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 »
Ammendments to the Superintendent's Compendium
Launching, landing or operating an unmanned aircraft from or on lands and waters administered by the National Park Service within the boundaries of the Natchez Trace Parkway is prohibited except as approved in writing by the superintendent. More »
Natchez Trace Parkway Multi-use Trail Segment 3P19 Wetland and Floodplain Statement of Findings Open for Public Comment
Contact: Dr. Lisa McInnis, 662-680-4055
The National Park Service (NPS) has prepared draft Statements of Findings (SOFs) for Wetlands and Floodplains for Multi-use Trail Segment 3P19 - A Bridge Over County Line Road and Trail from 200 Feet West of County Line Road to Milepost 96.0 (Approximately from Milepost 95.0 to Milepost 96.0).The SOFs are available for review from December 8 through December 23, 2011.They have been prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, Director's Order 77-1, and Executive Orders 11990 and 11988.The SOFs provide guidance in determining appropriate mitigation for potential impacts to wetlands and floodplains as a result of trail construction.
This 1-mile portion of a planned 21-mile, multi-use trail will follow the alignment identified in the September 1995 Multi-Use Trail Study Environmental Assessment, Jackson, Mississippi, Natchez Trace Parkway, subject to changes identified during design and approved by the NPS.In a 1996 Finding of No Significant Impact, the NPS approved the preferred alternative for building a multi-use trail on park lands in the Jackson, Mississippi metropolitan area.The NPS considers public involvement to be an important component to a successful planning process, and we appreciate your interest and involvement.
How to Comment on the draft SOFs
The public is invited to provide input on the draft SOFs.If you wish to comment, you may post comments online at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/natr or mail comments to the letterhead address.We will be accepting comments for 15 days.Before including you address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment, including your personal identifying information, may be made publicly available at any time.While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.If this is a concern, please do not include personal identifying information with your comment.
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.