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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Causeway toll hike starts Saturday

Commuters will pay higher tolls across the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway starting Saturday – an increase that will go toward $130 million in safety improvements for the bridge.

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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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