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 »
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?
Emerald Mound is the largest Mississippian Period ceremonial mound along the Natchez Trace Parkway, and covers nearly eight acres.