Natchez Trace Parkway to Initiate Public Comment Period for Little Swan Creek Bridge Replacement Environmental Assessment

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Date: March 17, 2014
Contact: Lisa McInnis, 662-680-4025

TUPELO, MS: The National Park Service is seeking public comment on the environmental assessment (EA) prepared for the proposed replacement of the Little Swan Creek Bridge in Lewis County, Tennessee at mile post 386.9. The bridge must be replaced in order to restore the original structural capacity of the bridge, to provide visitors with a safe and enjoyable experience, and to reduce maintenance requirements and costs.

The EA has been prepared in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act to provide a decision-making framework that analyzes alternatives to meet the project's purpose and need. In addition, the environmental assessment evaluates impacts to the parkway's natural and cultural resources and identifies measures to lessen the degree or extent of any impacts from the proposed project.

How to Comment on the draft EA

The public is invited to provide input on the draft EA, which is available online at A hard copy of the EA is available in the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center (milepost 266, Tupelo, MS) or upon request.Comments received during the public comment period will be used to help evaluate issues and concerns to be further addressed in the environmental review process. If you wish to comment, post comments online at the address above, or mail comments to: Superintendent, 2680 Natchez Trace Parkway, Tupelo, MS 38804. We will accept comments from March 17-April 17, 2014. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment – including your personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

Last updated: April 14, 2015

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