Leeville Bridge to hike toll rates
LEEVILLE - The cost to cross the Leeville Bridge will soon go up.
The Courier reports the toll rate for the bridge along La. Highway 1 has long been scheduled to increase by 20 percent in the new year.
Car and truck drivers pay a $2.50 toll, which would rise to $3. Large trucks with more than six axles would see an increase from $12 to $15.
Though the bridge is having financial problems, officials on the Louisiana Transportation Authority Board say it's unlikely the rates will be raised higher than the 20 percent increase already planned.
A legislative audit found that the bridge payment system had been deficient in collecting toll revenue and suggested the bridge could struggle to meet increased financial obligations in the future.