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 »
Portion of National Scenic Trail Closed near Tupelo, MS
Contact: Calvin T. Farmer, 662-680-4014
LEE COUNTY, MS: The Natchez Trace Parkway National Scenic Trail section between milepost 265.5, and milepost 264.8 at Old Town Creek will be closed to all trail users beginning February 13, 2013, for a period of two years.The closure is due to construction under Tupelo's Major Thoroughfare Construction Project.
Trail sections north of 265.5 from the Beech Springs Road area and south of 264.8 at Old Town Creek will remain open.
Both trail sections will be posted closed for public notice.
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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.