TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - A busy section of the Natchez Trace Parkway in Tupelo is being closed for repair work.
The section passes in front of the visitor's center all the way to Highway 6.
Workers will re-pave, re-mill and re-surface the road for better and safer traveling.
It's not just the roads that will get a facelift, but also the informational pull-offs along the 9-mile stretch.
The visitor's center will be open and accessible from Highway 145.
The Parkway will also close four miles of the Blackland Prairie section of the national scenic trail.
Park Ranger Perri Spreiser said the closure will impact daily commuters and recreational motorists visiting the national park.
Workers have already started putting out electronic signs informing motorists of the upcoming closure.
Spreiser said work should begin by the end of July
The project is expected to take about five months to complete.