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 »
Parkway Begins Replacing the Glenrock Picnic Area Comfort Station in Tennessee
The construction activities started on Monday, July 9th, and will extend through mid-October. The entire Glenrock picnic area will be closed to the public for the duration of the construction period.
Replacing this comfort station is another of a series of projects aimed at improving the restroom facilities along the Natchez Trace Parkway. Every effort will be made to complete the work within the ninety day construction period in order to minimize impacts to the public.
The majority of the work will take place adjacent to the Parkway, and should not impede traffic flow. However, 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 Chief of Maintenance, Rusty Rawson, at (662) 680-4020.
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.