The board that governs the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway on Monday selected a Slidell firm to design 12 “safety bays,” or sections of shoulder, for the outside of the bridge’s two spans.
The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway Commission on Monday (Oct. 9) selected Volkert Inc. engineering firm to design the approximately $50 million project to add shoulders to the bridge.
A handcuffed man accused of injuring two Causeway Police officers after a traffic stop last week is identified in a police affidavit as Gregory D. Alexander, 31, of Bogalusa.
Two Causeway Bridge police officers had to go to the hospital on Friday, Sept. 15, after a vehicle pursuit turned into a foot chase.
Two Causeway police officers were injured Friday afternoon (Sept. 15) when a handcuffed suspect attacked and tried to escape after being pulled over in Mandeville, authorities said.
Hanging onto the rudder of their capsized sailboat beneath the Causeway, a strange sense of calm enveloped Jane and Scott Wolfe. After all, they had alerted people earlier that they may be in trouble in the heaving waters of Lake Pontchartrain.
Northbound motorists on the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway will encounter a lane closure Saturday between 6:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., authorities said Friday (Sept. 15).
Causeway responders plucked two people out of Lake Pontchartrainbeneath the bridge on Sunday after their 15-foot sailboat capsized, authorities said Monday (Sept. 11). Both were reportedly in good condition after the rescue.