NEW ORLEANS – Beginning November 5, 2012, the Mississippi River levee multi-purpose access path between the Jefferson Parish line and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New Orleans District Headquarters will be closed to residential use. This closure is a part of the Carrollton Mississippi River Levee enlargement project. The closure of the path, locally referred to as the bike path, is anticipated to last until May 2013.
This work is part of the Corps’ effort to raise 10,000 feet of river levee approximately one to two feet along the east bank of the river between the Orleans/Jefferson Parish line and Audubon Park Riverview. Construction is estimated to take 10 to 12 months to complete and will bring this levee section up to its Congressionally-authorized dimensions. Work wil l begin near the Jefferson parish line and progress to the Corps’ New Orleans District headquarters. During construction of this levee section, access to the levee between the New Orleans District and Jefferson Parish line will be restricted.
For more information on the Carrollton Levee Enlargement project, please visit the Corps’ webpage at http://www.mvn.usace.army.mil/pao/audubonfly.asp. This page will be updated as new information becomes available.
Release no. 12-063