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 Expansion Joints in Bridge Decks to be Repaired
Contact: Dale Wilkerson, 662-680-4006
On May 13, 2009, minor repair work will begin on bridges along the Natchez Trace Parkway from milepost 320 to 425 within Alabama and Tennessee. The expansion joints in the bridge decks will be repaired, which could cause single-lane closures. Visitors may experience short delays while work is being done. Work should be completed by August 1, 2009.
Travelers can expect to see construction personnel and equipment, and are asked to exercise caution while traveling through this area.
Questions related to this work can be directed to the Parkway’s Acting Chief of Maintenance, Dale Wilkerson, at (662) 680-4006.
Did You Know?
The "Kaintucks", or boatmen from the Ohio River Valley, would walk approximately 500 miles from Natchez to Nashville along the Natchez Trace in about 30 days.