The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway’s southbound span re-opened Monday (Aug. 8) just before 10 a.m., following a wreck that sent a truck crashing into the water about 8:15 a.m. The northbound bridge re-opened at about 9 a.m.
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Causeway Police Cpl. Mikel Melton saw the man in the water was struggling.
A young lady named Kaylee came and brought the Causeway Police Officers flowers on 08/04/2016. She wanted to thank everyone for their service. She asked her dad to take her to buy the flowers and to bring her to the bridge to hand them out.
Left to Right: Corporal Thomas, Kaylee, & Sergeant Andras.
Motorists can expect to pay more to cross the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway if the members of the Greater New Orleans Expressway Commission (GNOEC) follow the recommendation made by the agency’s staff at a July 20 meeting held on the north shore in Council Chambers at the Parish Administrative Complex. The increased revenue will be used to fund $103 million in bridge safety improvements.
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Officials overseeing the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway are eyeing a toll increase for commuters.
A proposal to raise tolls on the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway to finance $103 million in safety improvements generated a lot of discussion and questions at a recent public meeting and in the comment streams on NOLA.com. People want to know such things as how much toll revenue is collected, how many traffic tickets are issued and why Causeway police officers patrol the Huey P. Long Bridge.
Citizens filled the St. Tammany Parish Council chambers Wednesday night (July 20) and listened politely as Lake Pontchartrain Causeway officials explained in detail a proposal to increase tolls to fund $103 million in safety improvements on the 24-mile bridge. Then, one-by-one, most of the speakers expressed criticisms and objections to the plan to beef up railings on the southbound span and construct sections of shoulder on both bridges.