St. Tammany Council approves $133M bond issue for Causeway

Despite impassioned objections from citizens, the St. Tammany Parish Council gave its blessing Thursday (Oct. 6) to a Lake Pontchartrain Causeway bond issue that would pay for $103 million in safety improvements and require a toll increase to pay off the debt. The financing plan — which would allow the Causeway to beef-up railings on the southbound span and add sections of shoulder on both bridges — still needs the approval of the Jefferson Parish Council.

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