BATON ROUGE - State transportation officials are trying to negotiate a $174 million federal loan to ease problems in paying for a toll bridge in south Louisiana. The $371 million bridge, which opened in 2009, is on Louisiana Highway 1 in Leeville and crosses Bayou Lafourche, just west of Grand... more »
BATON ROUGE - State transportation officials have allowed up to 300,000 cars and trucks to use a troubled toll bridge in far south Louisiana without operators paying. That's according to a report issued on Monday. In addition, Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera said in an 18-page review that state officials failed... more »
BATON ROUGE - State auditors say an electronic toll collection system implemented on the LA 1 Bridge in Leeville three years ago continues to struggle with glitches that have been preventing it from collecting some toll violations. In a financial report released Monday, the state auditor's office said the Louisiana... more »
BATON ROUGE - The chief financial officer of the Department of Transportation and Development says a troubled toll bridge in coastal south Louisiana has increased its collections by adding a payment lane on site. But DOTD Undersecretary Michael Bridges acknowledged the change last month also has encountered problems, including equipment... more »
LEEVILLE - The state Department of Transportation and Development has resumed collecting tolls on the LA 1 bridge in Leeville. The tolls were suspended Sunday after a state of emergency was declared in advance of Tropical Storm Debby.
Debby's center was essentially stationary about 50 miles south of Apalachicola,... more »
State transportation officials say drivers paid $1.9 million in tolls during the first six months that the new Leeville bridge has been open. That's less than the $2.4 million the state had hoped to take in by this time on the Tomey J. Doucet bridge, but it's still within the... more »