Causeway Commission seeking bidders to design safety bay project

A gravel truck broke down in the northbound lanes of the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway on Wednesday afternoon and was rear-ended by a pickup, strewing debris on the roadway, sending both drivers to the hospital and closing the span for more than an hour.

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Causeway breakdown, 3 crashes involving 10 vehicles snare morning commute

The closure of the Causeway’s southbound span Thursday morning (Feb. 23) came after a short but wild stretch in which there was a breakdown followed by three separate crashes involving a total of 10 vehicles, authorities said. One of the crashes was a hit-and-run, and the driver is being sought.

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Causeway chase suspect identified as Covington man

A suspected drunken driver who led Lake Pontchartrain Causeway police on a North Shore car chase was identified by authorities Thursday (Feb. 9) as Kendrick Harrison, 40, of Covington. Harrison was booked with DWI, aggravated flight from a police officer, aggravated obstruction of a roadway, driving on a suspended license, making an improper turn at an intersection, reckless driving, resisting a police officer and speeding, a Causeway official said.

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