Tupelo, MS Paving Project Closure and Detour

On August 16, 2023 a section of the Natchez Trace Parkway south of Tupelo, MS closed for road rehabilitation and paving between milepost 239.2 (intersection with MS Hwy 32) and milepost 256.7 (intersection with MS 6/US 278).

  • This closure is expected to last thru the spring of 2024.

Click here for more info, maps and directions of the Marked Detour Route and an Alternate Bicycle Detour Route.

Major Repaving/Rehabilitation Project in Northeast MS and Northwest AL
  • On August 31, 2023 the National Park Service reopened the Natchez Trace Parkway from milepost 321 (intersection with US 72) to milepost 326.3 (intersection with North Pike Road) near the town of Cherokee, Alabama.
    One lane closures will continue as necessary to complete striping and final project cleanup. Please use caution in the area and continue to watch out for workers and equipment.
  • These 5 miles were the last section of the 40-mile-long (from milepost 291 to milepost 331) Parkway Road Rehabilitation and Paving Project (that began on November 3, 2021). All 40 miles are now open!
NatchezTraceTravel.com Website and Email were Offline October 1 thru October 8, 2023

Early in the morning of October 1, 2023 the company (Rochen.com) that hosts this website experienced a major outage that caused our website and email to go offline.

We have run into a serious problem with one of our VMware vSAN distributed storage clusters at our Dallas location. We will fully investigate the matter and put together a Reason For Outage (RFO) report once everything is fully resolved but it looks like a range of freak and unexpected events happened at the same time to result in the failure. Up until this point we have been running vSAN for many years with great performance and pretty much 100% uptime.

Rochen.com, probably the most popular world-wide hosting company for websites using the content management system Joomla.org, has never had a problem like this in the past. They have hosted NatchezTraceTravel.com since it first went online in 2009. Up until October 1st, NatchezTraceTravel.com has never been offline for more than a couple hours.

We apologize for this inconvenience. If you tried to email us during this period - please, try again.
Randy Fought - owner, Natchez Trace Travel

For those of you curious about the outage and restore process - you can view the update reports at www.rochen.com/docs/documentation/us-vsan-network-status/. NatchezTraceTravel.com "lives" on the US504 server group.

Parkway visitors can reach a park ranger between 9 am to 4:30 pm by calling 662-680-4027 or by messaging them on Facebook www.facebook.com/NatchezTraceParkwayNPS

Check out all of the Natchez Trace Parkway "Current Conditions", visit: www.nps.gov/natr/planyourvisit/conditions.htm

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