Trace closure result of Yazoo clay damage
By KATIE EUBANKS
Sun Staff Writer
THE NATIONAL Park Service is spending $750,000 and has shut down eight miles of the Natchez Trace Parkway to fix a problem caused by something many Northsiders are familiar with: Yazoo clay.
Crews with Miami-based Dozier and Dozier Construction are digging out and rebuilding a half-mile stretch near milepost 94.8, west of Ridgeland, that has sunken in after a slide occurred between weathered and un-weathered layers of clay.