Jeff Parish councilman wants public vote on Causeway tolls

Jefferson Parish Councilman Chris Roberts wants a referendum to decide whether the Causeway Commission may raise tolls on the 24-mile bridges over Lake Pontchartrain. Roberts tells WDSU television he’ll ask the Parish Council to discuss the increase.

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Debate over Lake Pontchartrain Causeway tolls increase reflects past, looks to future

The first span of the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway was completed in 1956, when cars sported fins and the postwar suburban explosion was still years away from the north shore. The Causeway and the parishes it connects have changed dramatically since then, but two things from the original span remain: the concrete used to build it and the debt incurred to pay for it.

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Intrepid bicyclist nabbed on the Causeway

Lake Pontchartrain Causeway police had more than stormy weather and heavy traffic to deal with Friday afternoon (Aug. 12). At about 3:30 p.m., a man on a bicycle cruised onto the northbound span and made it about a mile before police heard about the stunt and caught up with him.

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Lake Pontchartrain Causeway toll hike: 5 things to know

After two and a half years of study, Lake Pontchartrain Causeway officials voted Wednesday night (Aug. 10) to raise the tolls to pay for $103 million in safety improvements, despite objections from many citizens in the audience. But that doesn’t mean it’s a done deal — yet.

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