Lake Pontchartrain Causeway Commission Approves Toll Hike for Safety Improvements

The Times-Picayune reports, “After hearing citizens’ objections for more than an hour, the Causeway Commission voted Wednesday night (Aug. 10) to raise tolls and spend $103 million to beef up railings on the southbound bridge and add sections of shoulder to both spans.” The report adds, “Under the plan, the $2 round-trip cost for a toll-tag customer would rise to $3. Cash customers would see their $3 round-trip cost rise to $5.”