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 256.9 (intersection with MS 6/US 278).

Update on December 14, 2023:
The closed section of Natchez Trace Parkway, from milepost 239.2 to milepost 256.9, has reopened to traffic.

Travelers should expect single-lane closures into Summer 2024. Work continues to add an additional layer of asphalt, add permanent striping, and grade the shoulder. Please Drive safe, the park way and remember to watch out for people working on the road. Visit for the most current information on detours and closures on the Parkway.

When cycling always wear brightly colored clothing and have both front and rear flashing lights on your bicycle.

Tupelo, Mississippi - Natchez Trace Parkway - Road Rehabilitation and Paving Project

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