Corps river project will close bike path in Jefferson

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- Work by the Army Corps of Engineers will close the river levee bike path from the Orleans Parish line to Crislaur Avenue seen here in Metairie, La. Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 across from Ochsner Hospital with the Huey P. Long Bridge in the background.
Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- Work by the Army Corps of Engineers will close the river levee bike path from the Orleans Parish line to Crislaur Avenue seen here in Metairie, La. Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 across from Ochsner Hospital with the Huey P. Long Bridge in the background.

Official: Construction to raise east bank Mississippi River levee to take 2 years

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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