Navy Circle reopened after being closed for nearly a year

Published 4:31 pm Thursday, October 18, 2018

Navy Circle has been reopened by Vicksburg National Military Park officials.

According to information from the park, the popular site with its view of the Mississippi River near the Mississippi State Welcome Center off of Washington Street was reopened to all traffic Thursday.

Navy Circle was closed to traffic and pedestrians in November 2017 for work by the Vicksburg Bridge Commission to stabilize soil erosion in the in area of the old Highway Bridge.

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Once the erosion problem was fixed, the park installed a new pedestrian fence along the overlook for visitor safety.

Navy Circle is open to the public daily from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.


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John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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