Grant Brings Improvements and Jobs to the Natchez Trace Parkway

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by Cherie Ward, Our Mississippi Home

A $54.3 million grant will jumpstart safety for travelers and bring new jobs on a lengthy stretch of the Natchez Trace Parkway.

The funding serves as a key investment that will resurface, restore, and rehabilitate the pavement condition of 83 miles of parkway, improve safety by installing audible pavement markings and meet the transportation needs of multiple underserved communities.

“Through ’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, we’re now modernizing more of the infrastructure that creates opportunity in tribal communities,” U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said. “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…

This article first appeared on Our Mississippi Home.

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