(AP) — A popular recreation area that runs through three southern states is reopening more of its facilities after restricting access due to the coronavirus, federal officials said. The Natchez Trace Parkway is a 444-mile recreational road and scenic drive through three states. Date: March 19, 2020 Contact: Perri Spreiser, 662-680-4053 Natchez Trace Parkway is announcing modifications to operations to implement the latest guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), and local and state authorities to promote social distancing. It roughly follows the "Old Natchez Trace" a historic travel corridor used by American Indians, "Kaintucks," European settlers, slave traders, soldiers, and future presidents. The Natchez Trace Parkway this week is allowing some access to comfort stations along the parkway, The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported. TUPELO, Miss. Capacity restrictions will be in place and […] The Natchez Trace Parkway this week is allowing some access to comfort stations along the parkway, The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported. A seven-mile stretch of The Natchez Trace Parkway remains closed due to heavy and frequent rain. As of March 19, 2020, all visitor contact stations are closed, all other facilities remain open. Natchez Trace Parkway is reopening some visitor facilities News. The section of parkway from US 49 (mile marker 93.1) to I-55 (mile marker 100.7) near Ridgeland, Mississippi was previously closed due to hazardous road conditions. (AP) — A popular recreation area that runs through three southern states is reopening more of its facilities after restricting access due to the coronavirus, federal officials said. by: Associated Press. TUPELO, Miss. RIDGELAND, MS: The previously closed section of the Natchez Trace Parkway motor road has been re-opened to traffic until further notice. A popular recreation area that runs through three southern states is reopening more of its facilities after restricting access due to the coronavirus, federal officials said. Natchez Trace Parkway is reopening some visitor facilities. June 3, 2020 GMT.