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    More than 50 protestors waved “no tolls” signs at the base of the current Belle Chasse Bridge last week.

Peters Road extension touted as key to avoiding BC Bridge toll

As the possibility of being saddled with a 30-year toll draws nearer, Plaquemines officials and citizens are looking for a way out of a state-proposed public-private partnership.

On the tame end of the spectrum was a resolution proposed by District 5 council member Benny Rousselle at the Aug. 8 Parish Council meeting in Pointe a la Hache requesting that the Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development provide a breakdown of funds needed to build a bridge over the intracoastal waterway linking Peters Road in Jefferson Parish with Walker Road in Plaquemines Parish. The resolution, which passed unanimously, is designed to communicate Plaquemines Parish Government’s desire to complete the Peters Road Bridge, which would provide a third route out of the parish for residents and an outlet for commercial rail and truck traffic, and the Belle Chasse Bridge on Highway 23 without implementing a 30-year toll on the latter.

 

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