NEW ORLEANS – NOVEMBER 15, 2012 – The Algiers Development District held a groundbreaking ceremony for Algiers’ new levee walking and bike path. This ceremony kicked off Phase I of the project, which includes building a path with lamp posts every 150 feet from the Algiers Point ferry terminal to the old Todd Shipyard, near Federal City. “This will offer residents of our community the opportunity to exercise on a much improved and safe asphalt paved path.,” said Kathy Lynn Honaker, Algiers Development District Executive Director. “The picturesque view of the Mississippi River and the east bank is an added bonus to utilizing this new recreational space.” The path will also include park benches and ramps for easy accessibility.
“Special thanks to the members of the Algiers Development District Board, Architects Sizeler Thompson Brown, Julien Engineering Consulting, the Algiers Economic Development Foundation, community members, military leaders and Craig Mitchell and the City Planning Commission for being instrumental in the rezoning process of the levee for recreational use as well as Durr Heavy Construction for helping to bring this project to fruition.” said Rep. Jeff Arnold, D-Algiers and Algiers Development District Board chairman.
It is estimated that Phase I of the walking and bike path will be completed in July 2013.