on Spring St., Wells Hall will be the second building on your right. There is a small drive there where you can drive in and park.
There are certainly other ways to get around the detour, but this will be the quickest and easiest.