National Park Service Signs Warn No Trucks On Natchez Trace Parkway

(Last Updated On: January 26, 2018)


“There’s a tractor trailer on the Parkway,” reported the caller to the Parkway Dispatcher. “It’s heading north from Highway 82.” This was the eighth call of the day on illegal trucks traveling the Parkway, but this time rangers could not respond because they were busy with a motor vehicle collision. The dispatcher thanked the caller and hoped a ranger would get free to catch the truck before it exited the Parkway.

In the past few years, the number of tractor trailers on the Parkway has steadily increased. Rangers and dispatchers have been tracking the most common entrance and exit points for truck traffic in an attempt to reduce the number of trucks illegally accessing the Parkway. Based on the data collected, they created a new sign plan that provides a clear notice to truckers that the Parkway is off limits.

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