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 »
Repaving of Parkway between Jackson and Natchez Mississippi
The National Park Service announced today that resurfacing work is underway on the Natchez Trace Parkway between Interstate 20 (milepost 87) and US Highway 61 (milepost 37) near Port Gibson, Miss. Work will include the milling and overlay of bridges between mileposts 87 and 59 and the milling and overlay of the Parkway road surface between mileposts 59 and 37. This work is scheduled to last until the end of the 2007 calendar year.
No detours from the Parkway are planned, but motorists should expect to encounter minor delays due to one lane road closures during work hours. Also motorists are urged to use caution and be aware of construction workers and equipment in this area.
Did You Know?
Meriwether Lewis, of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, was governor of the Upper Louisiana Territory when he died on the Natchez Trace in 1809, at Grinder's Stand in Tennessee. A monument was erected in his honor in 1848 and can be seen along the Natchez Trace Parkway today.