After four morning accidents, Causeway director calls for drivers to ‘refocus’

It’s the 24-mile-long bridge that CNN Travel recently called “a pulse-quickening half-hour drive.” While some local Causeway commuters might beg to differ with that analysis, a handful of accidents last week prompted the bridge’s top official to urge drivers to be attentive while driving across the lake, especially during the hectic morning commute.

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Causeway officials consider investing in new guard rails

Causeway managers are exploring new ways of making the bridge safer, and with proposals running as high as $50 million, many wonder who might pay.

It happens, on average, once every five years. A vehicle goes off the southbound side of the Causeway, killing the driver.

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Working together on Causeway helps avert catastrophe: Letter

Several of our “old-timers” tell me this was the worst icing ever experienced on the Cause­way. Were it not for the dedica­tion of our maintenance crews, police officers and dispatchers, and the cooperation of our com­muters and the news media, this wintery adventure could have quickly become a disaster.

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Lake Pontchartrain Causeway closed in both directions

The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway is closed in both directions due to icing on the span. The decision to close the bridge came around 1:15 p.m.

But bridge General Manager Carlton Dufrechou said the decision was made to close the bridge when icy conditions led to vehicles spinning out.

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