The downtown portion of the Mississippi River levee, north of the Belle of Baton Rouge Casino, will reopen to pedestrians and bicyclists Saturday, according to a news release from the Mayor-President’s Office.

The levee has been closed to the public since May 13 because of safety concerns about the high-water projections of the Mississippi River.

The remaining levee top between the Belle and LSU will reopen to foot and bicycle traffic next week after crews finish removing safety measures put in place on the levee for the recent flood threat, said Jim Ferguson, Department of Public Works chief engineer, in the news release.