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 »
Ammendments to the Superintendent's Compendium
Launching, landing or operating an unmanned aircraft from or on lands and waters administered by the National Park Service within the boundaries of the Natchez Trace Parkway is prohibited except as approved in writing by the superintendent. More »
TN HWY 412 Detour
TN: Natchez Trace Parkway officials announce a detour at milepost 391, east of Hohenwald, TN, at Highway 412 starting on Wednesday, October 12, 2011. The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is widening TN Highway 412. A longer Parkway bridge at milepost 391.3 will be constructed to span the enlarged highway.
Work began on this project in September 2011 and is expected to be completed by the fall of 2012.
Visitors traveling the Parkway will be directed to exit the Parkway onto the ramp for TN Hwy 412, follow the detour signs for approximately 1/4 mile, and enter onto the Parkway via the access ramp.
For more information on the Highway 412 project, contact Joel Turnbow (TDOT) at 931-380-2542.
Did You Know?
The terrain along the Natchez Trace Parkway changes from 70 to 1,100 feet in elevation and passes through 5 degrees of latitude.