Tennessee River Bridge (MP 327.4-MP 329) Construction Delays 3/11/14-3/15/14
The Tennessee River bridge will be partially closed, one lane at a time, on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 through Saturday, March 15, 2014. While short delays may be expected, it is not anticipated that the road work will require a detour at this time.
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 »
NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY Coley Road
Contact: Dr. Lisa McInnis, 662-680-4055
The National Park Service, Natchez Trace Parkway, would like to announce a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) with regard to the crossing of a five-lane major thoroughfare arterial extending and connecting Coley Road from McCullough Boulevard to Highway 78 and Barnes Crossing Road from North Gloster Street to the same location on Highway 78. The project will include a grade-separated crossing near milepost 265, just south of the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center.
The FONSI is a result of an Environmental Assessment, which was performed to analyze potential impacts to the human environment. The analysis resulted in selection of the environmentally-preferred alternative, consisting of construction of a bridge over National Park Service (NPS) lands. The NPS concluded that this alternative best balances the needs of the traveling public and the resources of the Natchez Trace. This FONSI is specific to the portion of the project crossing the boundaries of the Natchez Trace Parkway only. It does not apply to any other portions of the project outside of National Park Service jurisdiction.
An electronic version of the FONSI document can be found on the NPS’s Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) website at http://parkplanning.nps.gov. This document is located under the Southeast Region, Natchez Trace Parkway.
This document may also be reviewed at the following locations:
Natchez Trace Visitor Center
2680 Natchez Trace Parkway
Tupelo, MS 38804
Lee County Public Library
219 N. Madison
Tupelo, MS 38804
Did You Know?
The Mississippi Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) played a vital role in the preservation of the Natchez Trace by placing markers in each Mississippi county the old trace passed through.