Short Construction Delays Possible Near Tupelo, MS (milepost 264.4)
Repairs on a bridge will require one-lane closures of the Parkway for about 1/4 mile near Tupelo. Work is expected to be completed in fall of 2014. Please use caution due to construction traffic around the work area. More »
Portion of National Scenic Trail Near Tupelo Closed to Hikers
Part of the Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail (NOT the Parkway) near Tupelo, MS, has been closed until 2015 due to construction under Tupelo's Major Thoroughfare Construction Project. Parkway travelers may expect delays, but no detours are expected. More »
Natchez Trace Parkway Begins Replacing Pigeon Roost Bridge at Mile Post 203.6
Natchez Trace Parkway officials announce that construction has begun to replace the Parkway bridge at milepost 203.6 over Pigeon Roost Creek - just south of U.S. Highway 82. This bridge, constructed in 1956, has experienced severe deterioration in recent years and needs replacing. The replacement project began on October 1, 2008, and is expected to be completed by the end of 2009. RAFCO Construction Company of Columbia, Mississippi, is the construction contractor.
In order to continue providing traffic flow through the area, a small on-site detour around the bridge will channel traffic through the construction site. Travelers should expect slight delays in this area, and a short section of reduced speed limit to 35 mph, due to the tight curves and close proximity to the bridge construction. The Natchez Trace Parkway asks the traveling public to reduce speeds through this construction zone and to please be alert for construction equipment, trucks, and workers at the bridge replacement site.
Did You Know?
George Colbert operated a stand and ferry to cross the Tennessee River and is rumored to have charged Andrew Jackson $75,000 to ferry his army across the river.