Speakers question, criticize proposed Causeway toll increase

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.

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