Causeway’s safety plan will help; Rep. Paul Hollis is wrong, Expressway Commission leaders argue

In a letter to the editor, St. Tammany Parish Rep. Paul Hollis says we should look at planned causeway improvements more closely because “there is not enough proof” they will increase safety.

It’s unclear how he could make that statement given that in three years of public meetings in which every detail of safety improvements was discussed, Hollis was never once in attendance.

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New Causeway tolls go into effect Saturday

Crossing the Causeway bridge gets more costly, starting at 4:00 a.m. Saturday. Drivers headed south across the lake will pay one to two dollars more, depending on whether they pay cash or have a toll tag.

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