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West Baton Rouge levee trails project begins in Brusly

Source: West Baton Rouge Parish Council Source: West Baton Rouge Parish Council
Source: West Baton Rouge Parish Council Source: West Baton Rouge Parish Council
BRUSLY, LA (WAFB) -

Work is underway in Brusly on phase one of the levee trails project in West Baton Rouge Parish.

"In this particular phase of the project has a ramp here at Main Street and then there is going to be three miles of levee top from Addis Lane to the south to Beaulieu Lane on the north," said Kevin Durbin, director of Public Works for the parish. "It's a three mile walking and biking facility that we're building."

The project falls under the parish master plan, which includes 76 parish-wide action items or goals over the span of about 20 years. Durbin said once completed, the levee trails project will accomplish about a dozen of the goals included in that master plan. 

"Everything from getting people out of their vehicles, socializing more. Studies have shown that people who bike and walk tend to socialize more than when you're driving around in the vehicle... to economic development studies have shown that levee trails and bike trails bring in economic development for a region, so we're really excited about it," Durbin added.

Phase one of the project is expected to last a few months.

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