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Natchez Trace officials to rebuild service centers

Reported by: Mel Carlock
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Updated: 10/24/2013 4:13 pm
TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- The Natchez Trace Parkway will begin work next week to replace three stations along the 444-mile scenic roadway.

Officials say on Monday, they will begin the process of demolishing the Visitor Contact Station at Colbert Ferry in Alabama, the comfort station at Pharr Mounds in Prentiss County and the service station building at Jeff Busby in Choctaw County.

The facilities will be replaced with newer facilities, but the Jeff Busby site will be converted to a comfort station.

Construction on the three projects is expected to be completed by May of 2014.

The work is being funded by a grant from the National Scenic Byways program and through the NPS operational rehabilitation program.

Temporary restroom facilities will be available at the sites, but drivers are urged to use caution while the work is underway.

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