New Orleans, LA – Earlier today, the Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced that tolls will resume at the La. 1 Expressway in Leeville on Tuesday, September 11. Tolls will go into effect at 10 a.m.
DOTD will be conducting manual toll collections and automated tolls will be collected via Geaux Pass toll tags. The in-lane cash and charge machine was severely damaged when a large truck struck it last month. DOTD expects to have a replacement installed sometime this fall.
The tolls had been suspended by DOTD to facilitate evacuation, emergency and protective services once it was determined that Hurricane Isaac would pose a significant threat to the Leeville/Port Fourchon area.
Additionally, DOTD provides the following updates on Crescent City Connection Division recovery activities as related to Hurricane Isaac:
CCCD successfully resumed toll operations at the Crescent City Connection Bridge at 10 a.m., Saturday, September 8.
Marine maintenance crews continue work at both the Algiers and Gretna terminals for damages sustained during Hurricane Isaac. Mechanical repairs are underway for two boats; two others have been dry-docked as mandated by the U.S. Coast Guard.
Ground maintenance crews continue with mowing/cleanup efforts along the Westbank Expressway and the areas around the ferry terminals, as well as CCCD. Today, crews started sweeping bridges, ramps and the expressway. Trash pickup is set to resume this week.
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) is committed to delivering transportation and public works systems that enhance the quality of life. In addition to more than 16,600 miles of roadway, including over 890 miles of interstate, DOTD supports the development of the state’s aviation, marine and rail infrastructures. Through this work, we are able to facilitate economic development, create job opportunities, improve vital evacuation routes, and make critical freight corridors safer and more efficient.
For more information, please visit www.dotd.la.gov, email email@example.com, or call DOTD’s Customer Service Center at (225) 379-1232 or 1-877-4LADOTD (1-877-452-3683). Business hours are 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.