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 Closure Milepost 276-282
Contact: Dale Wilkerson, 662-680-4006
As a result of the recent heavy rainfall and flooding, a drainage culvert on the Natchez Trace Parkway was severely damaged. A section of the Parkway in Lee and Itawamba counties has been closed between milepost 276 and 282, with a recommended detour as follows:
Northbound traffic should exit the Parkway near milepost 276 onto Lee County road 1303 west; turn right onto Lee County road 2578 west, then turn right onto Mississippi Highway 370 north; turn left onto Mississippi Highway 371 north and reenter the Parkway near milepost 282.
Southbound traffic should exit the Parkway near milepost 282 onto Mississippi Highway 371 south; turn right onto Mississippi Highway 370 south, then turn left onto Lee County road 2578; turn left onto Lee County road 1303 and reenter the Parkway near milepost 276. Please click here for a detour map.
The 9-mile detour route is signed accordingly. The detour will remain in effect until further notice while this section is under repair.
If the public has any questions, please contact our visitor center at (800) 305-7417 or check our website www.nps.gov/natr.
Did You Know?
The double arch bridge at milepost 438 on the Natchez Trace Parkway was completed in 1994 and received the Presidential Award for Design Excellence in 1995 for its innovative design. The bridge rises 155 feet above the valley and eliminates the need for spandrel columns.