Toll increase possible to fund safety improvements on Lake Pontchartrain Causeway

Lake Pontchartrain Causeway Commission Chairman Michael Lorino Jr. said Wednesday (June 18) he would support a toll increase if necessary to raise the money to make expensive safety improvements on the bridge. Lorino raised the possibility of a toll hike at the commission’s monthly meeting after hearing an update on the ongoing study on raising the bridge retaining walls to prevent vehicles from plunging into the lake.

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