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 Begins Repairs to Parkway Bridge, Town Creek, Lee County, Mississippi
Tupelo, MS – Natchez Trace Parkway officials announce that repairs on the bridge over Town Creek near Tupelo, MS will begin on June 24. Concrete repair and painting of the structural steel will be the major portions of the work to be completed as a part of this project. Work should be completed in the fall of 2014.The contractor for this project is Sweat, LLC of Pensacola, FL.
Beginning June 24, 2014, visitors traveling on the Parkway will encounter one-lane traffic for about ¼ of a mile near milepost 264.4. North and southbound traffic will utilize the same lane with traffic flow being controlled by an automated signaling system.
Parkway visitors are encouraged to use caution due to construction traffic around the work area and to anticipate short delays.
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.