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Downtown BR levee to reopen Saturday

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Posted: Jun 10, 2011 2:08 PM by Russell Jones
Updated: Jun 10, 2011 2:08 PM
Source: EBR Mayor-President's office

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Topics: baton rouge, people, pedestrians, cyclists, downtown, levee, belle, lsu, flood, river watch, wbrz, louisiana

BATON ROUGE - People will once again be able to walk the levees in downtown Baton Rouge this weekend.

Mayor-President Kip Holden's office said the levee north of the Belle of Baton Rouge Casino will no longer be off-limits to pedestrians and cyclists starting Saturday.

Jim Ferguson with the Department of Public Works also said they will re-open the rest of the levee south of the Belle to LSU sometime next week, after Tiger dams and sand bags in that area are removed.

The levee has been closed since May 13 because of high river levels, which let work crews have uninterrupted access while they reinforced and monitored the levees.

Mayor Holden applauded the DPW crews for their work on the levees, and their quick work removing the flood barriers once they were no longer needed.

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