The southbound span of the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway reopened Friday (May 12) at 7:25 a.m. after a wreck at mile marker 15, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development said. The bridge had been closed for about 30 minutes.
This month, commuters started paying 50 percent more to travel on the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway. Causeway commissioners, who are well-intentioned, want the added cash for “safety improvements,” but residents — including myself — have more questions than answers.
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.