- Associated Press - Monday, August 11, 2014

PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - Efforts to extend the paved park that extends along the top of the Mississippi River levee in West Baton Rouge Parish are gaining traction.

Port Allen officials say the project will provide more room for people attending riverfront events, allowing the city to revive its Christmas-themed Bonfest which has been discontinued for more than a decade.

Adrian Genre, Port Allen’s chief administrative officer, tells The Advocate (https://bit.ly/1uFMcZy ) the park extension plan got a boost last week when the Atchafalaya Basin Levee District approved a permit request from the city of Port Allen.

But the riverfront project still faces some challenges. The city has to get easement approval from property owners that the proposed extension could encroach upon.

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Information from: The Advocate, https://theadvocate.com

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