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re: Crescent City Connection tolls eliminated for good after referendum fails


About time.





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iwasthere
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re: Crescent City Connection tolls eliminated for good after referendum fails


quote:I'd also add if the toll money were used for west bank road improvements such as extending the elevated expressway from Ames Blvd to the Huey and down to the Boutte bridge, people probably would have voted to keep them..... That wouldn't be a wise investment, considering the Fed Dept of Transportation will be shelling out the dough for that eventually to be the route of I-49. If anything, they should've improved the tolling capacity to be like the toll roads in Texas, which don't hinder traffic flow. [/quote]

It will never be extended through Westwego. They will not allow it. That is why it doesn't go past where it is now.

Now, If the tolls only went for the bridge, and the toll was reduced to say .25, then more people would vote for them.






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vl100butch
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quote:

It will never be extended through Westwego. They will not allow it. That is why it doesn't go past where it is now.


not knowledgable about Westwegan politics....why in the world wouldn't they want it to go through?

loss of revenue from speeding tickets?






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iwasthere
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It would allow people to drive straight past basically. They went against it because they want people to have to drive through Westwego on the Expressway and see all it has to offer.

They said it would make people not stop at the stores.



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zippyputt
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re: Crescent City Connection tolls eliminated for good after referendum fails


Drove through this morning and it was sweeeeet!





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