Drought causing pavement issues on Natchez Trace - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Drought causing pavement issues on Natchez Trace

Source: WLBT Source: WLBT

The Natchez Trace Parkway cautions visitors about pavement problems in the Mississippi section of the Parkway.

Extreme drought has caused severe cracking and movement of the parkway motor road surface in many areas.

Differential settlement across lanes can be a problem for cars, and especially motorcycles.

This movement is happening because the underlying soils are shrinking because of the lack of rain.

This issue will continue to get worse as the drought conditions continue.  

Maintenance crews continue to make repairs to the areas that require immediate attention.

For additional information about the Natchez Trace Parkway, please call (662) 680-4027 or (800) 305- 7417 or visit their website HERE

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