NOLA Causeway Manager Insists Toll Hikes Will Take Effect, Despite Lawmaker’s Attempt to Block Safety Project

WVUE reports that Carlton Dufrechou, General Manager of the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, “insists that toll increases of as much as $2 a trip will begin one month from today” despite a legislator’s attempt to block the $103 million in safety improvements the toll increases are meant to fund. “When [WVUE] asked Dufrechou if Hollis’ effort would have any impact, he replied, ‘No, toll increases will go in place May 6.’”