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Parish council approves tax, toll road

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Posted: Oct 17, 2013 10:21 PM by Zach Correa
Updated: Oct 18, 2013 6:22 AM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: tollway, toll road, road, highway 933, highway 42, highway 16, juvenile detention center, tax, ascension parish, livingston parish, Ascension parish council, council

GONZALES - The Ascension Parish Council approved a new tax to fund a parish juvenile detention center. In addition, a new study concerning a potential toll road is coming to Ascension.

The new tax will add about 10-20 dollars per year to property taxes in the parish. Ascension is currently partnering with Assumption Parish to incarcerate juveniles.

Parish officials have already looked into possible locations for the detention center.

The council also approved a study for a toll road that would connect Ascension and Livingston Parishes.

The tollway would start at the intersection of Highways 933 and 42, cross over the Amite River and link with Highway 16.

Both parishes are teaming up with a private business to build the road. If construction for the road is authorized, the company will construct and operate the tolls.

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