iwasthere UNO Fan New Orleans Member since Jul 2010 1089 posts
re: Crescent City Connection tolls eliminated for good after referendum fails (Posted on 5/6/13 at 3:12 pm to TIGERSandFROGS)
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.