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Levees, River Road downtown being reopened

3 years ago Friday, June 03, 2011 1:25:37 PM CDT June 03, 2011 Friday, June 03 2011 Jun 3, 2011 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - A section of River Road in downtown Baton Rouge that was closed due to the rising Mississippi River is back open, and the downtown levees should soon follow suit.

DOTD removed sandbags and traffic barriers today from River Road near the Hollywood Casino, which had been closed due to water backing up into the drainage system.

Engineers with the Department of Public Works are also supposed to start taking down Tiger Dams and other barriers from the downtown levees Monday.  They estimate the work will take a week, and the levees will stay closed until that's done.

The Mississippi River level in Baton Rouge is below 43 feet, which is the level DPW wanted to reach before reopening those sections of downtown.

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