Road repairs in Vicksburg National Military Park

The National Park Service will launch a project next week to repair parts of roads in Vicksburg National Military Park that are currently open to the public,

The works, which are due to begin on February 1, will repair sections of roads already open to prevent further closures. The project is expected to be completed by July, the Vicksburg Post reported. Work includes rehabilitation of guardrails and washouts, replacement of guardrails, storm drains, sidewalks and curbs.

“This is an important step in completing much-needed emergency repairs and moving the park toward a more sustainable road network,” said park superintendent Carrie Mardorf.

Repairs will be carried out at two locations on Confederate Avenue; three locations along Union Avenue between Memorial Arch and Ransom’s Gun Path; and five locations along Union Avenue in the South Loop.

The majority of work will require temporary closures for short periods, often just minutes to move equipment. Flaggers will be present for traffic control. Visitors should check the park‘s social media pages for closure notifications.

For more information and updates on the project, visit the park’s website.

In the meantime, the following areas of the park are closed to vehicles and pedestrians indefinitely:

• Grant Avenue beyond the African American Monument, including Grant Circle.

• Union Avenue from Grant Avenue to the USS Cairo Museum.

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