As Vote Nears on Toll Hike to Fund Safety Improvements, Another Vehicle Veers off Lake Pontchartrain Causeway

The Times-Picayune reports, “After some two years of study, Lake Pontchartrain Causeway officials plan to vote Wednesday night (Aug. 10) on a controversial plan to raise tolls and spend $103 million on safety improvements for the 24-mile bridges.”

And, “As if on cue,” the newspaper adds, “a southbound pickup flew off the bridge Monday morning (Aug. 8), demonstrating Causeway officials’ position that the railings should be improved. Causeway police and emergency personnel rescued the driver, who was taken to a hospital for observation.” WDSU-TV News also reports.