Corps river project will close bike path in Jefferson

The project to raise the height of the levee on the east bank of the Mississippi River will shift to Jefferson Parish soon, closing two stretches of the bike path atop the levee for about a year each.

Because there is no place where bike traffic can be safely diverted, there will not be a temporary path along the levee, Fran Campbell of the East Jefferson Levee District said.

No road runs along the length of the levee, so the only option would be to divert bike traffic to Jefferson Highway.

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