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  • Vitter, others support tolls to complete I-49

    October 4, 2014 5:42 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter says he "aggressively favors tolls" to pay part of the $3 billion needed for the completion of Interstate 49 between Lafayette and New Orleans. He told a meeting of the I-49 South Coalition in Lafayette Friday that people would accept tolls to... more »
  • Voters to decide fate of tolls at New Orleans span

    November 2, 2012 3:51 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Commuters who traverse the Crescent City Connection bridge into New Orleans may soon no longer have to deal with the cost and inconvenience of bridge tolls, unless voters decide to keep the tolls in place in a Nov. 6 vote. Voters in Jefferson and Plaquemines parishes... more »
  • Tolls suspended on 2 bridges for Isaac

    August 27, 2012 9:01 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - State transportation officials say toll collection is being suspended on two major bridges in south Louisiana. The suspension affects the Louisiana Highway 1 bridge, an evacuation route for the Grand Isle and Port Fourchon areas along the coast, and the Crescent City Connection, which links the... more »
  • Tolls eyed on road sections to fund I-49 work

    March 23, 2012 9:23 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A group exploring the idea of using tolls to pay for the completion of Interstate 49 south is considering a narrowed focus on only the 6-mile portion through Lafayette. The Lafayette Metropolitan Expressway Commission, which has taken the local lead in the search for I-49 funding,... more »
  • Tolls an option for I-49 through Lafayette

    December 17, 2010 11:45 PM

    Drive through Lafayette- down Johnston Street or US 90 and it seems to take forever to get from here to there. For years, the state has planned to improve the infrastructure but the money just isn't there. Now, highway experts are looking to tap into a new source of funding....... more »
  • Tolls eyed for I-49 completion

    December 17, 2010 9:27 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette Metropolitan Expressway Commission is exploring the possibility of collecting tolls to fund the completion of Interstate 49 through Lafayette. Commission member Elaine Abell tells The Advocate that the panel will study whether traffic volumes would generate enough toll revenue to upgrade U.S. 90 to... more »
  • Indonesia Struggles as Tsunami, Volcano Tolls Rise

    October 27, 2010 9:25 AM

    MENTAWAI ISLANDS, Indonesia (AP) - Helicopters with emergency supplies finally landed Wednesday on the remote Indonesian islands slammed by a tsunami that killed at least 272 people, while elsewhere in the archipelago the toll from a volcanic eruption rose to 30, including the mountain's spiritual caretaker. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono... more »

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