Tennessee River Bridge & HWY 72 to Milepost 303 Detour

There are two maps for each section.


Southbound Detour

Map of southbound detour and same text directions as on this page.
Map and directions of southbound detour Phase 3

Map by J Farmer

Southbound Map 1 and Directions - Florence/Muscle Shoals area

  1. Near MP 337 at AL 20 Turn Left to Exit Natchez Trace Parkway.
  2. Turn Left onto AL 20 Eastbound and continue for 14.2 miles.
  3. Turn Left onto S Pine Street and Continue for 0.2 Miles.
  4. Turn Right onto Veterans Drive and continue for 1.4 Miles.
  5. Turn Right onto AL-133 Connector
  6. Turn Left onto AL-133 Southbound and continue for 7.5 Miles
  7. Turn Right onto US-72 ALT and Continue Straight onto US-72 Westbound
Go to Map 2
Map of detour between HWY 72 south to milepost 303 on the Parkway.

Southbound Map 2 - HWY 72 west to Parkway milepost 303

  1. Continue on US-72 Westbound for 37 Miles.
  2. Turn Right onto MS 25 South Bound Ramp.
  3. Turn Left at the End of the Ramp to MS 25 Southbound.
  4. Continue on MS 25 for 13.6 Miles
  5. Turn Right onto Natchez Trace Parkway Ramp and Continue to Natchez Trace Parkway
  6. Turn left and Continue South on Natchez Trace parkway.
  7. End Detour

Northbound Detour

Map of the detour between HWY 72 south to Milepost 303 on the Parkway

Northbound Map 1 - Parkway to HWY 72 east

Parkway Milepost 303 north to Florence/Muscle Shoals, Alabama
  1. Near MP 303 at MS 25 Exit Natchez Trace Parkway
  2. Turn Left on MS 25
  3. Continue on MS 25 for 13.6 Miles
  4. Turn Right onto US 72 East Bound and Continue on US 72 for 37 Miles
Go to Map 2

Map of northbound detour from HWY 72 to parkway
Map and directions of northbound detour

Map by J Farmer

Northbound Map 2 - HWY 72 to Florence Muscle Shoals Area and on to Parkway

  1. Continue Straight onto US-72 ALT
  2. Turn Left onto AL-133 Northbound and Continue for 7.5 Miles
  3. Turn Right onto Veterans Drive Exit Ramp
  4. Turn Left onto Veterans Drive and continue for 1.4 Miles
  5. Turn Left onto Mitchell Boulevard
  6. Turn Right onto AL-20 Westbound Exit Toward Savannah
  7. Continue on AL-20 for 14.1 Miles
  8. Turn Right Onto Natchez Trace Parkway Access Ramp and continue to Natchez Trace Parkway
  9. Turn Right and Continue North on Natchez Trace Parkway.
  10. End Detour

Last updated: October 6, 2022

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