Update – Natchez Trace Parkway Road Closure Near Ridgeland, MS

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HEADQUARTERS, MS: Natchez Trace Parkway officials closed a 7-mile stretch of road from milepost 93.1 to milepost 100.7 on October 31, 2019 to replace a culvert that reached is operational life span. Continuous rain throughout the southern district since October has delayed repairs.

The culvert was replaced the week of January 5, 2020 but work near the road is not complete. Rain has saturated the ground, which has not allowed contractors to accommodate the heavy equipment. The Parkway needs at least two weeks without rain for the ground to sufficiently dry enough to move the equipment in where it needs to be. Rain continues to be in the forecast for the foreseeable future. “Visitor and staff safety remains our top priority. We apologize for the inconvenience and request the public’s patience and understanding as we wait out the weather.” stated Acting Superintendent Laura Perdices.

For more information about the Natchez Trace Parkway, go to www.nps.gov/natr or call 1-800-305-7417.