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 between Old Canton Road and Rice Road Reopened
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.
Did You Know?
Meriwether Lewis, of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, was governor of the Upper Louisiana Territory when he died on the Natchez Trace in 1809, at Grinder's Stand in Tennessee. A monument was erected in his honor in 1848 and can be seen along the Natchez Trace Parkway today.