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83 miles of Natchez Trace Parkway to receive $54.3M in repairs

Image courtesy of the Natchez Trace Parkway

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced it is providing $54.3 million to the National Park Service to make safety improvements on the Natchez Trace Parkway.

The funding will be used to resurface, restore, and rehabilitate the condition of 83 miles of pavement on the parkway. Throughout history, countless individuals have traveled across the state using the Natchez Trace, making the national park’s service facility the seventh-most visited in the nation today.

“Through President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, we’re now modernizing more of the infrastructure that creates opportunity in tribal communities,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. “Today, we’re proud to award over $54 million to resurface, restore, and rehabilitate over 80 miles of the Natchez Trace Parkway in Mississippi, making it safer and more resilient for all those who rely on it.”

Funding for the grant was provided through FHWA’s Nationally Significant Federal Lands and Tribal Project program and President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

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