Natchez Trace Parkway Reopens 8-Mile Section, South of Ridgeland, MS

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Date: November 5, 2012
Contact: Barry Boyd, 662-680-4020

RIDGELAND, MS - The National Park Service has completed repairs to a damaged section of the Natchez Trace Parkway at milepost 94.9, south of Ridgeland, MS, and will reopen the Parkway to vehicular traffic on Tuesday, November 13, 2012. This section has been closed to motorized vehicles since March 14, 2012, after engineers identified a major safety hazard that had the potential to lead to a collapse of the roadway due to embankment instability. The National Park Service partnered with the Federal Highway Administration to make repairs to the roadway.

The closed section of the Natchez Trace Parkway has remained open to bicyclists during the construction period. When reopened, motorists are reminded adhere to the 3-foot passing requirement when encountering bicyclists on the Parkway. Bicyclists are reminded to ride single file and wear highly visible clothing.

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Mailing Address:

2680 Natchez Trace Parkway
Tupelo, MS 38804

Phone:

(800) 305-7417
Please call the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center at 1-800-305-7417. The Parkway Visitor Center is open everyday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (Central Time) except December 25. To contact the park's headquarters, call 662-680-4025 during regular business hours, Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm (Central Time).

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