Lake Pontchartrain Causeway toll increase kicks in May 6 at 4 a.m.

With Lake Pontchartrain Causeway tolls set to increase May 6, bridge officials moved forward Thursday (April 27) on plans to borrow more than $100 million via bonds to pay for safety improvements. The Causeway Commission heard a presentation from its financial adviser and authorized General Manager Carlton Dufrechou and the commission’s bond counsel to prepare for the bond sale.

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Blake Pontchartrain: Causeway utility vaults

Those little buildings you see on the southbound Causeway may look like miniature fishing camps similar to those that once lined Lake Pontchartrain’s shoreline. But they serve a much different purpose, one that helps ensure the safety of the thousands of drivers who travel across the bridge each day. They help keep the power on.

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