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Natchez Trace Parkway between Old Canton Road and Rice Road Reopened

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Date: October 2, 2006
Contact: Craig Stubblefield, 662-680-4004

According to the National Park Service, the 1.5 mile portion of the Natchez Trace Parkway from Old Canton Road (milepost 103.5) to Rice Road (milepost 105) near Ridgeland/Madison, Mississippi, was reopened at 10:15 a.m. on Monday, October 2,2006. The Parkway in this area was closed to permit the replacement of the Parkway bridge over Old Canton Road. The bridge replacement was needed to accommodate the widening of Old Canton Road by the cities of Ridgeland and Madison, Mississippi. The temporary access from the local Post Road to the Parkway that was required to facilitate the construction detour is currently being removed, as planned.

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The Sunken Trace at mile post 41.5 on the Natchez Trace Parkway

The "Sunken Trace" at milepost 41.5 on the Natchez Trace Parkway was caused by thousands of travelers walking over the easily eroded loess soil.